General Dentistry

DENTAL FILLING

Tooth Fillings in Claremont

Dental fillings are a common treatment, and you've likely had or know someone who has had one.

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.

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Reasons Why Patients May Need Tooth Fillings

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It’s essential to visit your dentist at Ashton Avenue regularly for check-ups to prevent and detect these issues early.
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Benefits of Dental Fillings at Ashton Avenue Dental Clinic

Dental fillings can rejuvenate your smile and help restore broken teeth, preventing dental cavities or decay from worsening.

Aesthetics

Unlike the historical amalgam, which has a black appearance, dental fillings at Ashton Avenue are matched to the colour of your tooth. Your smile will look natural, and your fillings will blend in seamlessly.

Stain Resistant

Much like your natural teeth, dental fillings are resistant to stains and can be matched to the existing colour of your teeth.

Durable

Dental fillings are designed to function as part of your tooth structure, and are therefore built to last.

Simple After-Care

Ongoing care after a dental filling is simple. Simply maintain good oral hygiene and follow the brushing, flossing, and rinsing advice from your dentist.

Patient choice

We empower our patients to make informed choices and therefore offer two types of dental fillings; porcelain and composite resin. Both materials have a range of benefits, but also offer different price points. We give our patients the flexibility of choice, so they can make the best choices for their dental health.

Simple After-Care

We empower our patients to make informed choices and therefore offer two types of dental fillings; porcelain and composite resin. Both materials have a range of benefits, but also offer different price points. We give our patients the flexibility of choice, so they can make the best choices for their dental health.

Patient choice

We empower our patients to make informed choices and therefore offer two types of dental fillings; porcelain and composite resin. Both materials have a range of benefits, but also offer different price points. We give our patients the flexibility of choice, so they can make the best choices for their dental health.
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A safe, reliable and cost-effective solution

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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.

Types of Dental Fillings in Claremont

Unlike clinics that use amalgam, Ashton Avenue offers safe and aesthetic tooth filling options. We prioritise our patient’s health, and do not offer amalgam due to the concerns of toxicity but also the lack of aesthetic appeal. Instead, we offer two main types of dental fillings:

Composite (tooth coloured) fillings

Using a mixture of plastic and fine glass particles, these fillings are matched to the colour of your teeth. They are most commonly used for fillings in the visible areas of your mouth. Both cost-effective and durable, composite fillings are considered the most suitable option for many of our patients.

Ceramic or Porcelain 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.

Cosmetic Restorations at Ashton Avenue Dental

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.

Get in touch with our Claremont dental clinic today for more information on all your filling treatment requirements.

Frequently Asked Questions

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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.

It is important to brush and floss on a regular basis to prevent secondary decay along the filling margin.
Fillings are considered a permanent restoration but may someday need to be replaced. There are many variables which can affect the life of the fillings which includes but is not limited to size, location, biting forces and so on that can affect the filling longevity.
Depending on what kind of filling is done and the depth of the cavity, your teeth may be sensitive to temperature changes which should typically subside in 6-8 weeks. If not, then you may have to visit your dentist again for further investigation.