White Fillings & Dental Bonding in Melbourne
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.
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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White fillings provide a natural finish, restoring your smile to its original glory. Although they may seem complex, tooth-coloured restorations are simple to complete.
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, with our expert dentists utilising state-of-the-art equipment with the latest techniques and technologies. Composite restorations are completed quickly and painlessly, with your comfort our priority throughout.
Enquire About the White Fillings Our Melbourne Clinic Offers
Dental on Clarendon offers many helpful dental services at our South Melbourne clinic. Enquire about white fillings or dental bonding in Melbourne today by calling us on (03) 9690 3285 or submitting a query via our contact page.
Commonly Asked Questions
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.