Composite Tooth Filling Treatments

Thanks to advancements in cosmetic dentistry, patients no longer have to face the idea of unsightly silver amalgam fillings. Decaying teeth can now be repaired using a white composite dental filling material that matches the natural colour of your teeth for a beautiful and strong alternative to silver amalgam fillings.

Dental teeth filling is a common procedure that doesn’t generally cause discomfort. At East Bentleigh Dental Group, our dentists are experienced in general dentistry and can make even the most nervous patient feel comfortable when getting a tooth filling in Melbourne. For more involved cosmetic dentistry procedures, we also offer sleep dentistry to ensure that patients experience the least amount of discomfort possible.

Make an appointment for a tooth filling today with East Bentleigh Dental Group.

Composite Fillings and All White Procedures

Composite fillings are a mix of resins and plastic materials that are suitable for both the front and back teeth. The tooth is prepared and layers of the composite are set with a special light. The tooth filling material is then shaped and polished to match your natural tooth colour.

The dentists at East Bentleigh Dental Group have been offering all white procedures for years. Patients love the cosmetic benefits and can also trust in the strength and permanency of composite fillings. They are a safe alternative to amalgam fillings, and best of all, no one will be able to see that you’ve had your tooth filled.

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Do Fillings Hurt?

No, the filling procedure is not painful. Anaesthetic is used by the dentist prior to the dental tooth filling being performed, ensuring no pain is felt. While sensations of pressure may be experienced during the procedure, this should not be painful.

After getting a dental filling, you may find that your tooth feels sensitive for a week or two. This sensitivity is completely normal and is due to the tooth adjusting to the new filling.

What Are the Signs that a Dental Filling May be Necessary?

Some of the signs you might need a tooth filling include:

  • Increased tooth sensitivity
  • Toothache that’s either sharp or throbbing
  • Pain when biting down
  • Holes or dark spots on teeth

Why Are Composite Fillings Favoured Over Amalgam Fillings?

Composite resin fillings are a preferred choice over older amalgam fillings for a number of reasons. These reasons include:

  • Aesthetics – A composite dental tooth filling matches the appearance of natural teeth, while amalgam fillings are dark silver in appearance and noticeable to other people.
  • Health – Amalgam fillings can contain a number of metals, including mercury, copper, silver and tin. Mercury in particular can be released into the mouth over time with amalgam fillings, making a composite dental filling a healthier choice.

Be Proud of Your Smile

If you would like more information on getting an all white tooth filling in Melbourne, get in touch with your dentist in East Bentleigh today. We can also advise you on children’s dentist visits, as well as the option of sleep dentistry and sedation dentistry for more complex treatments.