White fillings are strong, safe and blend with other shades to create a natural look that matches the colour of your tooth. To find out more, simply give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or complete the form below to request an appointment with our friendly dental professionals today.
ADVANCED FILLING TECHNOLOGY
Thanks to modern day advancements in dental technology, metal or amalgam fillings are no longer needed to restore teeth. Today’s tooth-coloured fillings (also known as composites, resins or white fillings) are strong, safe, and can blend with other shades to create a natural look that matches the colour of your tooth. When done well, they are durable and more resistant to fracture or decay, particularly with teeth that need to be able to withstand pressure from biting, grinding and chewing.
OUR WHITE FILLINGS ARE MERCURY FREE
Although everyone is exposed to mercury through the air we breathe and the water we drink, there have been concerns raised about its adverse impact on our bodies. Studies have shown that high exposure to mercury can result in anxiety, irritability, headaches, memory loss and fatigue.
Unlike metal amalgam fillings, white fillings do not contain any mercury. Mercury is used in amalgam fillings to help make the material more pliable and when it is mixed with a metal alloy, it creates a compound that is soft enough to fill a tooth.
WHITE FILLINGS FAQs
What are the advantages of white fillings?
What are the disadvantages of white fillings?
After receiving a composite or white filling, some patients may experience mild sensitivity. This is completely normal and should subside in time. The colour of the white filling can also change if you smoke, drink excessive amounts of coffee or tea, or consume any other staining foods or beverages.
Ultimately, prevention is better than a cure, so to reduce your risk of tooth decay and the need for a filling, ensure that you brush and floss daily, eat a healthy, balanced diet and visit your local dentist regularly for a scale and clean and check-up.
What is the process for filling a cavity?
At your appointment, our dental professionals will clean and prepare your tooth for the white filling before placing the composite in layers into the cavity or hole. We will then harden the composite by shining a special light on the filling and finish by shaping and polishing the tooth to ensure a nice, natural look and feel.
Can I fix a broken tooth or fill a cavity at home?
While it may be tempting to explore natural at-home remedies for fixing a broken tooth, it is still important to get your tooth checked by a qualified dental professional to ensure that there is no infection or inflammation. Regular brushing and flossing is also recommended to help remove and prevent any tooth decay along with regular scale and cleans and check-ups.
Are white fillings painful?
How much money will I get back from my health fund for a filling?
Every health fund is different and your rebate will depend on your level of cover. As an independent dentist provider, we accept and offer rebates for all health funds. For more information, please give us a call on 08 9440 4455 and ask to speak to one of our friendly team members today.
To get you or child’s teeth checked by one of our experienced dental professionals, simply give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or request an appointment online today.
How much do white fillings cost?
Do you have any before and after images of white fillings?
Not right now but we’re working on it! Check back soon for links to the Dental Studio Smile Catalogue.
In certain circumstances, when a cavity or old filling needs to be replaced and is too large for a traditional composite filling, our dental professionals may recommend stronger inlays or onlays or crowns made of porcelain to help restore the tooth.
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If you’re ready to experience The Dental Studio Stirling difference, please give us a call on 08 9440 4455 or request an appointment to meet with one of our friendly dental professionals today.