A straightforward method to restore a damaged tooth to its normal shape and function is by directly filling the defect. To be able to have a predictable restoration we need to remove the damaged tissues. A dental filling is a type of restorative dentistry treatment used to repair minimal tooth fractures, tooth decay or otherwise damaged surfaces of the teeth. We predominantly use tooth coloured Composite restorative materials to recreate the natural shape and shade of the damaged tooth.
Composite fillings (white fillings) offer the most affordable solution to cavities developing in teeth – we can provide a reliable and high-quality filling to patients requiring them. Most of us get at least a few cavities throughout our lives. The result of plaque build-up and an increased presence of various forms of bacteria, they can bring about the total destruction of a tooth if not repaired.
Composite fillings comprise of plastic or glass particles, match your existing tooth color, and firmly bond with the affected tooth to last for several years with regular brushing and dental care. First, we apply an anesthetic (“freezing” in this instance) to the affected area, followed by drilling of the cavity. Once the decay is removed, it could be necessary to adjust the shape of the defect in the tooth, to reduce the risk of failure of the restoration. After that, the healthy tissue is conditioned, so the filling material can be securely bonded in place. By applying a high-intensity blue light, we harden the filling and afterward check to ensure it matches your bite.