Dental Fillings

Composite fillings, also known as tooth-coloured or white fillings, are a type of dental restoration used to repair teeth that have been damaged by decay, cracks, or fractures.

SIGNS aND SYMPTOMS THAT MAY InDICATE THe NeED FOR A FILLING

Toothache or Sensitivity

If you experience persistent tooth pain, discomfort when biting down, or sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures, it could be a sign of dental decay or a damaged tooth that requires a filling.

Visible Damage

Visible holes, pits, or dark spots on your teeth can be indicators of tooth decay or cavities. These are often treated with fillings.

Chipped or Cracked Teeth

When a tooth is chipped or cracked, it can create openings for bacteria to enter and cause decay. Depending on the extent of damage, a filling may be needed.

Tooth Fractures

If a tooth is fractured, especially if it involves a significant portion of the tooth, a filling or another type of restoration may be necessary to repair it.

It’s important not to delay seeking dental care if you experience any of these symptoms or suspect you may need a filling.

Dental issues tend to worsen over time, and early intervention can prevent more extensive and costly treatments later on.

Regular dental check-ups are also crucial for detecting problems early and preventing the need for extensive dental work. Our dentist will provide a definitive diagnosis and recommend the appropriate treatment, which may include a filling if necessary.

aDVaNTAGES OF COMPOSITE FILLINGS

Aesthetic Appeal

They blend in with the natural colour of your teeth, making them less noticeable compared to traditional silver amalgam fillings.

Versatility

Composite fillings can be used for both front and back teeth, as they can be colour-matched to your natural teeth.

Bonding

Composite fillings bond directly to the tooth, helping to support and strengthen the remaining tooth structure.

Minimal Tooth Removal

Less tooth structure needs to be removed compared to amalgam fillings, preserving more of the natural tooth.

Reduced Sensitivity

Composite fillings are less sensitive to temperature changes than amalgam fillings.

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