Tooth Fillings in Molendinar – White Fillings For a Flawless Smile
Unfortunately, few people escape without one or two tooth fillings in Molendinar at some point in their life. The good news is that we provide white tooth fillings that blend seamlessly into the smile.
Not only are dental fillings at our Molendinar dental clinic virtually invisible but because there is no mercury contained in the composite resin, they’re also safer. If you have a cavity or are experiencing sensitive teeth then book an appointment with Dr Parry.
Tooth Fillings in Molendinar – The Procedure
Dental fillings are one of our most common restorative procedures here in Molendinar. Dr Parry prefers to work with white (composite) fillings because they can be shade matched to natural teeth blending in with their colour and lustre. Many people find they’re unable to tell where a tooth filling starts and ends because of its natural appearance.
The benefits of composite tooth fillings
In addition to excellent aesthetics, composite tooth fillings have a number of other benefits:
- They are less prone to thermal stresses meaning that unlike amalgam (silver) fillings, white fillings aren’t prone to expanding and contracting when exposed to hot liquids or cold food. This can lead to weakening and cracking.
- They are extremely durable – Modern white fillings are more durable that earlier versions and can now be placed almost anywhere in the mouth.
- They are incredibly versatile in nature – Did you know that white filling material can also be used to repair a chipped, cracked or broken tooth?
Maintaining your tooth fillings
Caring for white tooth fillings is easy and with proper maintenance Molendinar patients can expect them to last for several years. A top tip is to be careful about your food choices and avoid hard food such as nuts and boiled sweets which can cause fillings to crack or chip prematurely.
Naturally, you need to take steps to avoid any further tooth decay which could dislodge a filling. Brushing at least twice a day, flossing, and regular dental check-ups and cleaning can all extend the life of your tooth fillings.
Just like natural teeth, white dental fillings can stain if they are exposed to an excess of coffee or red wine so be sure to rinse with a glass of water or brush the teeth afterwards.
Do You Need a Tooth Filling?
A dental filling is an affordable treatment that restores structure and strength to damaged teeth following a cavity or injury.
If you are keen to replace unsightly silver amalgam fillings then we can do that too with cosmetically pleasing white tooth fillings. Call Crestwood Family Dental today to book an appointment.