Kellyville Smiles only provides mercury-free white fillings. The tooth-coloured restorations come in a variety of different shades, allowing us to match the hue of the tooth being repaired. As a result, your tooth is stronger and more natural-looking than those treated with silver fillings.
The goal of a dental filling is to recreate the original tooth structure that was lost due to dental decay. Since cavities spread easily, it’s best to treat them while they’re as small as possible. Composite resin is durable and bonds closely with your enamel, maintaining a tight seal that blocks out bacteria.
If we spot a cavity on the same day as your exam and clean — or you’re in pain — we may be able to fill it on the spot. Larger areas of dental decay can take longer to repair and need to be booked for a later date. Fortunately, small cavities are fairly straightforward to treat.
Symptoms of Tooth Decay
Since cavities are best addressed when they’re small, you may never know you have dental decay without an exam and periodic X-rays. However, there are certain warning signs to be on the lookout for. If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms, be sure to let our dentist know straightaway:
The sooner we diagnose and repair the area of dental decay, the smaller and more conservative your filling will need to be. If left alone, cavities can expand into adjacent teeth or dental nerves, requiring lengthier and more extensive treatment.
Can Cavities Be Reversed?
Since dental decay is a physical opening in the tooth structure, there’s no way to grow enamel back. But if demineralised enamel is caught early enough, it’s possible to strengthen the tooth with fluoride before bacteria rupture through the outer layer of your tooth.
To lower your risk of developing cavities, it’s essential to brush and floss daily as well as drink plenty of water. We encourage you to book a scale and clean every six months so that potential concerns can be intercepted as early as possible. During your visit, we’ll identify potential risks and help you modify your home hygiene plan to lower your chance of getting dental decay.
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Our white dental fillings Kellyville are healthier and better for treating tooth decay. Book your next exam today!
* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.