Fillings at Sunbury, Gisborne & Diggers Rest
Are you experiencing a sore tooth and can feel a dent in it? This could be an indicator of tooth decay, which can develop into other serious dental problems. Our family friendly dentists highly recommend you restore the tooth surface loss with dental material so your tooth, root and the nerves can be saved. Dental fillings are one of the most frequent dental procedures completed at Sunbury Dental House, as failure to get a filling may result in the cavity growing so deep that an endodontic treatment or extraction is required.
What is the Process?
Fillings do exactly what the name implies. They fill in holes where decay has impacted, sealing the cavity in your tooth and preventing the decay from spreading deeper into your tooth. Whether you decide on inlay or outlay fillings, an anaesthetic will be used to numb the area and the decayed part of the tooth will be taken out before filling it with a replacement material. A customised mould will be made of your tooth to ensure the right fit for a smooth finish.
Types of Fillings
Inlays – Materials that are bonded to the cavity at the tip of the affected tooth. These inlays are available in composite, gold and porcelain.
Outlays – Similar to inlays in what they are designed for, these fillings are made for larger cavities and fit inside the teeth rather than on the tips.