Dental fillings repair teeth that are decayed and infected or damaged by trauma and where they are chipped or cracked. They restore strength to a tooth, so you can bite and chew confidently without fear of the tooth crumbling away. In addition, a filling restores a tooth to its original shape and size and preventing further decay and infection.
Jetty Road Dental Clinic uses tooth coloured composite resin to repair teeth nearly invisibly, which is ideal if you need a filling in a front tooth. The material is hard-wearing and durable, and we keep a large range of different shades in stock so we can closely match your filling to the colour of your natural teeth. The result is a filling that blends in beautifully and which is difficult to see. Composite resin is strong enough to repair small to medium-sized fillings anywhere in the mouth.
Before we place a filling, we numb the tooth using local anaesthetic to ensure you feel comfortable during this treatment. Next, our dentist carefully removes the damaged part of the tooth, shaping the tooth precisely. We choose the best shade of composite resin to blend in with your natural tooth, and we may use more than one shade to get an exact match. The composite resin is placed in tiny increments and is hardened using a special light. Once all the composite resin is in place, our dentist shapes the filling before gently polishing it to create a natural lustre.
Your new filling should last for several years, and we will check its condition during your regular dental examinations. Eventually, all restorations need replacing as they start to age. Replacing them ensures they continue to provide the best protection for teeth. In addition, maintaining a good oral care routine and regular dental checkups and cleanings will help prolong the life of your filling.