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Dental Fillings at Melton

Dental fillings are a standard dental treatment to help repair and protect teeth that have been damaged by decay. Sometimes tooth decay takes place in spite of our best efforts. Luckily today’s dental solutions allow us to stop the spread of infection and then fill the cavity to save the tooth. Our team at Melton Dental are highly skilled and ready to fill your cavities and all your dental needs with quality and compassion.
 

How Cavities Happen

 
Brushing twice a day and regular flossing are important practices to keep tooth decay at bay. But sometimes bacteria can hide in nooks and crannies in and around teeth and take hold. Other factors such as genetics, an inadequate diet, poor oral hygiene habits or even teeth grinding can interfere with oral health and allow tooth decay to spread.

Dental Fillings at Melton – Melton Dental House
Dental Fillings in Melton – Melton Dental House

Acids from the mouth and bacteria can erode the hard outer layer of teeth, or enamel, and wear it down. Eventually, a cavity can form, which is a hole in the enamel of your tooth. Tooth decay is sometimes called dental caries and may take over teeth if you regularly drink sugary beverages or neglect to brush your teeth. But sometimes other factors like medications or genetics may contribute to dental caries, which is why regular checkups are important even if you always remember to brush your teeth.

Our dentists begin with a thorough dental examination and evaluation to begin any treatment. We can find hidden debris and bacteria in and around teeth, or identify hidden tooth decay to stop it in its tracks. During your initial exam, you will receive a full assessment of your oral health that may include photos or scans so we can get a complete picture of your oral health and form a personalised treatment plan.

Dental Fillings at Melton

Dental Fillings at Melton – Melton Dental House

Dental fillings are a standard dental treatment to help repair and protect teeth that have been damaged by decay. Sometimes tooth decay takes place in spite of our best efforts. Luckily today’s dental solutions allow us to stop the spread of infection and then fill the cavity to save the tooth. Our team at Melton Dental are highly skilled and ready to fill your cavities and all your dental needs with quality and compassion.

 

How Cavities Happen

 

Brushing twice a day and regular flossing are important practices to keep tooth decay at bay. But sometimes bacteria can hide in nooks and crannies in and around teeth and take hold. Other factors such as genetics, an inadequate diet, poor oral hygiene habits or even teeth grinding can interfere with oral health and allow tooth decay to spread.

Dental Fillings in Melton – Melton Dental House

Acids from the mouth and bacteria can erode the hard outer layer of teeth, or enamel, and wear it down. Eventually, a cavity can form, which is a hole in the enamel of your tooth. Tooth decay is sometimes called dental caries and may take over teeth if you regularly drink sugary beverages or neglect to brush your teeth. But sometimes other factors like medications or genetics may contribute to dental caries, which is why regular checkups are important even if you always remember to brush your teeth.

Our dentists begin with a thorough dental examination and evaluation to begin any treatment. We can find hidden debris and bacteria in and around teeth, or identify hidden tooth decay to stop it in its tracks. During your initial exam, you will receive a full assessment of your oral health that may include photos or scans so we can get a complete picture of your oral health and form a personalised treatment plan.

Dental Fillings at Melton Dental House

 
Unfortunately, traditional materials like amalgam and mercury do not adhere well to teeth, which can lead to future problems with cracking or other types of damage to the teeth. This is why our dentists at Melton Dental utilise the latest and most updated materials that not only look natural but protect your tooth from further damage.

We use both composite and porcelain for dental fillings because they are strong materials that bond with teeth to protect them. The dental filling material we use will depend upon the patient’s oral health and the extent of decay and damage to the tooth. The following are the types of dental fillings we offer:

Composite Fillings

are made of a glass/plastic material. They are also called white fillings because the colour is close to your natural tooth colour. Our dentists can mould the filling to match the shape of your tooth and provide a comfortable fit while protecting the tooth from further damage.

Porcelain Fillings

are created with the strongest material that can last 10-15 years or longer. They look much like natural tooth enamel and are environmentally friendly compared to amalgam material. Porcelain is resistant to staining and also allows our dentists to match the colour of your teeth, so your dental filling and tooth simply blend right into the rest of your teeth.

