Tooth-coloured Fillings at East Adelaide Dental Studio
When it comes to treating cavities, East Adelaide Dental Studio provides minimally-invasive white fillings for all ages. Unlike traditional metal restorations, composite offers advantages like
- A tighter bond with your enamel
- Ability to place on more surfaces
- Custom matched to your smile
- Less invasive to tooth structure
Do I Have a Cavity?
However, cavities can still pop up when you least expect them. Let us know if you notice symptoms of tooth decay like sensitivity, pain when biting down, food getting stuck between teeth or feeling a rough edge with your tongue.
We’ll likely need an X-ray of your tooth to evaluate areas not visible during your exam (like between teeth and under the chewing surfaces).
The sooner cavities are diagnosed, the smaller your filling can be.
Why White Fillings?
But since white fillings adhere to porous tooth structure, less of it needs to be removed. After the cavity is cleaned out, the surrounding enamel is gently prepped but not cut back. As a result, your filling is smaller and less invasive.
Different types of white filling material are available, including glass ionomer and resin. Each blend has its own advantages, which we can discuss at the time of your exam. Some last longer, while others leach fluoride to minimise recurrent decay.