Dental Fillings Melbourne VIC
What is a Dental Filling?
When a tooth is damaged by disease or trauma, it is vital to repair it, restoring structure and strength, minimising caries and sealing out bacteria. For small to medium sized areas of damage, we can generally use fillings. We are an amalgam-free practice and will use the most advanced tooth coloured materials to create a strong and hard wearing yet virtually invisible repair.
Here at St Vincent’s we go out of our way to make sure you have all the information you need to make the right choice for you and your decision will never be rushed. Even the smallest and most unobtrusive filling is important to your overall dental health.
What is the Procedure for a Filling?
A local anaesthetic will keep you comfortable during treatment as your dentist removes the damaged area of the tooth and carefully shapes it in preparation for a filling. With a tooth coloured filling, the colour will be closely matched to your natural teeth and is applied to the cavity in small increments that are gradually hardened. Afterwards the filling material is shaped and polished and we will check to make sure your teeth can bite together correctly and that the filling isn’t too high.
How Long Will a Filling Last?
Your new filling should last for several years but we will check its condition during regular examinations as eventually it will need replacing. For more information, speak to our friendly dental team on (03) 9419 7022.