Tooth Fillings Brisbane

Fillings are a traditional and highly effective means of treating cavities which appear within the teeth as a result of decay and wear.

Here at Dental Pearls, our name reflects our treatment ambitions. The ability to restore and repair your teeth after they have suffered from the effects of decay or damage is greatly assisted by the use of tooth coloured filling materials, also called composite fillings.

While numerous patients have undergone filling treatment that has resulted in a mouth full of ugly silver amalgam, the advent of new and more visually-neutral materials has allowed for a greatly improved alternative where restorative treatment is concerned. In addition to their unsightly nature, amalgam has a reputation for leaking potentially toxic mercury particles, and as such has become an increasingly unpopular option.

Using a form of composite resin, the application of tooth coloured fillings allows for an enhanced level of cosmetic satisfaction. Our filling materials ensure that the health, strength and composition of your tooth are sufficiently restored.

Tooth coloured fillings not only look better than amalgam fillings, they also don’t require as much healthy tooth structure to be removed. With amalgam fillings, healthy tooth structure must be drilled away for the filling to be fitted onto your tooth whereas with composite fillings, no healthy tooth structure is removed.

While tooth coloured fillings are still susceptible to gum disease, trauma, decay and other oral health issues, the fillings are placed to leaves no space for decay to form beneath the filling.

Tooth Fillings Brisbane

The shape and structure of your tooth can be effectively moulded to assist your natural bite. The nature of the filling material allows for the highest degree of compatibility, both visually and in terms of sensation from within the mouth.

Dental Filling FAQs

Can a cavity filling last forever?

No dental filling, no matter how durable they’re made to be, can last forever. Eventually, the materials used to make the filling will weaken and break down, which means they’ll need to be replaced. As long as you take good care of your teeth by brushing, flossing, and using alcohol-free mouthwash on a daily basis, then you can help lengthen the lifespan of your fillings.

Can you accidentally pull out a filling while brushing or flossing?

Yes, this can indeed happen. Fillings can be damaged or fall out as a result of brushing or flossing too aggressively though usually if a filling falls out there was an issue with it. However, that shouldn’t discourage you from brushing or flossing. It’s important to move your toothbrush in gentle circular motions to avoid removing the protective layer of enamel on your teeth.

Can you floss when you have one or more fillings?

Yes, you can still floss even if you have fillings. At first, it might feel a little odd or sensitive around the affected teeth, but flossing is an essential part of your daily oral hygiene and it should not be neglected.

Want a Hollywood smile?
Having trouble sleeping?
You may be suffering with
with sleep apnoea
Fill in your details below to find out why you may need orthodontic treatment.
Want to learn more?
Check your inbox for information on orthodontics and why you may need them.