Seamless Tooth Fillings in Campbelltown
Whether you’re in need of tooth fillings in Campbelltown or want to replace your old amalgam fillings, you’ll be pleased to learn that our dentist only provides white coloured fillings which blend in seamlessly to retain your smile’s natural look.
White coloured fillings, also known as composite fillings, are made from powdered glass and acrylic resin and can be used on the front and back teeth.
What are dental fillings in Campbelltown and why are they used?
A dental filling ‘repairs’ a hole or gap in a tooth with restorative material when its structure has been weakened or damaged, usually by decay. The main reasons for filling a tooth are:
Then our dentist gently removes any decay or damaged tooth structure. The space is then filled with layers of the composite resin, shaped, and hardened with a special light in between each layer to restore the tooth’s functionality and shape.
White coloured tooth fillings aren’t always suitable for larger cavities. Instead, our dentists use ceramic inlays or onlays which are milled here onsite using CEREC technology enabling them to be placed during the same visit using state of the art computer aided design or CAD-CAM.
Inlays are fabricated in one solid piece designed to fit the specific shape and size of the cavity and are cemented in place. Precision is essential to prevent bacteria and food from getting into the space, which is what caused the tooth decay in the first place. Onlays, on the other hand, are also made from a single piece of ceramic but fit over the tooth’s cusp acting like a protecting the weakened, compromised or cracked tooth from further deterioration.
Of course, the best way to avoid tooth fillings in Campbelltown is to eat a healthy diet and keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy with regular brushing and flossing.
If you suspect you may need a tooth filling, then why not make an appointment with our experienced friendly dentists about optimum options available to you here at Available Dental Care. We practice gentle dentistry and use the latest technologies at our state-of-the-art clinic. Call us on (02) 4062 8763 or book an appointment online.