White Fillings & Dental Bonding in Melbourne

White Fillings

Decaying teeth that 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.That’s why we offer tooth-coloured white tooth fillings instead of silver amalgam restorations at our Melbourne clinic. Silver amalgams are a technology of yesterday – they are seen by many as unsightly and they contain mercury, whereas today’s white composite fillings are more attractive, more natural and more stable. They may also be better for your health.

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    Restore Your Confidence

    Fillings and other restorative treatments such as crowns, bridges and dental bonding at our South Melbourne clinic can restore lost confidence and oral health caused by losing your natural teeth. Our staff have the experience and expertise to ensure that your procedure is performed with the greatest care and professionalism.

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      Commonly Asked Questions

      When is a White Tooth Filling Required?

      White fillings are usually required whenever a tooth becomes damaged due to decay or trauma. A white tooth filling helps the tooth return to its normal functionality. If a filling isn’t placed in time, the tooth may experience further deterioration.

      How Are White Fillings Placed?

      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 white composite filling is then moulded 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 white tooth filling in order to achieve the desired shape, feel and cosmetic appeal of the tooth.

      How Long Do White Tooth Filling Treatments Take?

      These treatments are generally short procedures that are completed in just one appointment over a 20-60 minute period. However, this will also depend on how much tooth decay you have, how difficult it is to place the fillings, and other variable factors.

      How Long Does a White Composite Filling Last?

      A white composite filling usually lasts for approximately 12 years. If you properly take care of your teeth with good oral hygiene practices, white filling scan last for a long time.

      How Much Does a White Filling Cost?

      Generally, a white filling cost between $100 and $300. However,the white filling cost can be affected by various factors, including the white composite filling material, where the tooth is located, and how many tooth surfaces require fillings.