Reviving Smiles with Dental Fillings
Dental fillings play a crucial role in restoring teeth affected by decay, effectively relieving discomfort and restoring the functionality of your smile. These fillings are designed to close cavities caused by decay and wear, preserving the health and function of your teeth.
Types of Dental Fillings
At Albert Street Dental, we offer various types of dental fillings based on specific needs, including:
- Amalgam (silver) fillings: Ideal for restoring teeth situated further back in the mouth.
- Composite fillings: Known for their natural appearance, suited for small to mid-sized restorations.
- Gold fillings: Long-lasting and durable, albeit less commonly used due to cost.
- Porcelain fillings: Commonly used for onlays and inlays when significant tooth structure has been removed.
Maintaining Dental Fillings
Our team regularly monitors the condition of your fillings during routine check-ups, ensuring durability and identifying signs of weakness, decay, or discoloration.
When Might You Need Fillings?
You may require fillings when experiencing:
- Tooth sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Holes, dark spots, or fractures in your teeth
- Cracks or chips in your tooth structure
Before the procedure, our skilled team uses specialised equipment to clear any decay and ensures your comfort by offering local anaesthesia, if necessary.
Once prepared, our dentists apply the filling, carefully shaping it to fit the tooth. Some fillings may also require a base or liner to protect the tooth’s pulp and nerves.
Benefits of Fillings
- Limited damage by dental cavities and decay
- Prevention of further damage to tooth structure
- Restoration of tooth function
- Prevention of nerve damage and tooth loss
- Elimination of bacteria, promoting fresh breath
If you suspect you may need fillings, reach out to us for a consultation at Albert Street Dental.