Fillings / Restorations

Dental Filings

Current Filling Specials

Receive 15% off the first appointment for any fillings required. Up to a maximum of 4 fillings

*Limitations to  location/ site of the fillings (ie the same area of the mouth) and complexity of the restorations apply

 

Fillings

Sometimes it is inevitable due to our lifestyle or diet that we may need to have fillings to prevent further breakdown of our teeth. At North Ryde Dentistry we offer esthetic white fillings to hide any work that you might need

These highly durable and cosmetically pleasing fillings will ensure that you keep smiling

What are the different materials to use for fillings?

There are several types of fillings that can be used. This is predominately determined by the size, location and depth of the filling required

The different types of fillings are the following: gold, silver, tooth-colored composites, ceramics, and also glass ionomer. Each of these fillings has their own set of advantages and disadvantages. It’s up to you and your dentist to decide on the right kind of filling to choose.

What do you mean by indirect fillings?

These are the same with the composite or tooth-colored fillings, the only difference is that they are done in the laboratory and usually require two sessions before they are placed on the tooth. These types of fillings are intended for teeth that have lost a large amount of tooth structure through fracture, decay or generalised deterioration

These are known to be more durable than the traditional fillings and they last severval times longer that traditional direct filling .

Direct  onlays and inlays are also available at our practice where we use thhe latest CADCAM technology to manufacture the ceramic inlays and onlays in one appointment with our CEREC machine.

What do you mean by a temporary filling and when is the right time to have it?

A temporary filling is just that only for a certain time and not meant to last. It is needed under the following circumstances:

  1. When the fillings need more than one appointment.
  2. During root canal therapy, to let the tooth nerve settle down if ever the pulp has become infected.
  3. Some Emergency appointments.

What are the right ways to take care fillings?

For the fillings to stay in place, anyone who has had fillings should practice good oral hygiene, daily brushing after every meal, daily flossing, and rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash at least once daily. When you notice that the filling is cracked, has a sharp edge, or a piece of the tooth is missing, it is crucial that you call the dentist right away.

What are some after effects of having dental fillings?

In a large majority of cases teeth should not feel sensitive or uncomfortable after a filling has been placed

However there are occasions that the tooth may be sensitive which is usually directly related to how large or deep the filling was required to be. Occasionally the tooth tooth may be sensitive to air, sweet and cold foods, pressure on the tooth, etc. However, if it the symptoms persists for an extended period of time further investigation may be warranted.

One other problem is deteriorating fillings which is a result of constant pressure caused by chewing, clenching, or grinding. Only the dentist will be able to determine if the filling is deteriorating; that is why it is a must to undergo regular check-up with the dentist every six months.