The tooth filling will replace the parts of the tooth that have been lost or damaged, and also help to reinforce the structure of the tooth.
There are a number of options in materials used in restorative dentistry, to include amalgam, composite and ceramic fillings.
For years, the standard treatment for cracks, cavities and other minor tooth damage was an amalgam filling. The amalgam filling is an affordable and effective solution for treating minor tooth concerns, however it does not necessarily offer the right aesthetics. The amalgam filling is a metal alloy that ensures durability and the right strength to stand up to the pressure it’ll be subjected to in the mouth.
Today, white tooth fillings are offered as an alternative to the amalgam filling option. Whether porcelain fillings or a composite material, these fillings can be blended to match the colour of your natural tooth. This offers a much more discrete means of restoring and repairing your tooth. Ceramic fillings offer more stability than composite alternatives, which will result in a more stable tooth restoration.
If you think you may need a tooth filling, or have pain in any one of your teeth, please get in touch with us now. Leaving a cavity untreated can cause infection, further complications and possible tooth loss.
Unfortunately, once a cavity is on the tooth, it cannot self-heal. A cavity that is not addressed in a timely manner will lead to further decay in the tooth and may ultimately result in the loss of the tooth. The best and most effective treatment for cavities is a filling.
It’s important to note that a tooth with severe decay that reaches into the root canals of the tooth will not be treatable with a filling alone. Teeth that have reached this stage of decay will require root canal therapy in order to restore and preserve the structure of the tooth. This tooth will also then need to be protected with a crown.
Teeth that are damaged further, or have lost a lot of the natural shape may need dental crowns, inlays or onlays to restore them.
The procedure is fairly routine for your dentist and should take less than an hour. Your treatment should require just one visit to the clinic. Your dentist will ensure that the tooth and surrounding gum are completely numb, by using a topical and injectable numbing agent. Once numb, your dentist will begin to remove all of the signs of decay from the tooth. A disinfecting wash may be used to ensure that the tooth is clean.
Your dentist will then fill the cleaned and prepped tooth using the white filling material, after carefully matching it to the colour of your natural tooth. A handheld UV light will be used to accelerate the setting of the filling. Once the filling has set and hardened, your dentist may do a bit of filing to shape the tooth and smooth it out.
The primary advantage of the while filling is the stability it offers for the tooth being restored. Fillings do serve to protect the damaged tooth against further decay would could ultimately lead to the loss of the tooth. It’s always preferable to preserve as many of your natural teeth as is possible. Fillings can help to stave off the potential for needing a deep root canal treatment.
White fillings are durable enough to stand up to the bite force that they will be exposed to when in place. You’ll also appreciate that white fillings are resistant to stains.
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At Gallagher Dental we provide our patients with the benefit of our combined years of experience and expertise. We provide a wide range of competitively priced professional dental services that will meet the oral health care needs of our patients. If you have a toothache, or you have a cavity, you’ll find that white fillings can restore the tooth and offer improved aesthetics. To learn more about white tooth filling options, review our prices below or call the clinic to schedule your appointment.
|Amalgam||from €90 – €150|
|Composite||from €120 – €180|
|Ceramic||from €120 – €220|
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