A filling restores your tooth and protects it from further decay
Tooth decay is caused by an accumulation of plaque that causes damage to your teeth overtime. If this plaque is not brushed away with regular cleaning by brushing twice and flossing daily, it will turn into tartar – an accumulation of bacteria that requires a professional scale and clean to remove.
Tartar is a major cause of enamel erosion, and once enamel is weakened, your teeth become more susceptible to decay.
Tooth decay can cause severe pain and discomfort, and lead to other conditions such as inflamed pulp and periodontal disease, which can result in tooth loss!
At City Smiles in Melbourne we combat tooth decay with the help of dental filling that seal the tooth from further damage.
Preparing the tooth for a filling
Before we seal off the area that has been affected by decay, we will clean the area of bacteria and debris. This is required to protect the interior of the tooth from becoming infected after it has been sealed.
Dental filling procedure
We use composite resin or amalgam to seal your tooth, although most patients prefer composite resin as it is colour matched to your natural tooth and is unnoticeable.
While amalgam is a conventional metal alloy filling that provides a cost-effective and stable solution to a damaged tooth.
if you’re unsure about which filling option to select, ask your dentist at City Smiles for a recommendation, however generally patients will prefer the composite resin filling.
Restorative and cosmetic benefits
While City Smiles will always aim to maintain the health of your mouth, we also understand the importance of having a beautiful smile.
In order to ensure a filling does not compromise your smile we will shape and tailor the filling specifically to your tooth structure for a more natural shape
If you need dental fillings, please book in for a dental appointment as soon as possible, by clicking here.