If your cavity is small to medium in size, a filling will probably be the most fitting fix for your tooth.
At The Smile Clinique, we use composite resin fillings instead of amalgam (silver) or metal fillings. Composite resin fillings are made of resin that looks and feels like putty. This resin is placed in a cavity and, using a special laser or light, it is hardened or ‘cured’. This resin is an exceptionally similar colour to your teeth, so no one will even know it is there. Safer than their metal predecessors, composite resin fillings avoid placing any metallic devices into your mouth to which you may be allergic or sensitive.
Composite resin fillings are relatively strong and can even be used to repair back teeth where all the mouths ‘heavy chewing’ takes place. Bonding very well to your natural tooth structure, composite resin fillings create a seal around your tooth and therefore keep out any nasty bacteria that could lead to infection. Composite resin fillings involve a direct or immediate tooth restoration, meaning your filling can be completed in one sitting in our dentist’s chair. This saves you time and money, meaning you can spend more time enjoying your food knowing all is well with your choppers. There are limitations in the use of this material. They are not recommended for larger cavities as they do not have enough strength, durability and seal compared to porcelain inlays and onlays.
Composite Resin Fillings, Perth
If you have a toothache and think you might have a cavity, getting a filling may be a solution that will help you avoid more costly dental work further down the track. Contact The Smile Clinique today to book your consultation with Dr Varma.