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Dental Fillings

sidebar-ask-dr-maratosThe team at DesignDentistry provides a broad range of dental solutions to suit the needs of all ages. Tooth decay is a particularly common issue and can lead to discomfort, sensitivity, pain when biting or a feeling that something isn’t quite right around a tooth, though you may not notice anything at all. It’s essential that you have it addressed immediately with a filling that will restore the function and strength of your tooth so that the decay doesn’t spread.

Tooth decay can occur in adults and children alike. Small cavities, fortunately, require only a minor procedure. If left untreated, a more complex process may be needed. We advise you to contact our practice immediately if you think you may have a cavity. Our team has the expertise to fill your tooth for the immediate relief of any discomfort you may feel.

What to Expect

At an appointment to get a filling, we’ll thoroughly numb the area and only proceed once you agree that you can’t feel anything. Then, the damaged areas of the tooth are removed. The filling materials will be shaped into place. We offer white tooth-coloured fillings. Which is not only more environmentally friendly, but also the restoration will match the colour of your existing teeth. As the final step, a bright light is used to cure your filling into place.

FAQ

What are the signs that I need a filling?

Be sure to take notice and get treatment if you experience

  • A fractured or chipped tooth
  • Teeth sensitivity
  • Holes in the teeth
  • Throbbing or sharp pain

What is the cause of tooth decay?

The bacteria in the mouth can feed off of acid and sugar that’s in foods and beverages, increasing the levels of plaque in your mouth. In turn, the plaque wears down the enamel of your tooth. It’s essential that you remove plaque with regular brushing and flossing to prevent cavities.

Why do you only offer white fillings?

Also known as composite, tooth-coloured fillings have become the gold standard for their natural look. They are our preference not only for cosmetic benefits, but also more environmentally friendly and last just as long.
Cavities can happen when you least expect them. Contact us today to get the attention you need!

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Dental Fillings Bentleigh East | (03) 9570 3128