Fillings, also known as restoration, is a treatment usually given to rebuild damaged teeth. It is a simpler and cheaper alternative to a crown or onlay. Teeth can be damaged for several reasons, often they are weakened by decay creating a hole in the tooth slowly, which is known as a cavity.
Teeth can also chip through accidental trauma, grinding at night or imperfect alignment of the jaw. Fillings may also be required Teeth which has been treated with root canal therapy may also start to fracture and break after few years. Rebuilding these worn out or broken tooth are very important for chewing and prevent further damage which also may require a filling to restore the tooth.
Here are some substantial benefits fillings can offer patients:
- Colour matched – Formulated to resemble the natural colour and lustre of existing teeth, making the camouflaged filling undetectable to onlookers.
- Metal-free – Made from a 100 per cent metal-free mixture, white fillings contain no potentially harmful mercury and can be shaped to replicate a natural tooth.
- More support – Less tooth structure is removed when preparing the filling and it is chemically bonded to the tooth, providing increased support.
- Reduced sensitivity – Metal is a thermal conductor and patients with black fillings can have a sensitive reaction to hot and cold foods or beverages. Sensitivity is not usually a problem with white fillings.
Contact our team today to schedule an appointment if you are experiencing any toothaches or sensitivities. Our friendly and experienced team look forward to assisting you with keeping your teeth and gums healthy.
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