A dental filling is often used to repair a tooth that’s been affected by decay, cracks, fractures or trauma. The decayed or affected part of the tooth is removed and then filled with a material, bringing back its form, function, and appearance.
Dental fillings can rejuvenate your smile and help restore broken teeth, preventing dental cavities or decay from worsening.
More and more people are becoming aware of how their oral health can affect their overall health and well-being. In the past, silver-mercury amalgam was the go-to material for restoration. However, there are concerns about the safety of using dental amalgam because it contains mercury. There is ongoing debate about whether having mercury fillings in the mouth is risky.
At Ashton Avenue Dental, we offer tooth coloured fillings as a safe, reliable, and cost effective solution to your broken, chipped, or damaged teeth. Additionally, we offer safe removal of amalgam fillings.
Made of a mixture of ceramic or porcelain, this type is considered to be the most aesthetic filling, however is more expensive. Both durable and natural looking, porcelain and ceramic fillings are a great investment in your dental health.
At Ashton Avenue Dental Practice we pride ourselves in providing the best dental solutions in Claremont. If you are looking for a reliable teeth restoration procedure, contact us. Our experienced and professional dentists provide dental and white filling treatments at an affordable price.
As every individual has different dental restoration requirements, we encourage our patients to discuss their options with their dentist.
Fillings are usually placed in one appointment. Only under special circumstances should a second appointment be necessary. While the tooth is numb, we remove all decay as necessary. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared for the new filling to be placed into your tooth. If the decay is near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be administered for added protection. The filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and functionality.
It is very normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, but this will subside not long after your tooth gets used to the new filling.
A filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures or trauma. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth is removed and then filled with a material that blends with your tooth.
Fillings were traditionally made up of metals. The most commonly and widely used material is Amalgam. Teeth that are heavily filled with large silver or mercury fillings are at risk of fracturing because the tooth is split apart by these traditional filling materials, and expand as time elapses.
However, now with a technique known as “Bonding” and a material called “Composite” your dentist can provide you with a strong and tooth coloured filling.White Fillings don’t contain mercury and are an ideal choice for achieving long term strength in filled teeth. Tooth coloured fillings appear more natural and the bonding process is more conservative and can strengthen the teeth.
Other than amalgam and composite you may also choose ceramics to provide a tooth coloured restoration or gold or combination of various metals, wherever indicated. These materials can help to rebuild your teeth and hold the tooth structure together to prevent it from spreading apart and preserving the health of the remaining tooth. Your dentist will give you that option if indicated.