White Fillings in Melbourne
White fillings, or dental composites, are resins that are used to restore decaying or disfigured teeth. Such dental situations can totally hamper the natural smile. However, decaying teeth not just steals your smile, but also results in various complications such as severe toothache, infections or even loss of teeth. As such, these cavities need to be treated or ‘filled’.
Tooth fillings, in general, are the most convenient dental means to literally fill out the cavity and restore the functionality of your oral cavity. These fillings need to be as natural as possible, both in terms of tooth functionality and also the look.
White fillings are the most widely adopted tooth filling today. These resins are made up of a blend of powdered glass and plastic compounds, and are usually white in colour to mimic the shape and appearance of the teeth.
After careful preparation, the composite is placed in layers over the effected tooth. This layered placement helps in making the structure of the filling more precise and complete. During the placement of the layers, each of them are hardened by a high intensity light. The beam of light is passed from a special lamp and is directed at the teeth that is being filled. The intensity of the light dries out and sets the filling material in place without any chances of dripping.
Following the fabrication of the stack of layers, the bulk composite is shaped to look like a tooth. The filled tooth is hardened enough to function as a regular teeth. Furthermore, it looks completely natural and merges with your teeth.
White fillings are in trend and are replacing the typical amalgam fillings. Research has noted the steady decline in the usage of dental amalgams.
There are several advantages that white fillings offer:
- The materials of the white filling naturally bond with your teeth, reinforcing it with natural strength. As such, it does not undergo dimensional variations due to changing temperatures as it happens with amalgam fillings.
- The colour of these fillings can be customised to match the natural shade of your teeth.
- Inclusion of white fillings requires a much smaller space requirement when compared to typical amalgam fillings.
- Tooth sensitivity is not affected by white fillings.
- The materials used in white fillings pose absolutely no hazard risks to your teeth or oral cavity in general. On the other hand, the mercury present in amalgam fillings is associated with certain health risks. White fillings are undoubtedly the safer route.
We pay close attention to the intricate details of the layer stacking and hardening processes. A lot of focus is directed towards shaping the tooth to perfection, making your smile look appealing and natural.
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