Tooth Fillings in Panania – Safe and Discreet
Modern tooth fillings at our Panania dental practice are designed to blend seamlessly with your teeth so you can continue to smile with confidence. Made from composite resin, the dental fillings placed by our Panania dentist are strong, reliable, and natural-looking. Unlike old-style amalgam fillings, composite fillings are free from mercury and completely safe. Because they are shade-matched to your teeth, nobody need ever know that you have a filling.
We also use dental Microscope to detect any small caries lesion, cracks and improved aesthetic outcomes.
Tooth Fillings in Panania NSW – What’s the Procedure?
The procedure starts with an injection of local anaesthesia in and around the affected tooth, to numb the area.
The tooth is then isolated with a cotton roll or rubber dam to keep out moisture and protect the composite material.
Any decay is then removed, and the cavity is cleaned and shaped.
An etching gel is often used with these types of tooth fillings to help the resin adhere. Our dentist layers in the resin material, curing each layer with a special light to harden it.
Once the cavity is full, the filling is shaped, smoothed, and polished to blend in with the surrounding teeth.
The larger the cavity, the longer they take to fill but usually, tooth fillings at our Panania NSW surgery take no more than 30 minutes to complete.
Versatile Dental Care
Tooth coloured or ‘white’ fillings are used at our clinic in Panania NSW to restore teeth that are cracked or damaged or to replace unsightly amalgam fillings.
The composite dental material is made from a mixture of tiny glass particles and plastic resin. Because the tooth filling is bonded to the tooth, more of the natural tooth structure is retained.
The composite resin can also be used to close small gaps in teeth, improve the appearance of misshapen teeth, and conceal small cracks and stains.
On occasions where a tooth has extensive decay or damage, our Panania dentist may recommend a crown instead of a tooth filling.
Last but not least, we also use dental Microscope to detect any small caries, lesions or cracks as well as to improve aesthetic outcomes.
How to avoid tooth fillings
To avoid the need for dental fillings, it’s important to get into a daily routine of brushing, flossing and mouth rinsing. Regular 6-monthly check-up and cleans will also help prevent decay and gum disease.
If you need more information about tooth fillings at our Panania clinic then call 02 8806 0137 or book an appointment online.