A white (or composite) filling is a tooth coloured plastic and glass mixture that is used to restore decayed teeth. White fillings can also be used for cosmetic improvements, as they can help mask discoloured or disfigured teeth. These composite resins (tooth-coloured fillings) provide good durability and resistance to fracture or decay in small to mid-sized fillings that need to withstand the pressures from constant stress and chewing.
Ceramic fillings are both strong and able to be matched to your tooth colour to produce a very long lasting and aesthetic filling. Porcelain fillings take longer to prepare and manufacture, usually done in two appointments.
After one of our Dentists have assessed your case and determined which tooth filling is the best solution, you will be give the full cost and booked in for your next treatment, or if we have time we are happy to commence treatment on the same day.
We will prepare the area with numbing gel before local anaesthetic is used, this creates a more comfortable experience.
Once the area is completely numb, we will remove any decay and seal the area with a filling. To maintain proper bite function, we will check with you to ensure that your bite feels normal. If necessary, part of the filling will be filed down to restore the natural bite.