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Fillings

Restoring Your Smile with Precision and Care

At Mary St. Dental Health, we understand that dental cavities can occur despite maintaining good oral hygiene. When tooth decay strikes, our skilled dental team is here to provide effective and reliable dental fillings. Our focus is on restoring your smile with precision and care, using advanced materials and techniques to ensure a seamless and natural-looking result. With our expertise and dedication to patient comfort, you can trust us to preserve the health and beauty of your teeth.

What to Expect During Your Filling Procedure

Thorough Examination

When you visit us for a dental filling, our experienced dentists will conduct a thorough examination of the affected tooth and surrounding areas. We use modern diagnostic tools, including dental x-rays, to assess the extent of the cavity and check for any signs of decay that may have spread beyond what is visible to the naked eye. This comprehensive evaluation ensures that we provide an accurate diagnosis and develop a precise treatment plan tailored to your specific dental needs.

Local anaesthesia

We prioritise your comfort during the dental filling procedure. Before beginning the filling process, we will administer local anaesthesia to numb the area around the affected tooth. Local anaesthesia ensures that you experience little to no discomfort during the treatment, allowing us to carry out the procedure with the utmost care and without causing unnecessary pain.

Removal of Decay

Once the affected tooth is numb, we gently and skilfully remove the decayed portion using specialised dental instruments. Our dental team takes great care to eliminate all decay and bacteria, leaving behind a clean and healthy tooth surface. By removing the decay, we prevent further progression of the cavity and preserve as much of your natural tooth structure as possible.

Precise Filling Placement

We use high-quality dental filling materials, such as composite resin. These tooth-coloured fillings offer both functional and aesthetic benefits. The composite resin is applied in layers to the prepared tooth, and each layer is cured using a special light, ensuring a strong bond with the tooth. Our skilled dentists take the time to shape and polish the filling, ensuring it blends seamlessly with your surrounding teeth for a natural and attractive appearance.

Bite Adjustment and Final Check

After placing the filling, we carefully check your bite to ensure that it is properly aligned. We may make minor adjustments to the filling's shape to ensure a comfortable and functional bite. Our dentists take the time to ensure that the filling fits perfectly within your bite, reducing the risk of any discomfort or issues with your dental function.

Benefits of Dental Fillings at Mary St. Dental Health

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Preserving Tooth Structure

Dental fillings offer a conservative treatment option for cavities. By promptly addressing decay with fillings, we can preserve more of your natural tooth structure compared to more extensive dental treatments like dental crowns.

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Enhanced Aesthetics

With tooth-coloured composite resin fillings, you can maintain the natural beauty of your smile. Unlike traditional metal amalgam fillings, composite resin fillings blend seamlessly with your teeth, providing a discreet and attractive result.

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Restored Functionality

Dental fillings effectively restore the functionality of your affected tooth. Once the filling is in place, you can comfortably eat, speak, and smile without any hindrance or discomfort.

Durability

Durability

Our dental fillings are crafted using high-quality materials that are durable and long-lasting. With proper oral care and regular dental check-ups, your dental filling can protect your treated tooth for many years.

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Preventing Further Decay

By promptly treating cavities with dental fillings, we prevent the decay from spreading and causing more significant dental issues that may require more invasive and costly treatments. Dental fillings serve as a preventive measure, helping you maintain better oral health and avoid unnecessary complications.

At Mary St. Dental Health, we are dedicated to providing exceptional dental care with a focus on precision and patient comfort. If you suspect you have a cavity or require dental fillings, don’t hesitate to schedule an appointment. Our team is committed to helping you achieve a healthy and beautiful smile. Call us at (02) 9643 9229 or 0423 923 871 to book your appointment today.

Frequently Asked Questions

If you experience tooth sensitivity or pain or notice visible signs of decay, such as dark spots or holes on the tooth surface, you may need a dental filling. It is essential to schedule a dental examination with our experienced dentists, who will assess your teeth and recommend the appropriate treatment, including dental fillings if necessary.

At Mary St. Dental Health, we use tooth-coloured composite resin fillings, which offer excellent aesthetics and durability. Composite resin fillings are custom-made to match the natural colour of your teeth, providing a seamless blend with your smile. Additionally, they bond well with the tooth structure, creating a strong and reliable restoration.

The process of getting a dental filling is generally not painful. Before starting the procedure, we administer local anaesthesia to numb the affected area, ensuring your comfort throughout the treatment. You may feel some pressure or minor discomfort during the preparation and placement of the filling, but any pain is usually minimal and short-lived.

The longevity of dental fillings depends on various factors, such as the size of the filling, its location in the mouth, and your oral hygiene practises. With proper care, tooth-coloured composite resin fillings can last for many years. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene habits, including brushing and flossing, can help extend the lifespan of your fillings.

Yes, after getting a dental filling, you can resume your regular eating habits once the anaesthesia wears off. However, it's advisable to avoid consuming extremely hot or cold foods and beverages for a few hours after the procedure, as your teeth may be sensitive. We will provide you with specific post-treatment instructions to ensure a smooth recovery and maintain the longevity of the filling.