Need Tooth Fillings In Wolli Creek – We’re Mercury Free!
Toothaches, cracked or chipped teeth and missing out on life because of it. If so, then we’ve got just the thing that can help you smile again! Dental fillings are so common that we seldom question it these days. Here at Tooth Crusader we’re all about your dental and oral health. This is why we’re proud to offer mercury free tooth fillings.
What is a tooth filling?
Otherwise known as a dental filling, a tooth filling is a good way to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay or by accidental damage. By closing off the spaces where bacteria may enter, tooth fillings act as a protectant for your teeth.
How does the treatment work?
When you visit our Tooth Crusader team for a tooth filling, Dr Tse will first examine and prepare the tooth. Usually this means numbing around the tooth with a local anaesthetic. Once numb, any decay is removed from around the area and the tooth is washed, cleaned and dried.
Next, a mercury-free material that is colour matched to the rest of the tooth is placed into the cavity and quickly shaped to match the contours of your bite. Once shaped, certain types of fillings may be quickly hardened using a special UV curing light, while others harden naturally. The whole process takes around 20 minutes and is usually pain free!
WHEN DO I NEED DENTAL FILLING?
Often patients are surprised when they find out they don’t need a dental filling, while others are surprised that a tooth may need some attention. The problem is that small holes in your teeth aren’t normally visible or painful and for this reason they’re difficult to spot.
However, in some instances you may feel some tooth pain especially when you eat or drink something hot or cold, or you may experience a niggling toothache. Often, in these cases you may need a dental filling. Don’t worry because as an early treatment for tooth decay, a dental filling is extremely common.
COMPOSITE TOOTH FILLINGS VS AMALGAM (MERCURY) DENTAL FILLINGS
If you’re concerned about the aesthetic look of amalgam fillings we have the answer. Composite white fillings! Composite dental fillings are an aesthetically seamless way to repair teeth. What’s more, as a cosmetic treatment, our dental services extend to replacing any silver amalgam fillings with composite white varieties for the perfect flawless smile.
SO HOW LONG DOES A FILLING LAST?
Typically, a tooth filling usually lasts for 10 to 15 years when you chew normally. Although if they’re placed in larger cavities and are exposed to greater bite pressure, then longevity may be less. If you have any questions, do feel free to ask our experienced Tooth Crusader team in our Wolli Creek surgery who will be happy to explain. If you are seeking a dentist who offers mercury-free tooth fillings, then you know where to come! Call our surgery now on (02) 8097 1838 or book online to make an appointment.