Dental decay (cavities) is a serious issue and the most common disease that affects humans. If left untreated, it can become a serious threat to your dental hygiene and cause you a lot of pain. Dental fillings can be used to help solve this problem and help you achieve your perfect smile.
How to know if you need a filling?
After you book an appointment with your dentist, they will do an oral examination where they will take a number of x-rays and photographs. This examination helps to diagnose the problem and provide a clear picture to your dentist, who will then explain their findings and select the correct course of treatment specific to your case.
Naenae Dental Recommends White Fillings
When cavities arise, they must be cleaned and the tooth filled to prevent more serious issues and tooth loss. We use the latest composite fillings (white fillings), that are coloured to match your tooth. Gone are the days of silver mercury fillings as white fillings have improved incredibly over the years. Dental fillings are completed in a single visit and completed by our experienced Wellington Dentists. Once your tooth is completely free of decay, the dentist will restore the tooth to normal. Dental fillings work by closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, fillings help restore teeth damaged by decay back to their normal function and can prevent further tooth decay in the future.
If decay or a fracture has damaged a large portion of the tooth, a dental crown, or cap, may be recommended. In this instance we could use a glass ionomer filling, which is another tooth coloured material that can be used to restore your teeth. It is typically used as a temporary filling or as a foundation underneath fillings made of composite. Book an appointment today with Naenae Dental Clinic for an expert consultation.