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Cosmetic and Traditional Fillings

Restore Your Smile at Smiles in Currambine

 Cavities are easy to treat if they are recognised early.

Cavities are easy to treat if they are recognised early.

Any dental cavity is easy to treat if it is picked up early. However, if left to worsen it can lead to severe problems, many of which are quite painful.

Tooth decay is one of the most common diseases to impact children and adults. Fortunately, small cavities require relatively minor treatment to repair, as long as you catch them early. If you’re currently battling with a dental cavity then please don’t hesitate to contact Smiles in Currambine. We have the expertise to put a suitable tooth filling in place that will alleviate your pain and discomfort.

Tooth filling options

At Smiles in Currambine, we treat every case differently. This is because the degree of damage to the tooth, and even the allergies each patient has, will vary. This is why we will carefully assess your condition before making a recommendation.

Tell-tale signs that you might need a tooth filling

  • Damage to a previous filling indicating a need for repair or replacement
  • A chipped or fractured tooth
  • Chipped tooth filling
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Holes in teeth
  • Throbbing or sharp pain

What Causes Tooth Decay?

Cavities can develop due to several different factors including diet and oral hygiene. A diet that is rich in carbohydrates, acids or sugars can increase plaque levels, which in turn impact the strength of tooth enamel. Likewise, failing to thoroughly remove the plaque each day through brushing and flossing can lead to the plaque biofilm etching its way through your enamel’s surface, which could cause a cavity.

Treating Your Dental Cavity

After numbing your tooth, our dentists will remove the area of decay and then fill the tooth with a composite (“white filling”) or amalgam (“metal filling”) material that is shaped to the natural contour of your bite. Once the material is hardened in place, your tooth can continue functioning normally without the added risk of fracture.

At Smiles in Currambine, we recommend a check-up every 6 months for most of our patients. During these visits, we will assess your oral health and screen for conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease and oral cancer.

Remember, early intervention is key! If you’re due for a check-up and clean, call our clinic today.

Smiles in Currambine | (08) 9305 4888