Tooth Fillings at Grange Dental Care
If you develop a cavity or crack in your tooth, it must be filled as soon as possible to prevent further decay and infection. Unlike metallic fillings used years ago, modern fillings are tooth-coloured so they blend in with your natural teeth. Tooth fillings at Grange Dental Care are made of composite resin and are mercury-free, providing a safe and effective way to repair your tooth.
Getting Tooth Fillings at Grange Dental Care
At Grange Dental Care, we want your experience to be as comfortable as possible. First, we numb the site using a local anaesthetic to help with discomfort. Then, we clean the tooth and surrounding area, removing decay, debris, and old filling material if necessary.
We fill the cavity, layer by layer, with the mercury-free composite resin, which is hardened using a curing light. Each layer is cured before more composite is applied. Your dentist then removes excess material, and shapes and polishes the filing so it blends in naturally with your smile.
Hot and Cold Sensitivity after a Filling
Getting dental fillings in Grange does interrupt the structure of your teeth, and it can take a few days for your mouth to adjust. Many patients experience sensitivity to hot and cold foods and drinks for 1-3 days following a filling.
How Can I Avoid Needing Dental Fillings in Grange?
You can reduce the chances of developing a cavity by practicing proper at-home oral care habits, such as flossing and brushing your teeth at least twice per day with a fluoride toothpaste. Use a mouthwash daily to help remove debris.
Attend your six-month check-ups so we can monitor for cavities and other oral health issues.
Schedule Your Tooth Fillings at Grange Dental Care
If you are experiencing tooth discomfort, you may have a cavity. Contact us on (07) 3186 6031 and set up an appointment.