Tooth Fillings

Overview of Tooth Filling

Tooth filling is a dental procedure that involves the removal of decayed or damaged tooth material and filling the cavity with a dental filling material to restore the tooth’s shape and function. The dental filling materials commonly used include composite resin, amalgam, gold, and ceramic. The filling material is selected based on the location of the tooth, the extent of damage, and the patient’s preference.

Our Fillings Use the Latest Composite Resins

We use tooth coloured fillings to invisibly repair teeth that may be damaged due to decay or trauma. These are made from the very latest hard-wearing composite resins which come in a wide range of colours and translucencies. Our dentist can closely match the filling to the shade of your natural tooth, creating a lifelike restoration that restores strength and structure to the damaged tooth, completely sealing out bacteria and protecting it from further damage.

Each Filling is Carefully Designed for Comfort and Aesthetics

Composite resin fillings are quite technique sensitive, so your tooth will be carefully prepared by removing any decay before being cleaned and dried. The filling material is gradually built up in small increments and is hardened with a special light. It is then shaped and polished to blend in with your natural tooth. Afterwards you will be able to bite and chew normally. These fillings last for quite a few years but will eventually need replacing as no restoration will last forever.

If you would like to know more, call us on (02) 9971 8992. Coastal Smiles Dee Why is located at Suite 1, 5 Dee Why Parade, Dee Why NSW 2099.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tooth coloured fillings, also known as composite fillings, are a type of dental filling made from a mixture of resin and glass particles. They are used to restore teeth that have been damaged by cavities or other types of dental decay.

The main benefit of tooth coloured fillings is that they blend in seamlessly with the natural colour of your teeth, making them virtually invisible. Additionally, composite fillings bond directly to your tooth, which can help strengthen it and prevent further decay.

Tooth coloured fillings are placed in a similar way to traditional silver fillings. Your dentist will numb the area around the tooth and remove any decayed material. They will then apply the composite resin in layers and use a special light to harden each layer. Once the filling is in place, your dentist will shape and polish it to match the natural contours of your tooth.

Tooth coloured fillings can last anywhere from five to fifteen years, depending on factors such as the size and location of the filling, your oral hygiene habits, and the amount of wear and tear on the filling.

Tooth coloured fillings are not as strong as traditional silver fillings, but they are still very durable and can withstand normal chewing and biting forces. Additionally, composite fillings bond directly to your tooth, which can help strengthen it and prevent further decay.

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