Teeth Fillings

 

Do you experience pain when brushing certain teeth or sensitivity when consuming hot or cold foods?
You may have tooth decay that requires a dental filling.
Dental fillings help to restore your teeth and relieve the pain associated with cavities.

Dental fillings help to restore cavities and bring a damaged tooth back to its usual function and shape.
These fillings plug the holes in our teeth caused by decay and wear, ensuring teeth are healthy and can continue functioning without further decay or becoming a bigger issue.

There are several different types of dental fillings and we can discuss which is best for you depending on the location of the restoration in your mouth, the extent of the repair, whether you have any allergies, and your budget. Possible filling types include:

Amalgam (silver) fillings –  Recommended for restoring teeth further back in the mouth and out of sight due to their dark colour.
Composite fillings –  The most natural appearance for small to mid sized restorations. 
Gold fillings – Long-lasting and durable alternative but are expensive and are rarely used these days.
Porcelain fillings – Often used to make onlays and inlays, when a large amount of tooth structure has been removed. 

The position, shape, material, and functioning pressure, all influence how long dental fillings will last.
During a checkup, we are constantly monitoring the state of your fillings, looking for signs of weakness, cracking, decay or discolouration.

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