Treating Tooth Decay with White Fillings and restoring your teeth to ideal health.
One of the most common dental procedures is the simple dental filling. This restore the aesthetics and function of a tooth damaged by Tooth Decay.
At Profilo° Dental, we use White Fillings to restore teeth that have Tooth Decay. There are different filling materials available and we will always recommend the best for you depending on the state of your tooth.
If Tooth Decay has been identified by our dentists, we will discuss the different treatment options available to restore to your tooth to optimal health. Composite resin is usually the best option for smaller fillings.
For a larger Tooth Filling that involves most of a tooth, a Dental Crown made from white porcelain may be a better long-term option. A Dental Crown holds a tooth together to prevent it from cracking or breaking.
We will make sure you're given all the important information about your teeth as well as explaining your best available treatment options, so you can make the choice that is best for you, your teeth and your smile.
Why choose Profilo° Dental for Tooth Decay & White Fillings?
Our core focus at Profilo° Dental is expert preventative dental care. The early signs of tooth decay can often be reversed without having to place a Tooth Filling.
If you have a number of dental issues that require treatment, we can put together a plan that addresses your most important ones first, so you can complete your dental care in stages if this works best for you.
We appreciate that quality dental care does not come for free, which is why we are doing what we can to break down the barriers to expert preventative dental care.
No-Gap Dental Care: We provide No Gap Check-Ups, Teeth Cleaning, and X-Rays for everyone with private dental health cover, no matter which health fund you are with.
Bulk-Billing Dental Care: We Bulk Bill or No Gap our expert dental care for all children and teenagers we treat under the Medicare Child Dental Care Benefits Scheme.
Payment Plans: We offer interest-free payment plans so you can get started with any treatment you need straight away, and spread the cost out over easy to manage repayments.
Tooth Decay & White Fillings FAQs
1. Why is it important to treat Tooth Decay early?
Tooth decay left untreated can result in the eventual loss of that tooth. The longer Tooth Decay is left untreated, the harder it is to restore to optimum health, and the more damage it can cause to adjacent teeth.
2. What is the difference between amalgam and composite fillings??
Amalgam is a mixture of different metals including silver and small amounts of inert mercury. Composite is a resin material containing fine glass particles, designed to blend with the natural colour of teeth.
3. Should I be concerned about my amalgam fillings?
There are countless studies showing amalgam poses no threat to your health in terms of toxicity. Large amalgam fillings can cause issues by weakening your teeth, placing them at a higher risk of fracture.
4. Will I get pain after my Tooth Filling?
It is not uncommon to experience some discomfort in the days and weeks following treatment of Tooth Decay with a Dental Filling. This is not usually anything to worry about, but contact us if you're concerned.
5. What does having a "deep" Tooth Filling mean?
This means that your Tooth Decay was close to the nerve in your tooth, and there is a chance that the tooth may not respond to efforts meant to save it. We will monitor teeth like this over time for any possible issues.