Indirect Same Day Porcelain Fillings

are fillings that are created outside of your mouth, or indirectly. To do this, our team will use a 3D scan to help create the filling with our in-house CEREC technology. We will prepare your tooth while the CEREC machine creates a porcelain mould, and when ready, the dentist will fit it on the spot. The process only takes about 1 ½ to 2 hours and the computer-aided restoration is highly durable and can last for 10 years or longer. This is an ideal solution for those who want to save money or time with multiple dental visits and for patients who are very busy with work and family.

Gold Fillings

are preferred by some patients because the material is longer lasting than others, in most cases 15 to 30 years. It is a safe material for a dental filling, especially compared to amalgam, because it is highly biocompatible. And gold fillings are highly resistant to chipping or damage and so benefit some patients who suffer from bruxism.

Our Happy Patient

Nicole R

Have been to this dentist several times now and each time i have received professional and friendly service. Dr Claire is amazing! She is very gentle and thorough and has never recommended unnecessary treatments. The staff here are genuine and caring, as evident by the many highly rated reviews.

Nicole R.

Other Dental Filling Options

 
When cavities are too large or a tooth is too weak for a typical dental filling, we provide other options such as inlays and onlays. Inlays are dental restorations that can fill cracks or holes in the tops of teeth while onlays may cover the entire top of the tooth to fill and protect it. These are created outside of your mouth and may take two or more visits to complete.

When it comes to cavities and dental fillings, our dentists will do a full exam and evaluation before we proceed with any treatment. In some cases, if decay has spread too deep, you may need a root canal to remove decay and damaged nerves and save the tooth. And there’s no need to fear as we have the right tech to reduce any risks of pain, and if you have anxiety or fear, we can discuss all options including anesthesia and sleep dentistry.

Other Dental Filling Options near Melton - Melton Dental House

Other Dental Filling Options

Other Dental Filling Options near Melton - Melton Dental House
When cavities are too large or a tooth is too weak for a typical dental filling, we provide other options such as inlays and onlays. Inlays are dental restorations that can fill cracks or holes in the tops of teeth while onlays may cover the entire top of the tooth to fill and protect it. These are created outside of your mouth and may take two or more visits to complete.

When it comes to cavities and dental fillings, our dentists will do a full exam and evaluation before we proceed with any treatment. In some cases, if decay has spread too deep, you may need a root canal to remove decay and damaged nerves and save the tooth. And there’s no need to fear as we have the right tech to reduce any risks of pain, and if you have anxiety or fear, we can discuss all options including anesthesia and sleep dentistry.

Our Happy Patient

Michael D.

Great dental practice. Fong is a very experience dentist acquiring all my dental needs and the nurse emily helped my dentist experience a comfortable one. Highly recommend them.

Michael D.

How Long Will My Dental Fillings Last?

 

No matter what dental work you receive, it is always worthwhile to take care of your investment with proper daily care and hygiene. This begins at home with brushing at least twice each day and daily flossing, as well as regular dental checkups and cleanings so we can help preserve your oral health and ensure that small problems are treated before they get bigger.

You will receive specific instructions for caring for your dental work, including fillings. If you grind your teeth or play sports, our dentists may recommend a mouth guard to protect your teeth and of course, we always advise our patients to avoid chewing on hard objects or opening bottles with their teeth. The following are general guidelines on how long each type of filling can last:

Composite Fillings at Melton - Melton Dental House

Composite fillings

are strong and last from 5 to 8 years

Porcelain Fillings at Melton - Melton Dental House

Porcelain fillings

 are stronger and can last from 10-15 years

Gold Fillings near Melton - Melton Dental House

Gold

may last 20-30 years and longer

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While we agree that you can’t put a price on good health (especially when it comes to your teeth), we understand the reality of family budgets. That’s why we offer flexible treatment options and family-affordable pricing. You might say the only thing average about Dental House is our prices.

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If you suspect you have a cavity that needs dental filling, call right away and schedule an appointment. Even if you have no pain but see a hole in your tooth, we can fill the cavity to prevent it from growing and even prevent the need for future root canal treatment. Call today and schedule your visit for a dental exam and evaluation.

Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.

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