Indirect fillings are made in a dental laboratory. They are then bonded onto the tooth in a single piece to restore the aesthetics and function of the individual tooth.
Our indirect fillings are commonly made out of porcelain or a special type of hard composite. They’re incredibly popular choices because they can be tooth-coloured and have long-lasting durability. Find out more here.
Indirect fillings require a minimum of two appointments:
The tooth in question is first anaesthetized and numbed with a local anesthetic.
The tooth cavity is then cleaned of infection and prepared for a filling. It is important that there are no retentive walls within the preparation so that the Indirect Filling can easily be placed into the cavity.
A mould (impression) is then taken of the cavity and the other teeth. This is then sent to the laboratory who will then manufacture the restoration according to whichever material and specifications that are prescribed by the dentist.
The laboratory usually takes 2 weeks to make Indirect Filling. During the interim period, a temporary material is then placed in the cavity to seal and protect the tooth.
On this appointment, again the tooth is anaesthetized and numbed with a local anesthetic.
The temporary filling is removed and the cavity cleaned. The tooth is then prepared using various bonding agents. A special type of cement is then used that is compatible with the material used.
The Perfect Smile is committed to providing you with long-lasting filling treatment. We also offer direct fillings too. Contact us on 01992552115 for more information or book an appointment with us today.