What is a Dental Restoration?
A dental restoration is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay or fracture back to its normal function and shape. Tooth decay can be caused by a combination of factors – oral bacteria, sugary food and drinks and poor dental hygiene. Over time, these factors can weaken enamel, break down the tooth and cause a cavity. Once a cavity has formed, the tooth will continue to decay.
Depending on the level of damage to the tooth, our dentists may recommend a dental restoration to restore the function and aesthetic of your natural tooth. The process usually involves removal of decay on the tooth and then replaced with biocompatible restorative materials.
Different methods and materials may be used. If the decay is beyond repairable by a filling, your dentist may suggest root canal therapy or tooth extraction.
Type of Restorations
As a cosmetically driven dental practice, we mainly use tooth colour materials if possible, to restore your teeth. We have a range of options available,
Fillings: Composite Resin
Composites resin serve both functional and aesthetic roles. These tooth coloured materials can provide a strong and naturally aesthetic solutions. These materials are a preferred restoration nowadays by patients as they are ‘invisible’, blending into the patients’ teeth.
Indirect Restoration: Ceramic Restoration
A ceramic restoration is an indirect restoration requiring either the CEREC Technology or an impression is made and sent off to a dental lab where a ceramic restoratio is made to the exact size and shape of the tooth cavity. A ceramic restoration also strengthens the tooth, as it is cemented into the tooth structure.
Tooth Filling Aftercare
If your tooth filling has been done by our highly trained dentists at Smile Point Dental, we will assist you with advice and aftercare instructions.
Please be advised –by the time you leave Smile Point Dental, you may still experience some effects of the anaesthetic. We advise avoiding consuming any food or drink until the anaesthetic has worn off, which will help to avoid any injuries or other risks.
Smile Point Dental for Tooth Fillings
We at Smile Point Dental will be able to discuss the most suitable filling material and treatment plan option with you. If you have been putting off a trip to the dentist, don’t wait any longer – trust our friendly, professional team at Smile Point Dental to ease your worries and exceed your expectations.
Do you have cavities, gap or tooth decay? Restore your smile with us.
To make an appointment today, call Smile Point Dental on 08 8336 3623