Decaying teeth cause toothache, can harm surrounding teeth and affect your bite. Neglecting to treat decayed teeth can be highly detrimental to your overall oral health and where teeth have experienced cracking or damage, decay can set in with devastating effect.
While the traditional method of treating decay and providing protection for teeth has been through the use of silver amalgam fillings, at Dental on Clarendon we understand the importance of maintaining your smile both for health and cosmetic appeal.
This is why we offer tooth–coloured composite resin restorations instead of silver amalgam restorations. Silver amalgams are a technology of yesterday – they are seen by many as unsightly and contain mercury whereas today’s composite resin fillings are more attractive, more natural and more stable. They are also better for your health.
White fillings provide a natural finish, restoring your smile to its original glory and although seemingly complex, tooth-coloured restorations are simple to complete. Local anaesthetic can be used where necessary and the area of tooth requiring treatment is thoroughly cleaned to remove any debris or surface tartar. Once this has been completed, the surface is treated with a phosphoric-acid-based gel which allows it to obtain a more cohesive surface for the composite to attach itself to.
Once the surface area is completely prepared, the composite filling is then molded into the desired state and cured, using an ultraviolet curing light. This might be done in several stages to achieve the desired level of filling.
The last stage in the process involves the polishing and buffing of the filling in order to achieve the desired shape, feel and cosmetic appeal of the tooth.
Our expertise in Cosmetic and Restorative Dentistry ensures you will always receive the best possible results. At Dental on Clarendon, you can be sure that you will have a brighter smile as our expert dentists are utlising state-of-the-art equipment with the latest techniques and technologies. Composite restorations are completed quickly, painlessly and your comfort is our priority throughout.