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Dental Fillings

Dental care you can rely on.

Once tooth decay sets in it can do ongoing damage to your tooth. Left untreated it can become widespread, spread to the nerve and cause you increasing discomfort.

If suitable, our dentists may use a dental filling to restore damage as a result of decay or other small chips in your teeth. 

In most cases, only a dentist can identify if you have tooth decay present in your mouth that requires restoration. Depending on the extent of the damage to your tooth and other factors, our dentists may recommend a crown as a better-suited treatment option for you. 

Thanks to modern dentistry, we can use dental fillings that blend in with your natural tooth colouring and are barely noticeable. 

What To Expect When Getting A Dental Filling

At Great Alpine Dental, getting a dental filling is neither a very lengthy nor uncomfortable process. Our use of modern anaesthetics and techniques makes having a dental filling simple.

Here’s what you can expect when coming in for a dental filling:

  • Our dentists will start by gently numbing your tooth and the area around it.

  • With the aim of preserving as much of the healthy structure of your tooth as possible, they will remove the area of decay.

  • Once the cavity is clean and dry, they will fill it with a soft material that is set with the use of light in minimal time.

  • Your filling is then shaped to your comfort and polished for a natural look and feel.

We use composite restoration material at our practice. This means that by the time you walk out of your appointment, your filling is completely set. But we do recommend that until your anesthesia has worn off (1 to 3 hours), that you avoid eating and drinking. This is to avoid biting your lips or tongue.

To determine the best treatment option for you, contact our friendly team to book an appointment.