fillings, crowns and onlays

From chewing through three meals a day to forming our beautiful smiles, our pearly whites are constantly at work. Over time, these hard workers can start to suffer from wear and tear. Restorative dentistry includes the use of fillings, crowns and onlays to bring your teeth back to full function and minimise future damage.

Restorations and Dental Crowns

What does this treatment include?

  • Fillings ‘fill up’ any cavities or holes in your teeth and prevent further decay in that spot
  • Crowns act as a ‘crash helmet’ and are placed over teeth that have become significantly weakened
  • Onlays fit over your tooth’s biting surface 
  • At Carlton Dental Care we develop a fully customised plan for you, including X-rays, custom made restorations to fit your teeth, and tips for ongoing care at home

When do I need this?

If you have tooth decay, chipped teeth, worn teeth from grinding or sensitivity due to overbrushing, you may require fillings. Crowns and onlays are recommended if you have a tooth that has become heavily weakened or undergone root canal treatment. 

What are the benefits?

Stop decay in its tracks. Unfortunately tooth decay does not heal by itself

For fillings, we generally use composite fillings which are matched to your natural tooth colour

Crowns and onlays can improve the appearance of discoloured or misshapen teeth

Stronger teeth. Our crowns and onlays are usually made from gold or ceramic, and shield weakened teeth from fractures or further damage