Almost all the fillings we provide are 'white'. These are made of a composite material that is bonded to the tooth. The bonding allows us to prepare cavities as minimally as possible leaving more healthy tooth tissue. White fillings, of course, also look better than amalgam.
If the filling is very large we often suggest having an onlay instead. Onlays can be made in durable, aesthetic ceramic materials using our CEREC CADCAM equipment in one appointment or precious metal.
As well as being more hard-wearing, onlays can be shaped to perfectly fit the space. This can be very important for gum health because tooth cleaning will be easier and more effective.