Composite fillings are natural-looking solutions that replace the old mercury-based amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are used to restore decayed teeth. They may also be used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the colour of the teeth or reshaping a misshapen or misaligned tooth.
Very large cavities or damage to the cusps of your teeth require dental inlays or onlays. These offer a solution for damage that is too big for fillings yet not extensive enough to require dental crowns. Inlays are slightly smaller and are inserted to add structure and support between the cusps of your tooth, while onlays are larger and will cover or replace one or more cusps. Both Inlays and onlays are natural looking solutions that are made to match the colour of your teeth.