Dental Tooth Fillings That Last

When it comes to restoring teeth with cavities, cracks, or decay, our skilled team of professionals excels in providing top-quality tooth fillings. We are committed to delivering effective and aesthetically pleasing results, ensuring your oral health and satisfaction.

Recognizing the Need for Tooth Fillings

Tooth fillings are a common procedure required when a tooth has a cavity, decay, or has been fractured. Here are some signs that indicate you may need a filling:

  1. Hot/Cold Sensitivity: If you experience discomfort or sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures when consuming food or beverages, it could indicate tooth decay requiring a filling.
  2. Sweet Sensitivity: Sensitivity or discomfort when consuming sweet foods or drinks may suggest a cavity that needs to be addressed with a filling.
  3. A Broken Tooth: If you have a visible chip or break in your tooth, it is crucial to seek dental treatment promptly to prevent further damage and potential infection.

Exploring Types of Tooth Fillings

Devonport Dental Care offers different types of tooth fillings to meet individual needs. Here are the three primary options:

  1. Composite (White Fillings): Composite fillings are the preferred choice globally. They provide a tooth-coloured alternative to traditional amalgam fillings. Advances in composite technology have significantly improved their durability and longevity. These fillings blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, as our dentists creatively match the shade to ensure a perfect match.
  2. Glass Ionomer Cement: Glass ionomer cement is a versatile filling material with various applications. It is often used as a liner or foundation beneath another filling material. This material is also used for temporary fillings and can serve as a fissure sealant, providing added protection against tooth decay.
  3. Amalgam (Silver Fillings): While amalgam fillings were once the most common type used in dentistry, our practice is proud to be amalgam-free. These durable silver fillings offer long-lasting results. However, their potential to act as a wedge in the tooth and the presence of mercury have raised concerns regarding their safety. We provide safe removal solutions if you wish to remove your amalgam fillings.

Fissure Sealants for Added Protection

Fissure sealants are a preventive measure using a flowable composite material, similar to white fillings. They are applied to teeth at a high risk of developing cavities, particularly molars with deep grooves called pits and fissures. Your dentist will evaluate your risk of decay and the shape of your teeth to determine if fissure sealants are a suitable option. Fissure sealants act as a mini insurance policy, protecting your teeth from developing cavities and potentially needing fillings.

Ensuring Longevity of Fillings

The lifespan of a filling depends on various factors, including proper technique during placement and diligent oral hygiene practices. A well-maintained filling should last several years with appropriate maintenance and regular cleanings. Smaller cavities tend to respond well to fillings, while larger cavities may require additional treatment, such as a dental crown, to strengthen the surrounding tooth structure.

Trust Devonport Dental Care for Exceptional Tooth Fillings

At Devonport Dental Care, we prioritize your oral health and provide superior tooth fillings to restore and preserve your smile. Our experienced team uses advanced techniques and materials to ensure durable and aesthetically pleasing results. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your tooth filling needs and benefit from our expert care.