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Dental Fillings

Tooth decay is an oral health problem that can affect all ages. Whether child, adult or senior, you must practice good oral hygiene habits to prevent decay from setting in and wearing away your teeth. Brushing twice daily and regular flossing is a great start. The other vital component is to have your biyearly checkups at Smiles in Currambine.

If we find that you have tooth decay, we may recommend that you have a filling. This material is applied to the tooth to cover the hole that has been created by the decay. It’s white so that it blends in with your teeth, and there is no mercury in these fillings.

Why We Use White Fillings

Older man talking to female dentistA filling can be made from porcelain or composite materials. Having these tooth-coloured fillings offers many advantages:

  • Colour-matched to your teeth
  • Doesn’t contract or expand with cold or hot substances
  • Doesn’t require much tooth structure to be removed
  • Less invasive than other options such as a dental crown
  • Preserves your natural tooth

What to Expect When You Get a Filling

Getting a filling is a simple procedure with minimal to no discomfort involved. The first step is to have your tooth evaluated. We’ll make sure that a filling is the most suitable option for you. You’ll have anaesthetic administered to you so that you won’t feel pain. Then, we will clean the areas of decay from the tooth. The tooth is disinfected, then thoroughly dried off. The filling material will then be applied to this clean surface. After it’s applied, we can shape it into the proper form.

After it hardens, your filling will be polished. You and your dentist will both look at the filling Currambine to make sure that you’re satisfied with it. You’ll then be able to go on with your daily activities, eating or drinking as you normally would, without worrying about damage or recovery times.

We Also Provide Inlays and Onlays

Sometimes, an area of decay is large enough that a filling can’t address it. A dental crown may be an option. But if possible, we would prefer to give you an inlay or onlay. These restorative options protect the rest of your existing tooth structure. They can fit neatly into the tooth between the cusps or go over them, depending on what you require. Inlays and onlays are custom-created by our local laboratory so that they are a perfect fit for your teeth.

Schedule Your Appointment

Are you concerned about your oral health? Contact us today to book your first visit with us! We have same-day and Saturday appointments.


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Dental Fillings Currambine, Kinross, Iluka, Burns Beach WA | (08) 9305 4888