Fillings and Restorative Dental
A tooth might need a filling if it has decay that’s gone deeper than the enamel into the inner body of the tooth. If left untreated, the decay could reach the nerve of the tooth, which could cause a very painful toothache. Dental fillings can help restore your teeth and prevent further damage.
Fillings are a protective measure for cavities created by plaque – a sticky layer of germs that forms on teeth daily. Around 96% of Australian adults have at least one tooth that’s either decayed or been filled. (The average is at least 10!). On average, Australian teens have at least two decayed or filled teeth.
Fillings usually only take one appointment and the process is simple. Our dentist will carefully remove the decay from the tooth and fill it with the white filling material. It doesn’t take long, depending on how much decay needs removing.
Many people avoid getting a filling because they believe it is very painful. However, technology and innovation has made fillings very quick and simple, with little pain involved these days.
Broken and missing teeth
- A crown is a custom-made, tooth-shaped ‘cap’ placed over a tooth to improve its natural look.
- A bridge consists of one or more false teeth that are permanently cemented to the natural teeth on either side of the gap.
Our experienced dentist will conduct an examination and then consult with you about options. We use only the highest quality materials and treatments to give you back your confidence and your smile!