Tooth fillings are one of the simplest and most commonly performed dental procedures. The procedure involves replacing the part of the tooth that has been damaged due to decay or trauma.
Wellington Point Dental only uses composite fillings to restore the damaged tooth and replace old silver amalgam fillings to ensure that new fillings
Reasons for Tooth Fillings
- Decayed teeth
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Close space between teeth
- Worn teeth
How Fillings Are Placed
The tooth filling procedure only takes one appointment. While your tooth is numb, the dentist will remove the decay as needed. The cleaned space is then thoroughly cleaned and prepared before the new filling is placed.
If the decay was close to the tooth’s nerve, your dentist will apply a special medication for added protection. A white filling will be then accurately placed in your tooth, shaped and polished. The filling restores your tooth to its original shape and function.
Tooth sensitivity is normally experienced following the treatment, especially when you consume hot or cold foods. But this will subside as your tooth acclimates to its filling.
Your dentist will provide care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Tooth fillings can last for many years if you have good oral hygiene practices, healthy lifestyle, good eating habits, and regular dental visits.
The Benefits of Composite Fillings
- Requires minimal tooth preparation
- A conservative and non-invasive restorative dental procedure
- Offers quick and long lasting results
preventsbreakage and damage
- Bonds and supports the remaining structure of the tooth
- Natural tooth appearance
- Insulates the tooth from extreme temperature changes
Restore Your Teeth With Tooth Fillings in Wellington
Wellington Point Dental provides best-quality and effective cosmetic and restorative dental treatments, including tooth fillings. We are comprised of skilled cosmetic dentists and use state of the art dental technology and techniques to offer excellent results. To learn more about composite resins, visit us today at Wellington Point Dental.