Tooth-Coloured Fillings

What Are Tooth-Coloured Fillings?

Dental fillings are a popular treatment in Melton used to fix a hole or cavity in your tooth. Not only do they repair the damage, but they also improve the functionality of your teeth and strengthen them to reduce the risk of further damage.

Also called Composite Fillings, Tooth-Coloured Fillings are made of durable plastic material mixed with small glass particles. Similar in colour and texture to natural teeth, these fillings are less noticeable and much more attractive than silver (amalgam) or gold fillings.

Teeth filled with composite material tend to be stronger as minimal tooth preparation (or drilling) is required and the composite material bonds more effectively to the surrounding tooth structure. Also this composite material has a thermal expansion coefficient very similar to natural teeth. This means that the filling will expand and contract, on drinking hot and cold drinks just as a natural tooth would.

Do I Need A Filling?

If your tooth hurts, feels sensitive, or you see dark spots on it, you may have a cavity. Seeing our dentist and getting a filling could be the solution.

Over time, plaque can accumulate on your teeth. This bacteria creates little holes called cavities. If these holes are not treated in early stages, they can grow bigger over time and weaken your teeth, causing painful tooth sensitivity. 

Fillings are one of the best solutions for cavities. We remove the damaged part of the tooth and fill the space with a restorative dental material. This helps to stop the cavity from worsening and keeps your tooth strong and healthy.

Left untreated, this cavity can lead to infections in your neighbouring teeth and eventually enter your bloodstream. Find out if fillings are the right solution for you by scheduling an appointment with our dentists.

The Process Of Getting Tooth Coloured Fillings

Getting a filling is simple and straightforward. Here’s how it works at Melton Dental Group:

  • Step 1
    We will numb your tooth so you won’t feel any pain during the process.
  • Step 2
    We’ll then gently clean out the part of your tooth that’s damaged by the cavity.
  • Step 3
    Once the decay is removed, the tooth coloured filling material will be used to fill the hole.
  • Step 4
    The filling will be shaped to fit your tooth perfectly. We may adjust the filling if required.
  • Step 5
    Finally, our dentist will polish the filling to help it seamlessly blend in with your other teeth.

And that’s it! The whole process doesn’t take too long, and after your filling, your tooth should be strong and ready to help you eat and smile properly once more.

Taking Care Of Your Dental Filling

Recovery after a filling is a breeze. By following a few simple steps, you’ll be back to normal in no time.

  1. Steer clear of very hot or cold foods immediately after the procedure.
  2. Cut down on sugary foods.
  3. Stick to your regular oral care routine of daily brushing and flossing.
  4. Opt for a toothbrush with soft bristles to avoid any harm to the treated area.
  5. Consider using fluoride gel if you’ve had multiple fillings – this helps to strengthen your teeth.

With consistent care and regular dental checkups, your fillings can stand strong for around 5 to 7 years!

How Much Do Dental Fillings Cost in Melton?

The cost of dental fillings depends on individual case needs and treatment. Some factors that can influence the cost are the number of fillings required, the complexity of the procedure and the position of the damaged, decayed or worn teeth in your mouth. If you want an accurate cost breakdown, make your way over to our dental clinic, where our dentist will assess your mouth and discuss treatment costs.

Dental Restorations at Melton Dental

Your smile and oral health take top priority at our dental clinic. That’s why we provide dental solutions to address a range of issues. You can rest assured because our dental professionals at Melton Dental have extensive experience providing quality dental care and restoring smiles.

If you think you want to get a filling or replace an existing one, we can help. In addition to tooth-coloured dental fillings, we offer other dental restorations like crowns. Your Melton dentist will help you determine which dental restoration is best for you.