Dental Fillings Sydney

Teeth Coloured Fillings

Do you have a sweet tooth? Have you neglected the health of your teeth over the past few years? If you haven’t looked after your teeth well or you tend to over-indulge in sweet and sugary foods, you have a higher chance of developing tooth decay. This is because sugar feeds the bacteria that live in your mouth. These bacteria produce acids that soften and dissolve the enamel of your teeth — creating holes in your teeth, otherwise known as cavities. Tooth decay can become serious if not treated properly or left untreated for a long period of time. For one, tooth decay can become quite painful, but it can also result in tooth loss.

The good news is, it’s never too late to start caring for your teeth properly. Your friendly dentist at About Smiles in Sydney can treat tooth decay with a dental filling or a dental crown. It is important that tooth decay is removed as soon as possible; otherwise, it can cause serious issues which may lead to extensive surgery, such as root canal. This is why it’s recommended that you have regular checkups, so your dentist can identify tooth decay before it gets too severe.

At About Smiles, we offer tooth coloured restorations or white dental tooth fillings to fill any cavities that have formed in your teeth. There are two common types of tooth coloured restorations that we offer at About Smiles:

  • Composite Filling

Composite fillings are also known as resin fillings. These dental fillings can cover issues such as cracks and chips in your front teeth and can also cover big holes in your back teeth. This the most common and affordable type of dental filling treatment for decayed teeth.

Once your dentist has located a decaying tooth, they can start the procedure by injecting local anaesthesia to make sure you feel nothing at all. In some cases, no anaesthesia is needed if your dentist has spotted the tooth decay early, the cavity is not deep or appears as a tiny dot on the tooth. Your dentist will then remove the decayed parts of the tooth, clean around the area and restore the cavity with dental filling material. A blue LED light is then used to set the filling within a few seconds.

  • Ceramic Filling

Ceramic dental fillings are normally recommended for larger restorations or crowns. These fillings are a type of porcelain dental filling that offer better longevity and durability than composite fillings, and are less likely to stain. Often, a ceramic filling is made outside of the mouth by a dental ceramist after assessing the damage to your tooth and then creating the dental filling to fit. Because of the complex process used to create them, ceramic dental fillings cost more than composite fillings. However, because of their longevity, they are considered a smart investment.

Maintaining the health of your teeth and dental fillings

It’s important to note that once the dental filling procedure is done, it is still essential to visit your dentist regularly to check on other teeth that might be susceptible to decay and to monitor the condition of your fillings. However, well-restored teeth, together with proper dental hygiene and regular visits to your About Smiles dentist in Sydney, can help you maintain that perfect smile for many years to come.

The cost of dental fillings in Sydney

The cost of teeth filling in Sydney will depend on the extensiveness of the tooth decay and the number of teeth that require dental fillings. The cost of composite dental fillings is more affordable than ceramic fillings, however, they do not offer the same level of durability. If you would like more information on the price of dental fillings at About Smiles, please contact us.

Visit About Smiles for dental fillings in Sydney

If you’re looking for teeth fillings in Sydney, About Smiles can help. Our friendly, professional staff are here to help you maintain the optimum health of your teeth, and can provide many different dental procedures, including dental teeth filling in Sydney.

To discuss your suitability for different types of dental fillings, or for more information on any of our cosmetic or restorative dental treatments, call us at Chatswood (02) 9415 3555, Zetland (02) 9313 6388 or Westfield Eastgardens (02) 8488 9994.

CHATSWOOD

(02) 9415 3555

Zetland

(02) 9313 6388

Westfield Eastgardens

(02) 8488 9994

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About Smiles Dental Centres Chatswood

Chatswood

Phone: 02 9415 3555
Address: 2/63A Archer Street, Chatswood NSW 2067
Email:
chatswood@aboutsmiles.com.au

About Smiles Dental Centres Eastgardens

Eastgardens

Phone: 02 8488 9994
Address: 229/152 Bunnerong Road, Eastgardens NSW 2036
Email:
eastgardens@aboutsmiles.com.au

About Smiles Dental Centres Zetland

Zetland

Phone: 02 9313 6388
Address: 4/6 Defries Avenue, Zetland NSW 2017
Email:
zetland@aboutsmiles.com.au