Dental Fillings

Restore Your Smile with Pain-Free Dental Fillings in Iluka

People of all ages are vulnerable to tooth decay. Toothaches, cavities, and gum disease are all symptoms of the condition. Even if you’ve never had any dental pain, there’s still a potential that you’ll get decay or have more serious oral health problems.
To determine your best treatment option for tooth decay, you should schedule an appointment as soon as possible with your dentist. Dental cavities are a major dental health problem that can result in tooth loss if not treated and managed correctly.
If you suffer from tooth decay, we recommend a filling at Smiles in Currambine. Dental fillings, often known as cavity fillings or tooth fillings, are artificial materials composed of metals, polymers, glass, or a mix of these components. They’re utilized to fix or restore teeth that have been damaged. One of the most common uses for fillings is to “fill” a cavity in a tooth that your dentist has removed due to decay. Fillings are used to restore worn-down teeth and treat fractured or broken teeth.
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The Fantastic Benefits of Dental Fillings

Having your teeth professionally filled at Smiles in Currambine will provide you with extra benefits. A dental filling is an excellent method for restoring a missing tooth structure’s good health and function. They stop cavities from growing by filling them. Fillings also help strengthen damaged areas in your mouth by adding more metal to the area where the problem happened, protecting the area from future decay and infection. Furthermore, tooth-coloured fillings increase the colour of your teeth and make you smile more beautiful.

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Why Choose Smiles in Currambine for Dental Filling Procedures in Iluka

Smiles in Currambine is the ideal place to get dental fillings. Porcelain and composite materials are used to make white fillings for our teeth. There are numerous advantages to using these tooth-coloured fillings. There is no mercury in these fillings, and they’re white so that they don’t stand out from your teeth. Unlike dental crowns, they don’t shrink or expand when exposed to cold or heat, require less tooth structure to be removed, and are therefore less intrusive. They also protect your natural tooth structure.
We can offer inlays and onlays if the deteriorated region is too vast for a filling to handle. To ensure a precise fit for your teeth, our local laboratory creates each inlay or onlay to your specific specifications in advance of creation.
You can rely on us for all of your dental demands since we offer high-quality dental care at reasonable prices. With us, you’ll always be in good hands. If you’re looking for a dentist who cares about their patients, look no further than Smiles in Currambine!

Regain your beautiful smile and reach out to us now at +61 8 9305 4888 to set up an appointment!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Do you have any inquiries about our dental services? We’re here to assist you! Check out the answers to some of our most frequently asked questions, or read on for more details.

If you suffer from any of the following symptoms, you may necessitate a filling:

  • Recurrent dental discomfort or toothaches
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Teeth holes
  • Teeth with rough or sharp edges
  • Tooth discolouration
  • Food particles have become entrapped in a specific location.
Absolutely not! Filling cavities in the teeth is a painless and straightforward procedure. Local anaesthetic and numbing gel, which numb areas around the teeth before the dentist begins working on them, leading to enjoyable treatment, are two techniques used in modern dentistry to make dental treatments more enjoyable for both the patient and the dentist.

Dental fillings are a routine dental procedure that generally only takes 15 to 60 minutes and requires only one visit to the dentist. The steps are as follows:

  1. A local anesthetic will be injected to numb the surrounding area. To reduce discomfort, we may apply a numbing gel to the gums before the injection. If the tooth merely has surface decay, we may not need anaesthesia. Without causing pain, a small hole can be drilled around the damaged natural tooth enamel.
  2. The decaying areas of the tooth will be removed with a drill, laser, or air abrading tool when the anesthetic has worn off. We’ll then make sure the decayed tooth’s hole is the correct size and form.
  3. Before placing the filling, we will clean the cavity of bacteria and food particles to ensure that everything is clean and sterile.
  4. The created cavity will next be properly filled with a dental filling. Following that, the dental fillings are glued to the teeth.
  5. After the filling has hardened, it will be shaped and polished to match the colour of your natural teeth as precisely as possible.

