White Dental Fillings - Melbourne Dentists
Even with the most thorough brushing and flossing routine many people will at some stage require a filling, because of a cavity or tooth decay. This is a hole in your tooth that has grown bigger and deeper over time. Cavities will occur if you do not brush and floss your teeth regularly. It is important to have cavities repaired as soon as possible to prevent further damage and save the tooth.
Many people have amalgam (silver) fillings that have progressively blackened over time and caused staining of the teeth. Although amalgam is a functional material it does have several disadvantages. The most obvious problem is its unsightly appearance.
The most recent development in fillings
We use the latest composite fillings which are safe and are colour matched to blend in with your natural teeth - they are virtually invisible. White Fillings look just like your natural teeth so they will not detract from your smile. Most cosmetic fillings are made from Composite Resin that can be placed in a single visit. Composite Resin Fillings are also bonded to the tooth surface, meaning the joins are sealed preventing further decay of the surrounding tooth structure.
The dental filling process
- The tooth is prepared
- The material is layered
- Each layer is set with a special light
- Once the filling is complete, it is shaped and polished to feel comfortable
For more information on White Fillings, please call Era Health Dental