Direct Tooth-Coloured Fillings
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Direct tooth-coloured filling techniques are also referred to as chairside fillings because they are placed on the same day you attend the dentist, in just one visit before leaving the dental chair.
The procedure involves the placement of a malleable substance into a prepared cavity.
The material is then hardened to repair the structure and appearance of the affected tooth.
Silver amalgam is a compound composed of 50 per cent mercury and 50 per cent silver, tin, zinc, and copper. They are low cost, easy installation, and of exceptional strength and durability.
Composite Tooth Fillings
Composite tooth fillings are extremely popular because they can be matched to the colour of your tooth. They are more expensive than silver amalgam fillings and don’t last as long, requiring replacement every five years or so.
Glass Ionomer Fillings
Glass ionomer fillings are made by mixing silicate glass powder and polyacrylic acid to form a hardened, cream-coloured bonding agent.
The fillings are a bit weak and mainly used on temporary teeth and non-biting tooth surfaces. On the positive side, they are affordable, do not shift or shrink, and contain fluoride-releasing substances that can prevent tooth decay.
Direct Dental Bonding
Another type of direct restoration is direct dental bonding. A putty-like bonding agent is used to fix cracks, reshape teeth, or reduce/close dental gaps.
The bonding agent is formed and tinted to match the aesthetic of the tooth and then dried in your mouth with a curing light.
Direct Filling Procedure
Before filling, your Gosnells dentist will numb your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissues with anaesthesia to avoid and lessen inconveniences and discomfort during the procedure. Next, the decay will be drilled and replaced with a filling. This process only takes a few minutes.
When finished, your mouth will probably remain partially numb for a few hours. There are no significant risks associated with tooth fillings, but be sure to keep your dentist’s contact details in case you have any concerns.
The most common reason for getting a tooth filling is to fill a cavity in the tooth. Tooth fillings can also be used to fix any damage to teeth caused by teeth grinding (bruxism) or to replace part of a damaged tooth.
Direct Tooth-Coloured Fillings at Smile Dental Studios Gosnells
At Smile Dental Studios Gosnells, we provide safe and effective fillings that help you preserve the natural functions of your teeth and prevent advanced dental issues from occurring.
For more information about direct tooth-coloured fillings in Gosnells, call us on (08) 6594 1531 or visit us at 8/2328 Albany Hwy in Gosnells.
Frequently Asked Questions
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How do I take care of my tooth fillings?
- Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
- Flossing daily
- Eating a balanced diet
- Visiting the dentist regularly
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