Dental Fillings at Kedron Dental Centre
What are Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings are widely used by dentists to restore your teeth, treat tooth decay and improve their appearance. Kedron Dental Centre uses Tooth coloured fillings, also known as Composite Resin, which are an alternative to the old style, dark coloured fillings.
Regular check-ups can often reduce the need for teeth restoration but if you’re suffering from painful tooth decay or damage to a tooth, your dentist can use a tooth coloured material to fill the damage caused by decay and restore the function and shape of your tooth.
Dental fillings may also be suggested as an alternative to a dental crown.
What are the benefits of a Tooth-coloured filling?
- Natural looking
- Safer than old style silver, amalgam, mercury fillings
- Suitable for even the smallest of holes
Process of a Filling
When a dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, cleans the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
Kedron Dental Centre uses high-quality materials that have a much stronger durability than cheaper alternatives. The dentists will layer the dental filling and restoration material and cure it in stages.
This process may take longer but it creates a better bond with the tooth and a better result for your teeth.
Tooth fillings also give your dentist the chance to cosmetically enhance your tooth by widening, straightening or whitening it so that the tooth fits seamlessly alongside the others and help give you a natural smile.
How do I know if I need a filling?
In most instances you won’t have any symptoms that indicate you need a filling. However, if you do experience symptoms these are the ones to look out for:
- Sensitivity- to hot, to cold, to pressure, to sweet things
- A sharp or throbbing pain
- Pain on biting or chewing.
The Dentist is the one that can actually detect whether you have a cavity that needs to be filled. This is why it is important to come for regular dental check-ups because not all decay and problems give rise to symptoms or pain.
On examination, if anything looks abnormal it will then be closely checked with special instruments. Your dentist may also X-ray your entire mouth or a section of it.
The type of treatment your dentist chooses will depend on the extent of damage caused by decay.