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White Fillings at Nova Smiles Dental

Gentle Dental Treatments in Wallsend

White fillings WallsendTooth decay is one of the most common diseases to affect today’s families. Fortunately, cavities can be detected earlier than ever, allowing for therapeutic and minimally-invasive treatments that prevent the infection from spreading deeper into the tooth or adjacent healthy teeth.

During every checkup, we thoroughly screen for signs of enamel demineralisation and decay, including:

  • Visible cavities in at-risk areas
  • Discoloration or surface changes in enamel
  • Sensitivity to particular foods or temperatures
  • Pain when chewing

As part of your exam, we may also take a few X-rays to evaluate areas of your mouth that are not visible to the naked eye. Most healthy individuals only need a set of diagnostic images taken once per year.

Early Treatment is Key

The least invasive way to stop tooth decay is to remove it and place a small white filling as soon as the cavity is spotted. All of our restorations are matched to the colour of your tooth, so that they’re unnoticeable during everyday conversations.

Perhaps the biggest advantage of white fillings — aside from their matching your smile — is that they bond tightly with each tooth’s surface. This characteristic makes it possible to place the smallest restoration available, without removing surrounding healthy tooth structure. They’re also mercury free!

What to Expect

Getting a filling is a straightforward process at Nova Smiles Dental. After evaluating the depth and area of the decay, our dentist will numb the tooth and clean away the portion that is decayed. Next, we select the appropriate shade of composite and hand shape it directly into the prepared opening. After the material is fully cured into place, your tooth appears whole again. The numbing medication will wear off within a few hours.

To help your filling last as long as possible, it’s important to brush and floss daily to limit bacterial accumulation around the edges of the restoration. Regular checkups will ensure that your new filling remains strong for several years.

Think You Have a Cavity?

As a prevention-focused practice that’s attuned to the needs of some of the most anxious dental patients, we’re happy to answer any questions that you may have. Contact us today!

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

White Fillings Maryland, Cameron Park, Elermore Vale NSW
(02) 4951 6666