Get Quality Tooth Fillings In Epping
If you have a damaged tooth structure due to a tooth fracture or cavity, then you will require one or more tooth fillings. Epping patients should know that in addition to silver (amalgam) fillings, we also offer white (composite fillings) which give both your teeth and overall smile a more seamless, natural look. We’re also able to replace broken silver fillings with tooth-coloured fillings to eliminate any dark appearance caused by visible silver fillings. If you want to learn more about dental fillings in Epping and how our gentle brand of dentistry can help, then contact our experienced team on 03 9626 9581 to schedule a dental appointment.
Dental Fillings in Epping – What are they and how are they used?
As the name suggests, a filling is used to ‘fill’ a gap or space in a tooth with restorative material when portions of the tooth structure have been damaged (usually through decay). Some of the reasons for filling a tooth are as follows:
The most common reason for requiring a dental filling is for a cavity. Cavities are in essence, holes in the tooth’s structure brought about by plaque. Bacteria contained within plaque cling to the tooth’s surface and start to eat away at the enamel. The resulting damage is known as a cavity. Here in Epping, tooth fillings are a quick and easy dental treatment, taking around 20 minutes or less. The procedure involves gentle removal of the decayed part of your tooth and then filling it with the restoration material. The material is designed to harden quickly, either with the aid of a special light, or naturally.
Sometimes, particularly with habitual processes such as nail-biting and teeth grinding, the surface of the teeth can wear down, particularly on the chewing surface. In these instances, our experienced dental team at Lyndarum Family Dentist may suggest indirect fillings known as inlays and onlays. These are so-called because unlike normal dental fillings, they are fabricated outside of the mouth, usually in a dental lab, and then bonded to the tooth by our experienced dentists. Perfect for repairing a damaged chewing surface or tooth cusp, inlays, onlays, and fillings, allow you to chew and bite again naturally without fear of further damage.
A fractured tooth
If you’ve ever bitten into something hard and realised that you’ve cracked a molar, you’ll know that there are various ways to treat it, depending upon the severity of the damage. In some cases, a tooth filling can be used to repair the crack and is often used in conjunction with a dental crown for added protection.
Whatever your needs for tooth fillings in Epping, it’s good to know that you have several choices available. From composite white fillings to porcelain inlays and onlays and, of course, durable silver (amalgam) fillings, the dental team at Lyndarum Family Dentist will work with you to give you the best type of filling to suit your needs and/or budget. Don’t suffer from chipped, cracked or cavity-prone teeth. Talk to us about the latest tooth fillings in Epping, and let us help you to properly restore and care for your smile!