Restore Your Smile With Pain-Free Dental Fillings in Currambine
Benefits of Dental Fillings
Why Choose Smiles in Currambine for Dental Filling Procedures in Currambine, Western Australia
Smiles in Currambine is the place to go for dental fillings. We use white fillings made from porcelain or composite materials. These tooth-coloured fillings have many advantages. They’re white so that they blend in with your teeth, and there is no mercury in these fillings. In addition, they do not contract or expand with cold or hot substances, they involve less tooth structure to be trimmed, they are less invasive than other options, such as dental crowns, and they preserve your natural tooth.
If the decayed area is too large to be addressed with a filling, we also offer inlays and onlays. Inlays and onlays are custom-created by our local laboratory so that they are a perfect fit for your teeth.
You can trust us for all of your dental needs because we offer high-quality dental care at affordable prices. Our team is friendly and professional, and you will feel comfortable during every step of the process. If you are trying to find a dentist who cares about their patients, then Smiles in Currambine is here for you!
Call us today at (08) 9305 4888 to schedule an appointment!
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
You may need a filling if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Recurring dental pain or toothaches
- Tooth sensitivity
- Holes in the teeth
- Rough or sharp edges on the teeth
- Tooth discolouration
- Food particles stuck in a specific area
Dental fillings are a common dental procedure that usually only requires one visit to the dental clinic, lasting 15 to 60 minutes. It involves the following steps:
- We will inject a local anaesthetic to numb the surrounding area. In addition, we may apply a numbing gel to the gums before the injection to minimise discomfort. If the tooth only has decay on its surface, we may not need an anaesthetic. It is possible to drill a small hole around the damaged natural tooth enamel without causing any pain.
- Once the anaesthesia has taken effect, the decayed portions of the tooth will be removed with a drill, laser, or air abrading instrument. We will then make sure that the hole in the decayed tooth is the right size and shape.
- Next, we will prepare the tooth by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and food particles to ensure that everything is clean and sterile before we place the filling.
- Next, we will carefully fill the prepared cavity with a dental filling. The dental fillings are then bonded to the tooth.
- After the filling has been placed and the material has hardened, it will be shaped and polished to match your original tooth colour as closely as possible.
Some problems you may encounter when having dental fillings include:
- Deterioration of Fillings: Under the constant pressure of biting, grinding, or clenching, dental fillings can wear away, chip, or break. You may not notice that your filling is deteriorating, but your dentist can detect flaws in fillings during a regular check-up.
- Pulpitis: Before filling a cavity, your dentist uses a heated drill during the decay removal process. Pulpitis occurs when the pulp, the connective tissue that forms the centre of your teeth, becomes inflamed. If your dentist does not remove all of the decayed tissue, the pulp of the damaged tooth may become infected. Your gums may swell, or there may be a pus pocket near the tooth if this happens.
- Amalgam Allergy: Allergies to metals may result in sensitivity after a silver amalgam filling. You may also experience itching or a rash. Consult your dentist if you suspect an allergic reaction. A different restorative material can be used to replace the original filling.
In most cases, tooth sensitivity after dental fillings is normal. It will disappear on its own after a few days to a few weeks, depending on what caused the sensitivity. Dental filling procedures involve filling holes in your teeth with substances such as amalgam or composite. Even though this is a simple, routine procedure, it can leave people with sensitive teeth. Tooth sensitivity can also be caused by other factors, such as pulpitis, allergic reactions, or changes in the bite. If you experience extreme pain or discomfort accompanied by other symptoms, such as fever, redness, or swelling, you should call your dentist right away.
Here are some ways to help reduce sensitivity:
- Take over-the-counter nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen.
- Avoid consuming hot or cold foods and beverages.
- Brush and floss gently and use desensitising toothpaste.
- Chew on the opposite side of your mouth.
If decay damages the enamel of a tooth, the damage is irreversible. In the absence of treatment, the decay can spread and get worse, causing damage to the healthy parts of the tooth. If the tooth has been neglected for too long, a conventional filling can not fix it. The bacteria will irritate and infect the pulp if the decay reaches the pulp chamber where the nerves and blood vessels are located. This will require root canal therapy. If decay is left unchecked for too long, the tooth may be destroyed. A root canal won’t be able to save the tooth in this situation. The decayed tooth might need to be extracted and replaced with either an implant or a bridge.
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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.