Find your perfect filling
Fillings are used to help repair existing cavities and prevent them from getting bigger. They help to cover up existing damage and prevent it from getting worse, which could then lead to root canals or extractions in the future. Tooth coloured fillings are a great way to get all the benefits of traditional (metal) fillings without the hassle of making cosmetic changes to your smile.
Ashfield Dental Centre’s team of highly experienced professionals have been providing fillings in Sydney for years, and we’re committed to providing the best possible service in the area. When you get a filling at Ashfield Dental Centre, you can trust that it’s made of only the best quality materials which are durable and long-lasting.
Tooth coloured fillings are a modern alternative to the traditional silver-coloured amalgam fillings used for sealing cavities. They look a lot more natural and blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth to provide a subtle fix for cavities. composite fillings are not as long-lasting as ceramic fillings but compared to amalgam the difference isn’t an issue in most cases.
Composite Resin Fillings
- Made of composite resin, which is long-lasting and resistant to trauma and decay.
- Most common form of tooth filling, but not the strongest.
- Usually used for small or medium-sized cavities.
- Stronger, longer lasting, smoother, and more resistant to staining and abrasion than composite fillings
- Tends to be more expensive
- Often used for larger fillings on surfaces which need to withstand a lot of pressure.
Here's what to expect
Your dentist will usually give you a local anaesthetic before the procedure begins. The anaesthetic will numb the side of your mouth it’s administered to.
Once they are confident you won’t feel any pain, your dentist starts to remove the decay from your tooth. After the decay has been removed, the dentist will prepare the tooth to help the filling bond to its surface, then apply the filling in layers. A UV light is used to cure (harden) the filling material in between the layers.
To finish your filling, your dentist will shape it to fit your tooth and smooth away any rough edges. You may be asked to rinse your mouth afterwards to remove any leftover debris. Your mouth may remain numb for a further two hours after your filling has been completed, and your dentist will remind you not to eat or drink anything hot to avoid burning the inside of your mouth.