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White Fillings

Correct tooth decay inconspicuously or remove silver fillings and replace them with our durable white fillings.

Restoring tooth decay is made simple at Precise Dental Surgery at our Beaumont Hills, Edgecliff and Kellyville Village practice locations. For many of our patients tooth decay is often easily and comfortably treated with our durable white fillings. White fillings are often an ideal choice for decay as they seal the tooth with a sturdy composite material that is also virtually unnoticeable.

The benefits of white fillings

Ignoring tooth decay can be problematic for your dental health in a variety of ways. It is important to correct decay as soon as possible, before the damage becomes extensive enough to require root canal therapy or even more extensive dental work. If you tooth becomes seriously infected the infection can spread through your blood stream and even potentially damage your jawbone.

This restoration can be extremely beneficial for a number of reasons. The process of receiving white fillings can also be quite simple, time effective and comfortable for our patients, often making this a desirable option for those with minor to moderate decay. Our white fillings are durable and resistant to many of the pressures placed on your teeth in your day to day life.

A significant benefit of choosing white fillings over amalgam fillings can be the appearance of white fillings once this restoration is placed. Unlike amalgam or gold fillings, white fillings can be completely unnoticeable. White fillings blend seamlessly into the tooth and can even enhance the colour of them when you smile.

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Replacing amalgam fillings

Amalgam fillings are commonly known as ‘silver fillings’ and can often be visible when smiling or speaking. As they are dark in colouring they have the potential to distract from your teeth. Despite the potential aesthetic disadvantages there is also a number of potential health disadvantageous in receiving amalgam fillings.

Amalgam fillings are made with varying levels of mercury. While the levels of mercury in the fillings can be small, mercury can be very dangerous when ingested and can pose significant health threats. In addition to this, often receiving amalgam fillings can mean that more of the tooth structure must be removed to accommodate this restoration. These restorations can also make the tooth subject to a higher chance of further cracks and damage. Those who have received amalgam fillings may also experience a heightened sensitivity to hot and cold drinks and foods in comparison to white fillings.

Receiving a white filling

When receiving a white filling our dental professionals will first assess your tooth decay in order to identify whether this is a suitable restorative treatment for you. After we have discussed the process with you we will begin to prepare your tooth for your white filling. This includes removing the tooth decay to ensure there is no further spread of infection.

Your tooth is then filled with the composite material and polished to ensure if feels just as your natural teeth do. Throughout this procedure you should be comfortable and relaxed and our dental professionals will administer a local anaesthetic to assist in this comfort.

Frequently asked questions

What is Pola Whitening?

Pola whitening is an effective teeth whitening product that we use here at Precise Dental Surgery to help ensure our patients can smile with confidence. We provide in-chair and take home teeth whitening treatments.

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental veneers are small thin porcelain shells that are placed directly on top of your teeth. They can eliminate gaps between teeth, tooth discolouration and broken / chipped teeth.

What are Dental Crowns?

Like veneers, dental crowns are made of porcelain and act as a cap or crown for your teeth. They are often combined with dental bridges to replace missing teeth.

When should my child start seeing the dentist?

We recommend your child starts visiting the dentist from an early age, preferably when they are around 7 years old.

What is the difference between conventional braces and Invisalign?

There are many differences between Invisalign and conventional braces. For example, with Invisalign you can straighten your teeth without anyone knowing as Invisalign aligners are virtually invisible. Invisalign aligners are also removable meaning you can brush and floss as you would normally – this is something you cannot do with conventional braces. Despite this, conventional braces can be a more suitable option for those with more subnational orthodontic concerns.

What are Dental Implants?

Dental implants are widely considered the modern solution to missing teeth and dentures. Replace missing teeth with dental implants which act and feel like normal teeth. They consist of a titanium screw-like post which is implanted into the jawbone. The implant will then bond with your jawbone to provide stimulation and support for a dental crown or bridge.

What is a root canal?

The root canal is the space within the root of a tooth. Root canal treatment is recommended for patients with infected tooth pulps. The best indication of infection is severe dental pain or sensitivity.

How can you restore my smile?

Advancements in dental technology allow us to completely restore a patient’s smile. There are a variety of treatments that may be suggested. We recommend you visit our practice and schedule in a dental consultation. This allows us to assess your dental health and develop a plan of action to ensure you have healthy teeth for life.

My wisdom teeth are causing pain. Should I have them removed?

Because often modern jaws are not big enough to accommodate these extra teeth, in the majority of cases we do recommend they are removed. We recommend you come into our practice for a thorough examination to determine the path we take in ensuring your dental health.

I am afraid of the dentist. Do you offer virtually pain free dentistry?

For anxious patients, we provide a number of pain management options including happy gas and sleep dentistry to ensure that these patients can receive the dental work they need. To learn more please visit our sleep dentist page.

How often should I visit the dentist for a dental check-up?

We recommend you visit our practice every 6 months for your dental check-up and fluoride treatment. This way minors dental issues can be addressed before they potentially become major problems.