Need A Tooth Filling in Sydney?
We Provide High-Quality White Fillings
Do you need a tooth filling in Sydney? Then look no further than the Sydney Dental Group. We use high-quality strong reliable and aesthetic composites in our white fillings. These are chosen for their low shrinkage properties and to prevent postoperative sensitivity. Our Sydney dentists will select a shade that is a close match to the natural colour of your teeth.
A Versatile Solution to Tooth Restoration
Our experienced dentists use white fillings at our Sydney dental clinic to restore chipped, cracked and decayed teeth and to replace old metal-based amalgam cavity fillings.
The mercury-free composite material can also be used to close small gaps in the teeth, improve the shape, size and colour of a tooth, and to carry out an ‘invisible’ repair to a broken tooth.
Dental filling in Sydney – The procedure
In the majority of cases, tooth fillings are carried out by our Sydney dentists under a local anaesthetic to minimise any discomfort.
The first step is to isolate the tooth from the oral environment. This is often achieved using a rubber dam, to protect the composite from moisture.
Our dentist then removes the old amalgam filling or decay from inside the tooth and shapes the cavity.
An etching gel is applied inside the cavity to help the composite material adhere. The tooth coloured resin is then built up in the cavity, a layer at a time. Each layer is hardened with a special blue light before applying the next layer.
Once the cavity is completely filled, the filling is shaped to fit in with your bite and polished for the ultimate natural appearance.
Naturally the larger the cavity, the longer the tooth will take to fill but most white fillings at our Sydney clinic are completed in under 30 minutes.
The lifespan of composite fillings
Tooth coloured fillings can last for up to 12 years on average. However, smoking, coffee, tea, red wine and other pigmented substances may cause your composite restorations to discolour over time. This is why it is important to exercise a strict oral regimen and visit the dentist for regular check-ups.
Occasionally, if a tooth has a lot of decay or the fracture is large, then it may be advisable to have an onlay or a dental crown instead of a filling to reduce the risk of fracture.
If you need a tooth filling in Sydney then please do not hesitate to contact the Sydney Dental Group to make an appointment and discuss some of your best treatment options.
How to find us
Monday - Friday : 9 AM - 5 PM
Saturday : By Appointment
Sunday : Emergency