Restoring Tooth Integrity with Expert Precision
Rediscover the strength and beauty of your teeth with our state-of-the-art Dental Fillings at Munno Para Dental Clinic in Smithfield, SA. Tailored to match the natural shade of your teeth, our fillings ensure durability and aesthetics.
A dental filling is a restorative material used to repair decayed or damaged tooth surfaces. Made from a variety of materials, such as composite resin, amalgam, or porcelain, fillings restore the tooth’s function and prevent further decay, seamlessly blending with the rest of the tooth.
Dental fillings not only restore the appearance of a decayed or damaged tooth but also strengthen its structure. By sealing off spaces where bacteria can enter, fillings prevent further decay and protect the tooth from future damage.
Known for its natural appearance, composite resin is a popular choice for fillings. This tooth-coloured material blends seamlessly with your natural teeth, offering an aesthetic and durable solution to tooth decay. However, it might be slightly more expensive compared to other options.
With proper care, dental fillings can last many years. Composite fillings typically last 5-7 years, while amalgam fillings can last 10-15 years or longer.
A temporary filling is exactly what it sounds like: a temporary treatment to restore a damaged tooth. These fillings aren’t meant to last, so you’ll need to schedule a follow-up appointment with your dentist to have the temporary filling replaced with a permanent one as a semi-permanent solution.
Modern techniques and anesthesia make the filling process virtually painless. Any post-procedure sensitivity usually subsides quickly.
It’s best to wait until the anesthesia wears off to avoid biting your cheek. For certain types of fillings, you may be advised to wait a specific period before eating.
Both have their merits. White fillings are more aesthetic and can bond directly to the tooth, while silver fillings can be more durable, especially in areas of high pressure.
A filling is typically a simple, early treatment for tooth decay, and it may cause the tooth to be sensitive for a short period of time. Fillings can chip or crack over time, allowing food to become trapped between the tooth and the filling. A dentist, on the other hand, will usually check your fillings during a regular dental check-up.
A crown is sometimes used instead of a filling by a dentist. When there is insufficient tooth structure to support a filling, a crown is used to protect the tooth’s structure. Your dentist will advise you on the best option for you.