Hmm... I need a filling!
Here’s what you need to know.
Despite our best efforts, sometimes tooth decay occurs. Depending on the extent of decay and the state of the tooth, we will explain your options.
The main goal of the filling is to recreate the shape, function and strength of your tooth. We do this using different techniques and materials, such as ceramic and composite resin.
Ceramic and composite resin fillings are designed to closely match the colour of your natural teeth. As a general rule, composite resin fillings made from a hardened plastic compound, are more suited to restoring small to medium-sized cavities.
Ceramic fillings are made from a hard material, that when bonded properly to the tooth helps make it almost as strong as an unfilled healthy one. Unlike composite resin fillings, these fillings are created outside the mouth and then ‘glued’ into place.
If you’re experiencing pain from decay or a broken tooth, it’s time to visit your Gold Coast dentist. Remember, the longer you leave it, the more complex the treatment.