Dental Fillings Perth
Don’t let a broken or chipped tooth go unfixed for too long.
Is your smile as beautiful as it should be? Dental fillings can be utilized to repair decayed, chipped or broken tooth as well as to improve the colour, form, or size of a tooth.
Excel Dental Care offer a variety of dental filling options that can restore your smile to its perfect appearance.
Contact us today and see how we can transform your smile into something stunning!
What is a Dental Filling?
Dental filling refers to the process of repairing minor fractures, cracks, or tooth decay by adding “fillings” to the affected area. It is a restorative dental treatment that seeks to even out the surface of the teeth to improve your ability to bite and chew.
This procedure is sometimes referred to as cavity fillings since it is the primary way to treat cavities. In the treatment of cavities, after removing the decayed tooth, the dentist proceeds to fill the area where the decayed portion was removed.
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Types of Dental Fillings
If you ever need a tooth filling, the good news is that there are many options. Gold or white dental fillings can be used to fill cavities, depending on your preference and budget.
We will work with you individually to recommend what would be best suited based on cost and need.
Here are your choices:
Composite fillings, also referred to as resin fillings, are filling materials made of synthetic resins. Synthetic resins are dental restorative materials that can be made to look exactly like your teeth. This material is also more flexible and reduces the need for drilling, consequently preserving more of your natural teeth.
Because composite fillings are not as durable as other types, they are ideal for restorations in the sections of the mouth that engage in little or moderate chewing. They are particularly suitable for the most visible parts of your teeth, like the front teeth and can also be used to repair worn, broken, or chipped teeth.
We offer only the finest natural composite fillers for your dental needs. Book an appointment to get one.
Amalgam is a highly reliable tooth filling material consisting of metals such as tin, copper, and zinc. Since amalgam fillings are a combination of several metals, they are strong and can withstand the force of chewing. Hence, they are perfect for filling cavities in the part of the teeth (the molar) used for chewing.
What more? They are highly durable and relatively inexpensive compared to tooth-coloured composites. You can expect this type of filling to last a minimum of 10 to 15 years.
Metal fillings are the preferred types of tooth restorations for people who want a more robust and more durable alternative to composite dental filling materials. The most common types of metal fillings are gold and silver amalgams. People with a strong preference for gold or silver, may choose to have metal fillings over composite.
Ceramic filling materials are usually made of porcelain. Like composite fillings, ceramic fillings can also be made to match the colour of your teeth. However, they are more resistant to staining than composite fillings. While they are very durable (can last for upwards of 15 years), they are also as expensive as gold fillings.
A glass ionomer consists of a mixture of glass and acrylic material. They are special in that they are built to release fluoride, which protects the teeth from further decay. Glass ionomer is an excellent dental filling option for children. They have a shorter lifespan than other options (usually five years or less).
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Why You May Need a Dental Filling
If any of the following signs and symptoms apply to you, you may need teeth filling and restoration
- Single or multiple cavities.
- Sensitivity to hot and cold food or drinks.
- Chipped or broken teeth.
- Dark spots on the teeth.
- A decayed or decaying tooth.
- An infected tooth.
Cavity Fillings Perth: What to Expect During the Procedure
The type of treatment we recommend after assessing the level of damage will determine the procedure we will perform. There are two types of treatments we recommend: direct and indirect.
The general procedure for cavity filling includes
- First, we apply a numbing gel to the gums.
- Then, we inject a local anaesthetic into the gum.
- Using a specialized tool, we remove the decayed section of the tooth.
- Next, we fill the hole with the filler of your choice.
- Finally, we polish and adjust the filler to ensure it sits perfectly.
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Dental Fillings Cost in Perth
Tooth filling costs vary from client to client depending on the extent of the filling required and the type of fillers you choose. Therefore, we offer services to suit the particular needs of the client. We don’t have a one-size-fits-all price list, but we love to listen to you and see how we can help.
You can reach out to us to get a quote or book an appointment.
You can book in advance. The best part of booking in advance is that you’ll get a quote for the dental examination before committing any money towards this process! What more?
Anywhere you are in Perth, there’s only one place to go to get your dental filling done: Excel Dental Care.
If you want to know more about what we do here at Excel Dental Care, please contact us here.
We look forward to hearing from you.
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