Are you looking for a Southwest Brisbane dentist to provide seamless white fillings to treat tooth decay?
Dr Craig Duval at Sherwood Dental has you covered.
Fillings are widely considered to be the most common type of restorative treatment. We provide this effective restorative treatment for our patients in Sherwood, Indooroopilly, Chelmer, Rocklea, Oxley and West Brisbane.
A filling is used to replace the part of the tooth that has been lost because decay has caused a cavity in the tooth or in some instances because the tooth has broken or experienced trauma. One option when restoring the damaged tooth is to receive a white filling, commonly known as a ‘composite filling’.
Many people have received fillings at one point in their life, the majority of which being a silver metal filling called an ‘amalgam’ filling. In most instances fillings do not just have to be practical, they can also be potentially aesthetically pleasing and thus many patients wish to avoid amalgam fillings because they can be very visually noticeable. Dr Craig Duval provides white composite fillings which completely blend into your smile, unlike amalgam fillings. At Sherwood Dental we are committed to staying up-to-date with the latest dental technology, so you can rest assured that you are receiving the very best in dental care when receiving white fillings at our Southwest Brisbane practice.
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Composite resin fillings
Composite resin fillings are often referred to as ‘white’ fillings. Composite resin is a tooth-coloured material, composed of miniscule glass particles suspended in a resin matrix. The material is available in several shades in order to more closely match your tooth and blend into your smile.
Composite resin fillings are bonded directly to the prepared tooth in order to replace missing tooth structure and support the remaining tooth structure. Composite resin fillings are often used for:
When placing a composite resin filling, you’ll first receive a local anaesthetic to numb the area. Once the decay or previous filling has been removed, your new white filling is then placed with composite resin. Once set, we’ll shape and smooth it, and then check and adjust your bite so that your teeth bite together normally.