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Understanding Fillings  Back to Treatments 

Tooth 17 Before

Dental fillings fill holes in teeth -

David uses the latest proven techniques to repair teeth

Tooth 17 After
Cavities Holes are caused by decay, wear, or trauma Wear1
Cervical cavities

Fillings repair the structure of a damaged tooth -

to help restore function, strength and appearance

Cervical fills
Tooth 3 Before Fillings can be metal or tooth-coloured Tooth 3 After
Tooth 11 Before

 Using a thin rubber sheet around the teeth

allows David to place the fillings optimally and safely

Tooth 12 Before
Ceramic inlay1

Fillings can be put in directly or indirectly - 

Great attention to detail ensures a predictable result

Ceramic inlay2
Tooth 16 Before

Direct fillings are put into the hole in the tooth by the dentist 

- using a soft material that then sets hard

Tooth 16 After
Tooth 18 Before

Indirect fillings (called inlays or onlays)

are made outside of the mouth

(either by machine or in a laboratory by a dental technologist)

the dentist then glues the filling into the hole

Tooth 18 After



 For smaller holes

  For bigger holes

 Lower cost 

  Higher cost 

 1 visit

  2 or more visits

 Composite resin ('plastic'), silver amalgam

  Ceramic / porcelain, composite resin, gold

David can help you decide if a Direct or Indirect filling is more suitable