General Dentistry » White Fillings
Fillings are necessary if you’ve developed a cavity, a piece of your tooth has broken, or an existing filling needs replacing. Mt Barker Dentists use white tooth-coloured materials to restore your teeth making the fillings practically undetectable. Composite resin is reliable, durable and visually more pleasing than old amalgam material. However for larger restorations and when replacing big, old amalgam fillings, composite resin is unlikely to be a sufficient long-term option. In these cases porcelain inlay or onlay is the ideal course of treatment.
Preventative six monthly dental check-ups are the best way to avoid the need for fillings. By detecting tooth decay early and acting, you’ll avoid more extensive (and expensive) treatment. Tooth decay doesn’t hurt, but once it’s present it only gets bigger.