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Tooth Filling

Tooth Filling
What Is a Filling?
Once a tooth has been damaged by decay, the decay will continue to spread if not treated. A filling is a pain-free way to repair any damaged tooth, restoring it back to its normal shape and function while stopping any more bacteria from attacking the tooth.
During your dental check-up, we use a small mirror to examine the surfaces of each tooth and X-rays help us to determine if you have a cavity that needs to be filled. Symptoms of Cavities
Some of the most common signs of dental decay include
  • Pain when you bite down
  • Sensitivity to sweets
  • Rough edges you can feel with your tongue
  • Food or floss catching around your tooth
  • Visible darkness or discolouration
“But My Tooth Doesn’t Hurt”
Not all cavities cause pain. Untreated tooth decay can easily spread deeper into your tooth or adjacent teeth. What’s possible to correct today with a small filling might gradually evolve into a condition that requires a crown or root canal.
Minimally invasive fillings aren’t just more affordable, they’re better for your smile!
Cavities in Baby Teeth
Primary tooth decay can spread quite quickly. Instead of removing the tooth or letting the cavity develop, it’s best to treat it before there’s a risk of damage to surrounding permanent teeth.
our services
General Dentistry at Total Dental Care
We know the importance of finding the right dentist for your family is paramount. When it comes to your oral health needs, we promise to be there for you every step of the way. At Total Dental Care, our dentists are proud to offer the general dentistry services you need when you need them most. Whether you simply need a cavity filled or maybe you’re due for a routine cleaning, you can rest assured that your teeth are in safe hands with some of the most qualified dentists in the country. There are many choices out there, but we guarantee that quality is never compromised when you choose us. Our service is excellent, our staff is friendly and professional, and your experience will always be positive.
Cosmetic Dentistry
At our Maroubra practice, we want to help patients of all walks of life beam with confidence—and that often means creating or restoring a beautiful smile. We’re proud to offer a variety of different treatments that we know can help you unlock the smile of your dreams.
What Is the Procedure Like?
Before we give you a filling, we numb the area, remove any decay from the tooth and give the affected area a thorough clean—disinfecting and then drying the tooth before adding the filling.
Once the cavity of the tooth is cleaned, we fill the cavity with a special material. After a few minutes, the filling has hardened, then we shape the material so that it looks and feels like a natural tooth.
Made to Match Your Teeth
Composite fillings come in a variety of shades. We’ll use a special tool that matches the white material to the colour of your unique smile. When the filling is placed, you shouldn’t be able to tell where the restoration ends and your tooth starts!
Better for Your Smile
Even better than the cosmetic nature of white fillings is how minimally invasive they are to your tooth. The material bonds closely with your enamel so that it can be placed practically anywhere throughout your mouth. There’s no need to remove excessive, healthy tooth structure to get the material to stay in place. They’re less-invasive than traditional metal fillings.
Oral Care and Fillings
If you want your dental fillings to last a long time, you need to take care of them. A visit to the dentist for a check-up and clean must be scheduled at least once a year. Good oral hygiene and regular dental exams are necessary to prevent further problems.
BOOK YOUR VISIT TODAY
If you’re in need of a tooth filling or suspect a cavity, we’re here for you. Contact our experienced Maroubra dentists today to learn more and to book a visit.
We look forward to welcoming you and your loved ones to our practice. Call today!
Contact Total dental Care
We’d Love to Hear from You! Call (02) 9344 4433