A dental filling is a restorative dentistry treatment used to repair minimal tooth fractures, decay or damaged surfaces.
Dental filling materials – such as composite, porcelain and silver amalgam – may also be used to even out tooth surfaces for better biting or chewing.
If you have a cavity, a filling will protect your tooth from further decay. If left unfilled, a cavity will deteriorate and the decay may ultimately lead to significant pain, gum issues and even bone loss.
Enamel loss is also a common component of tooth decay, and may result in tooth sensitivity. In many cases, tooth sensitivity caused by enamel loss will be significantly improved or completely eliminated once an appropriate dental filling material is applied.
Fillings Treatment Guarantee
We guarantee fillings for one year. Our guarantee covers fillings that may break, loosen, crack, discolour or fall out under normal conditions of use. It is a condition of this guarantee that you attend six monthly check up and hygiene visits at St Lucia Dental and night splints are worn (where recommended).
To learn more about fillings – or to book an appointment – please call us today on 07 3870 8811.