Good oral hygiene and a balanced diet means everyone can enjoy some of life’s sweet sins, but it’s good to know you are in safe hands should tooth decay occur.
Everyday sweet sins like lollies and carbonated soft drinks can satisfy your ‘sweet tooth’ but tooth decay can wipe the smile from your face.
Visiting your dentist regularly can usually reduce the need for teeth fillings, but if you’re suffering from painful tooth decay or damage to a tooth, our dentists can fill the damaged area of your tooth and restore it to perfectly normal function.
Remember to keep regular 6 monthly preventative care appointments with your local dentist. If you suspect decay has set in, act quickly. Caught in time, simple dental fillings can restore a decayed tooth, preserving its appearance and its strength before it deteriorates any further.
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What are White Fillings?
Traditional fillings are aesthetically unpleasing and can actually put the tooth at higher risk of fracturing. Modern techniques now provide for a filling that not only looks better, it is better for teeth.
Today, due to advancements in dental technology, natural looking substances are used to bond with your damaged teeth, providing a natural, stronger, durable and comfortable filling. You won’t feel or see the difference. Ausbridge Dental use only use quality filling materials from reputable suppliers like 3M so your guaranteed to get the best results possible.
White fillings can be used to replace existing grey amalgams and white fillings can enhance the colour, shape and size of a tooth, invisibly restore a broken tooth and can also close spaces between the front teeth.
Modern treatments use composite resin or porcelain to create white fillings, which are aesthetically more pleasing the traditional grey amalgams.
It is possible to undergo filling removal and this can be a relief for patients that have concern regarding the side effect of mercury in older fillings.
If you are interested in upgrading from old grey amalgam to white fillings, contact us to arrange an appointment.