Tooth Fillings in Dubbo

Minimally Invasive Dentistry

If you need tooth fillings in Dubbo then we can help. Dental fillings are necessary when a cavity has been found or a tooth is decayed or cracked. Here at Advanced Dental Care in NSW, our Dubbo dentist uses composite or white fillings as an alternative to the old-style silver amalgam fillings which raised concerns because they contained mercury. The composite material is made from a mixture of resin and crushed particles of glass which can be coloured to match the shade of your teeth.

What is the procedure for dental fillings in Dubbo?

First, you will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the affected area. Our Dubbo dentist will then remove any decay or old filling material and shape the cavity by removing any rough edges. It’s important at this stage to keep the area dry. The cavity is filled with a thin layer of composite material and then a curing light is shone on it to harden it. This process is repeated several times until the cavity is full. The dentist then trims off any excess material for an even finish and shapes and polishes the dental filling. Your bite is then checked for comfort and functionality.

Benefits of white fillings

There are several benefits to having white tooth fillings in Dubbo. • White fillings blend seamlessly into your smile • Composite dental fillings can be used on front and back teeth • Very little drilling is required, making fillings less of an invasive procedure • They look natural • Restorations like these can usually be completed in a single visit

Teeth sensitivity after dental fillings in Dubbo

Dubbo patients sometimes express concern when they experience sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures after having white dental fillings. Don’t worry. This is perfectly normal and should subside in a few days once your tooth has got used to having a composite filling. Of course, one of the best ways to avoid dental fillings of any kind is to practice good oral habits at home. Also, you should visit our dentists in Dubbo for six-monthly check-ups, so we can monitor your oral health and spot any dental problems in their early stages.

Teeth sensitivity after dental fillings in Dubbo

Dubbo patients sometimes express concern when they experience sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures after having white dental fillings. Don’t worry. This is perfectly normal and should subside in a few days once your tooth has got used to having a composite filling. Of course, one of the best ways to avoid dental fillings of any kind is to practice good oral habits at home. Also, you should visit our dentists in Dubbo for six-monthly check-ups, so we can monitor your oral health and spot any dental problems in their early stages.
If you need tooth fillings in Dubbo or are overdue a check-up, why not get in touch with the friendly experienced dental team at Advanced Dental Care in NSW. Call us today on (02) 6188 7103 to make an appointment at our dental centre.