Tooth fillings are used to fix cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been damaged by misuse (such as from biting on hard objects or tooth grinding).
To treat a cavity, your Kellyville Ridge dentist removes the decayed areas of the tooth and then fills it with a filling material.
Types of Tooth Fillings
There are several options available for tooth fillings. Types of tooth fillings are gold, silver amalgam, tooth-coloured composite material, porcelain, and a special type of glass.
Amalgam: Amalgam fillings are durable and are therefore ideal for filling cavities in the molars, where chewing takes place.
Since they are made of a mixture of several metals, amalgam fillings can be obvious when you laugh or smile. These fillings are among the cheapest of all cavity-filling materials.
Composite: These fillings feature a combination of glass or quartz filler and can be made to match the colour of your natural tooth.
Composite fillings are also fairly sturdy and are perfect for small-to-mid-size restorations in areas of your mouth that perform moderate chewing.
Metals: Gold and silver amalgam are the most commonly used metals used for a cavity filling.
Gold fillings can be very expensive compared to silver amalgam fillings, but some people prefer gold over silver fillings if they want a more durable material.
Some people don’t like metal fillings, but they can last up to 10-15 years.
Ceramic: A ceramic cavity filling is tooth-coloured, and it may be less likely to show stains over time than a composite cavity filling. But a ceramic filling can be nearly as expensive as a gold filling.
Glass Ionomer: This combination of acrylic and glass is used to create a cavity filling that releases fluoride to protect teeth.
But a glass ionomer cavity filling is less sturdy than other types fillings and may need to be replaced in as soon as five years.
Tooth Filling Procedure
Before a filling, your Kellyville Ridge dentist administers anaesthesia to numb your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues to avoid and lessen discomfort. Next, the decay is drilled out and the cavity is filled using the material of choice.
When done, your mouth will probably remain numb for a couple of hours. There are no significant risks related with porcelain fillings, but be sure to keep your Kellyville Ridge dentist’s contact details in case of any concerns.
The most common reason for getting porcelain fillings is to fill the space left when a cavity is drilled out. Tooth fillings can also be used to repair any damage to teeth caused by grinding, or to replace part of a damaged tooth.
Tooth Fillings at Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge
If you have one or more teeth that are worn, damaged, or infected by a cavity, Dental Cube Kellyville Ridge can fix it with custom-made, lifelike dental restorations, like tooth fillings.
General Check-up, Scale and Clean, X-rays and Fluoride treatment (with any health insurance)
*for new patients only
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$199 General Check-up, Scale and Clean, X-rays and Fluoride treatment
*for new patients only
We are located at G4/8 Merriville Rd in Kellyville Ridge.