Ashton Avenue’s dentistry’s series of blogs continues, this week, we will be discussing restorative fillings and their significance. We have come across thousands of patients every year, who visit us for their routine dental care and maintenance. We also meet patients who approach us with severe, complicated dental problems that require advanced dental treatment. It is an inevitable fact that most of these problems can be prevented, except for a few unforeseen dental issues. The patients who attend our clinic for restorative fillings are the ones who have had tooth decay issues and broken tooth problems. And we have also attended cases where the patients have had their tooth removed because of a severe infection or massive tooth fractures, for such issues visit our site for alternative treatments.
So, what are Restorative Fillings for?
Most people know or have experienced having a tooth filled in at the dentist, but what is this restorative filling process for? Here at Ashton Avenue, restorative fillings are used to restore areas of wear and tear, cracks, cavity or erosion and restructure fractured tooth. While there are a variety of fillings materials in the market, we provide dental bonding and white composite filling. Undoubtedly it has stood the test of time and will hold the tooth structure together and preserve the health of the remaining tooth as well. There are procedures also known as smile makeover; this cosmetic dentistry is all about dental aesthetic improvements.
We take this opportunity to mention that we follow the protocol that has been laid out by the International Academy of Oral and Maxillofacial Toxicology (IAOMT).
When do you require restorative fillings?
Some common aspects can determine why you would require restorative filling as an option, such as the following:
- Fractured teeth: Fractured tooth or cracked tooth is a common condition that leads to tooth loss; it is consequential by chewing on hard foods such as nuts, ice or hard candy, grinding your teeth at night and can also occur certainly as you age. And in other cases, it could be unanticipated accidents.
- Tooth Decay: Tooth Decay usually caused by inadequate oral hygiene, plaque formation, sugary and acidic food and drinks and other medical problems. Mostly your tooth loses its minerals, which leads to softening of your tooth enamel and further damages the structure of your tooth.
What to expect while going for a restorative filling appointment:
- Anaesthetise the area where the treatment is required
- The decayed portion of the tooth will be removed
- A matrix and clamp will be applied, mainly, if the filling extends between the tooth
- The above process will allow an excellent contour formation
- Primer to be applied over the cavity, just before washing and drying the tooth
- Secondly, an adhesive will be applied all over the cavity
- Followed by a special light to dry the adhesive
- Filling material to be placed in small increments, followed by special light treatment
- Further contour and polish to add a natural finishing
- Our Dentists will ensure you feel comfortable with your restoration
It’s essential to thoroughly discuss your medical history with your dentist in the planning stages of the restorative filling procedure.
Are you looking for expert advice? – Talk to our expert Dentist’s at Ashton Avenue Dental Practice:
If you need some advice about anything related to restorative fillings or other dental concerns, reach us at Ashton Avenue Dental Practice in Claremont or call us on 08 6183 3800 to book an appointment.