When getting dental fillings, you could run into the following issues:

Fillings Deterioration

Dental fillings can wear away, chip, or crack under the persistent strain of biting, grinding, or clenching. Although you may not realize your filling is failing, your dentist can detect filling issues during a routine check-up.

Pulpitis

Your dentist uses a hot drill before filling a cavity during the decay removal process. When the pulp, the connective tissue that forms the core of your teeth, becomes inflamed, it is known as pulpitis. The pulp of the damaged tooth may get infected if your dentist does not remove all of the decayed tissue. If this happens, your gums may swell or a pus pocket near the tooth may form.

Allergy to Amalgam

Metal allergies can irritate a silver amalgam filling. Itching or a rash are also possible side effects. If you think you have an allergic reaction, talk to your dentist. The original filling can be replaced with a different restorative substance.

To keep your dental fillings in good condition, practice good dental hygiene, which includes seeing your dentist for cleanings regularly, brushing with fluoride toothpaste, flossing, and using an antibacterial mouthwash at least once a day. If your dentist suspects a filling has fractured, X-rays will be taken to assess the situation. Make an appointment with your dentist if your tooth is susceptible, if you see a sharp edge or a fracture in the filling, or if part of the filling is missing.

Tooth sensitivity following dental fillings is common in most circumstances. It will go away on its own in a matter of days to weeks, depending on what triggered the sensitivity. Dental filling procedures involve filling holes in your teeth with materials such as amalgam or composite. Although this is a straightforward, routine procedure, it can leave patients with sensitive teeth. Other reasons, such as pulpitis, allergic reactions, or bite alterations, can also cause tooth sensitivity. If you are experiencing severe pain or discomfort associated with other symptoms such as fever, redness, or swelling, you should contact your dentist immediately.

Here are some strategies for reducing sensitivity:

  1. Take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory medicines (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, over-the-counter.
  2. Do not consume any hot or cold foods or beverages.
  3. Brushing and flossing should be done softly, and desensitizing toothpaste should be used.
  4. Use the other side of your mouth to chew.
Dental fillings are one of the least expensive dental procedures. Simple fillings typically cost $150 to $200, but more complex fillings might cost $400.
When decay affects a tooth’s enamel, the damage is permanent. If left untreated, the decay will spread and worsen, causing damage to the tooth’s healthy portions. A standard filling will not repair a tooth that has been neglected for an extended period of time. If the decay reaches the pulp chamber, where the nerves and blood arteries are located, the bacteria will irritate and infect the pulp. This will necessitate root canal treatment. If decay is not treated quickly enough, the tooth may be lost. In this case, a root canal will not save the tooth. The decayed tooth may have to be pulled and replaced with an implant or a bridge.

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Schedule Your Appointment With Us Today

Our dentists in Currambine make every effort to accommodate the scheduling needs of your family. From offering evening hours to weekend appointment times, we are sure to have something that works for your busy routine.

If you are in pain or have any other dental emergency, please call us right away so we can try to book you in as soon as possible.

Your Safety Is Our Top Priority!

We would like to take some time to let you know that we always follow strict universal infection control standards, and patient safety and the safety of our team is our priority.

The risk of exposure to the virus in our dental surgery is extremely low. We are an accredited dental practice and maintain the highest quality of care and standards at all times irrespective of any outbreaks such as Coronavirus.

We sterilise our instruments and disinfect all clinical and reception areas after each patient to prevent any risk of cross-contamination. Our staff are fully trained and certified to do this to the highest standards.

What Specifically Are We Doing at Our Practice to Protect Patients?

Our strict protocol includes our receptionists establishing in advance if patients:

  • Have any symptoms including fever/history of fever and shortness of breath or a cough or a sore throat.
  • They have travelled overseas or interstate in the last 2 weeks.
  • Been in close contact with anyone who has had confirmed Coronavirus (COVID-19) or who has been in a health facility treating them.
  • Visited any exposure sites or high risk area as per Healthy WA

We would like to ask patients who have travelled to high-risk zones and exposure sites within the last 2 weeks to postpone non-urgent general dental treatment, if in doubt please call us on 9305 4888.

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