MUCH MORE THAN 'JUST' A FILLING
As part of your routine oral health examination your dentist will examine the surface of each tooth to check and observe for any signs of caries and other possible dental problems.
Any abnormalities will be looked at in detail using radiographs and intra-oral photography. The type of treatment required will be determined in accordance with the latest guidelines.
At Inspired Dental Care it is our priority to involve you in the treatment planning process. We will discuss all the treatment options available to you and what is involved throughout each procedure.
No, having a filling shouldn’t hurt. At the beginning of any dental procedure you will be offered a local anaesthetic to numb the area around the teeth to be treated. We always use a topical gel that helps to make the injection more comfortable.
Composite fillings are made of a durable material and are designed to last many years. However, eventually over time your filling will need to be replaced. The best way to extend the life of your dental restorations is to visit your dentist regularly and maintain good oral hygiene.
Composite fillings are made of a tooth coloured resin material constructed of powdered plastic and glass particles. The filling material is cured with a special light that hardens the filling as it is placed onto the tooth.
The filling material is manufactured in several shades and opacities so can be matched to the shade of your own teeth giving a natural and discreet finish.