Fillings at Centro Dental

The team at Centro Dental provides modern care to suit the needs of all ages. Tooth decay is a common problem that affects adult and children alike. Though you may be diligent about your brushing and flossing, a cavity can still happen. We utilise aesthetically pleasing, biocompatible materials that blend in with your other teeth and are noninvasive.

Why Choose Composite Fillings?

Metal used to be the go-to material for fillings. They contain a small amount of mercury, which concerned people, and they stood out from natural teeth. The metal would expand or contract when the temperature changed, which would weaken the tooth.

A white composite filling is bonded directly onto your tooth. Available in many shades, it can be colour-matched to the rest of your smile. When you smile or speak, nobody around you will know that a filling is there.

The Importance of Treating Decay

If you suspect that you have a cavity, we recommend that you contact our practice straightaway. Decay occurs because of bacteria and is an infection that can spread both deeper into the affected tooth and to the neighbouring teeth. The earlier decay is treated, the smaller of a filling you’ll need, and you’ll eliminate the need for more serious treatment.

The symptoms of decay you might experience include:

Visible holes on teeth

Dark spots on teeth

A rough area that can be felt with the tongue

Tooth Sensitivity

Additionally, we can replace older metal fillings with a white filling or other restoration such as a dental crown. Because the removal of mercury restorations requires specific steps for safety, it’s important that you go to a dentist that is experienced in handling them.

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