A filling is a restorative dentistry treatment in which a dental material is used to repair either tooth decay, damaged teeth surfaces and minimal tooth fractures. If you are looking for a reliable clinic for dental white fillings in East Maitland, then Tooth n Care is a perfect choice.
For dental restorations, a variety of materials such as amalgam, composite resin and glass ionomer cement can be utilised. Since traditional amalgam filling may develop a risk of fracturing your tooth as the filling expands, thus a tooth-coloured filling is a better alternative as it alleviates this risk. Furthermore, since the fillings are not made of metal, therefore, we can easily blend and mix shades to find the perfect colour to match your natural teeth. It bonds to your tooth and restores it, thus delivering durable, functional and aesthetically natural results that last.
Unlike traditional fillings, inlays and onlays are indirect fillings. They are better solutions in cases where the biting surface of your teeth are too damaged to be treated with fillings but are not structurally damaged enough to require a crown.
They retain natural teeth structure and strengthen the teeth by holding them together. Inlays lie inside the cusp (bumps on top of a tooth) tips of the teeth. They are custom-made to fit the prepared cavity and then secured into the cavity.
Onlays fit over one or more cusps. Inlays and Onlays are fabricated from porcelain, gold or composite resin. Among them, porcelain is the most popular choice due to its strength. Also, it closely matches the natural tooth colour.
While you visit us, our dentist thoroughly assesses your problem to determine if inlays or onlays are the best suitable solutions for you. It usually takes 2 appointments to complete this procedure. During your first visit, our dentist will prepare your tooth by removing tooth decay or old filling and cleaning the area. A dental impression is taken to create a customized inlay or onlay for you. Our dentist will discuss and advise the best material to use for inlay or onlay. Meanwhile, you will be fitted with a temporary inlay or onlay.
During your second visit, our dentist will remove the temporary inlay or onlay to replace it with a permanent one. Our dentist will polish and modify the restoration to ensure proper alignment. After the procedure, it is advised to avoid chewing on hard objects such as ice. Also, it is necessary to maintain a regular oral hygiene routine of brushing twice a day and flossing, and regular dental check-ups.
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