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Dental Fillings at Wilton Dental & Cosmetics

Steps Involved in Dental Filling

  1. The Diagnosis is done by our dentist usually under a microscope to see if a filling is needed.
  2. Clear pictures are taken and shown to our patients.
  3. We may have to Numb the tooth using an injection depending on how deep the damage to the tooth is.
  4. Music is turned on and you relax in the chair.
  5. Decay is removed very precisely under the loupes or microscope. We try and make sure no healthy tooth structure is removed. This is possible only by using a microscope or loupes.
  6. The tooth is washed and cavity is filled.
  7. The Blue light is placed on top of the filling to make it harder. Usually requires 20 seconds.
  8. Your bite is checked to make sure that the filling is not high.
  9. Sometimes an x-ray may be required if our dentist thinks that the decay is already in the nerve.
  10. Procedure is now complete.

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Why Choose Our Fillings?

  • Quick and pain free.
  • White fillings, no metal and no mercury used.
  • Affordable (From $150 to $300).
  • High quality (done under microscope).
  • Payment plans available.

What Is A Composite Resin?

A composite resin, also known as white filling, is a glass-filled tooth-coloured mixture introduced in the 1960s.Originally, dental composites were mostly confined to the incisors (front teeth), as their strength could not contain the pressure of wear and tear generated by the molars and premolars. Today, dental composites have improved significantly and can confidently be placed in the molars as well.

Tooth decayDental composites were used to restore decayed places as well as to perform cosmetic improvements by reshaping disfigured teeth or changing discoloured teeth to improve the smile.

Placing a Composite

The dentist, after adequate preparation, puts the composite in layers using a special light specifically designed to strengthen each of the layers. After completing the process, the dentist shapes the composite to enable it fit the tooth. Then the dentist polishes it to prevent early wear and staining

How long does placing a composite take?

A trained dentist will take about 10 to 20 minutes longer when placing a composite than a silver filling. In addition, placement time will depend on the location and size of the cavity – if the cavity is large, then it will probably take longer.

Does a composite last for long?

Studies have revealed that composites last about 7 to 10 years, just like silver fillings except when used in extremely large restorations, where the latter will last longer.

How much does it cost?

While the cost of a composite may vary, they cost about one and a half to two times the average cost of a silver filling.

Advantages of Composites

The major advantage is aesthetics, as dentists are able to blend shades to make a color that closely resembles the real tooth. Composites bond on to the tooth, which not only prevents breakage, but also insulates the tooth from extreme temperature variations.

Disadvantages of Composites

Following the placement of a composite, some patients experience post-operative sensitivity. Additionally, the composite’s shade may change slightly on drinking coffee, tea, or taking any other staining foods.

Do you experience pain or sensitivity 
when brushing your teeth?

Call our office and schedule your appointment today.
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Dental Fillings Wilton, Picton NSW | (02) 4630 9707