Premier Restorative Dentistry in Smithfield, SA

Crafting Smiles with Comprehensive Cavity Treatment

At Munno Para Dental Clinic, our dedicated approach to Restorative Treatment revitalises your smile, offering sturdy and aesthetically pleasing solutions for cavities and dental decay.

Unpacking Dental Fillings

Your Shield Against Decay

A dental filling is a restorative procedure employed to repair teeth affected by decay or trauma. It involves placing materials into cavities or holes, preventing further deterioration and restoring the tooth’s functionality and appearance.

Composite Resin

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.

Amalgam (Silver Filling)

Amalgam, or silver filling, is a long-standing and reliable material in dentistry. Its durability makes it a suitable choice for back teeth restorations. While not as aesthetically pleasing as composite, it’s cost-effective and long-lasting.

Gold and Porcelain

Gold and porcelain fillings offer longevity and strength. While gold is noticeable, porcelain can be matched to your tooth color for a natural appearance. Both are sturdy, but the cost might be on the higher end.

Frequently Asked Questions

All You Need to Know About Fillings

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.
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.

Reclaim the comfort and strength of your teeth with our restorative treatments. Call us to book an appointment today on (08) 8284 0777.