The new generation of dental fillings that are laboratory-created for a bespoke fit and tooth-coloured for a discrete appearance, keeping your teeth stronger for longer. Fillings, inlays and onlays have become the standard in general dentistry today. Small or medium sized holes can be filled directly in the mouth using composite resin, while larger holes require a laboratory-fabricated porcelain material to restore the tooth – an inlay or onlay.
White fillings are done in the dental surgery and are a good choice for replacing small amounts of tooth structure. However, if you have larger amounts of decay, or cracks on teeth due to old amalgam fillings or general wear, a laboratory-crafted restoration is recommended, giving a natural look and supporting the remaining enamel.
Smaller, resin material fillings done in the dental chair always shrink a little during the setting process, leading to micro-spaces in which food, plaque and bacteria may enter, causing further problems. Inlays and onlays are constructed to precisely fit your tooth, and then bonded, resulting in no shrinkage. Onlays are often a good choice for teeth which have broken down but do not require the full coverage of a crown. There is very little extra tooth preparation required to make space for inlays and onlays, making them a good conservative option to regain tooth function.
Each inlay or onlay requires two visits to complete. Once your old filling or decay is removed, a mould is taken from which our highly technical laboratory team crafts your inlay or onlay to mimic your natural tooth. Once Dr Berera is satisfied with the fit and accuracy of your restoration, and you are happy with the appearance, it is permanently bonded, resulting in a stronger, longer-lasting tooth.
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Meet the Experts
A beautiful smile can enhance and bring out your confidence and Dr Berera is the perfect person to help you achieve this.
Dr Berera completed her Bachelor of Dental Science from Melbourne University in 2001. She began her employment in a large private practice where she was mentored and gained experience from many accomplished dentists. Since making a seachange 10 years ago, Dr Berera has worked with some of the premier dentists in Sydney and looks forward to providing you with an exemplary level of care.
Dedicated to constantly improving her skills, Dr Berera has taken post-graduate courses in orthodontics as well as staying up to date with the latest innovative advancements in techniques and materials in Dentistry.
Dr Berera enjoys working closely with her patients to give them the best smile possible. She is happy to discuss and identify your aesthetic dental goals and will guide you through all possible treatment options. With Dr Berera’s enthusiasm and expertise, she will ensure that your end result will be a beautiful new smile.
Away from dentistry, She is busy enjoying her time being a mum to her 2 young children. She strongly believes a healthy work and life balance is crucial to ones overall well being and participates in a variety of fitness activities including competitive triathlons and running half marathons.