Maintain Naturally Radiant Smiles Tooth-Coloured Fillings: Sydney's TLC Dental
What comes to mind when someone mentions Fillings? Large chunks of a silver-looking material dulling your pearly white? It’s time to wipe that image away!
Thanks to advancements in dentistry, metal fillings are no longer your only option. In fact, they are practically obsolete when compared to natural tooth-coloured composite fillings. These tooth-coloured fillings match the natural shade of enamel for a subtle yet effective cavity repair.
Tooth-coloured fillings are crafted to blend with your natural smile, and they don’t require extra care. You will simply need to maintain a traditional oral hygiene routine involving good old brushing, flossing, and mouthwash.
For those patients with older metal fillings, the team at TLC Dental can replace older fillings with newer, tooth-coloured fillings.
Visit TLC Dental to Receive Your Tooth-Coloured Fillings
If the image of metal fillings ruining your smile has caused you to hesitate in actually filling your cavities, hesitate no more! Our licensed dentist and professional staff can provide tooth-coloured fillings to maintain your smile’s natural appeal. Cavities should not be ignored, but you shouldn’t have to sacrifice you’re the look and feel of your teeth simply to care for your oral health.
We understand every patient is different. That’s why we request you schedule an exam so that our dentist can evaluate your cavities to ensure a tooth-coloured filling will properly solve your dental issues.
Balking at the idea of a filling, period? Continue reading to learn more about the importance of fillings and a few more details about the tooth-coloured variety…
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When is a filing needed in a tooth?
Tooth decay is a dental issue faced by a majority of the world’s population. It can be caused by trapped plaque, infections, trauma, and more. This decay can lead to cavities, growing holes in your tooth.
These holes invite harmful debris like sure, substances, and bacteria to fester outside the reach of a regular toothbrush. Left untreated, this buildup can lead to the loss of your tooth and/or infections.
In some instances, fillings are required before decay truly takes root. These patients have small, natural pits in their teeth that invite the same dangers as an open cavity. Filling this pit before decay can take hold will protect and maintain the strength of your tooth.
Providing fillings to cavity-prone teeth is an important step in protecting your oral health and hygiene.
How do I know if my tooth is cavity prone?
If you are concerned your teeth may be cavity prone, or if you simply don’t know, keep an eye out for these signs:
- Chronic Bad Breath (Halitosis)
- Dark Spots on Teeth
- Swollen Gums
- Temperature Sensitivity
- Toothaches (especially long-lasting, seemingly random, or chewing onset)
Should any of these symptoms creep up, simply give our friendly staff at TLC Dental a call. We’ll schedule you for an appointment with our licensed dentist, who can evaluate your oral health and determine if your troubles are caused by cavities.
This list of symptoms above is not exhaustive and it is altogether possible to have cavities while not displaying any of the aforementioned symptoms.
Like an unexpected illness, dental issues can begin to affect your teeth before you feel the repercussions. Our staff— most dentists, really— are equipped with special tools to detect cavities early-on, preventing small treatable issues from becoming larger (more expensive) problems down the road.
Tooth-Coloured Filling FAQ
What are tooth-coloured fillings made from?
These natural-coloured fillings are made from a durable blend of plastic and glass. With proper care, these fillings can last for years alongside your natural teeth.
What should I expect when getting a filling?
Your dentist will gently and carefully layer the filling, letting each layer cure before applying the next. Once the materials fill your cavity completely, your dentist will shape the material to mimic your tooth’s natural curvature.
Do coloured fillings ever need to be replaced?
Yes, just like all fillings need to be replaced or repaired. These can last five or more years; contributing factors are placement, amount of wear, and oral hygiene routine.
Do I need to be on a special diet with coloured fillings?
You don’t need to limit your food and drink preferences with these fillings. Simply maintain proper oral hygiene, making sure to brush, floss, and rinse at least twice daily.
TLC Dental and You – Replace old metal filling
Are you wanting to replace an old metal filling? Perhaps you’re worried about possible cavities?
Call our office today to set an appointment with our dentist. The caring, knowledgeable staff at TLC Dental are standing by to start your journey to oral wellness.
Call TLC Dental and Set up an Appointment Today!
Great! Give us a call or drop us a line and we’ll set you up for a consultation. Let’s start you on the path to a brilliant, well-aligned smile!