Dental Fillings at Robina Quays Dental Care, Gold Coast
Comprehensive Dental Fillings and Restorations
At Robina Quays Dental Care, we specialise in providing high-quality dental fillings, also known as restorations or dental bonding, to repair teeth damaged by decay or injury. We exclusively use composite or resin fillings, which not only restore the functionality of the tooth but also enhance its aesthetic appearance.
The Filling Process at Robina Quays Dental Care
The process begins with the careful removal of decayed or damaged tooth material. The area is then meticulously cleaned to prepare for the filling. We utilise state-of-the-art composite or resin materials, matched to the natural colour of your teeth, ensuring a seamless and aesthetically pleasing restoration. The composite material is precisely applied, shaped, and then hardened with a specialised light. This not only restores the tooth to its original function but also maintains its natural appearance.
Our emphasis on composite fillings aligns with our commitment to providing treatments that address both functional needs and aesthetic desires. Composite fillings offer a durable, tooth-coloured solution that blends seamlessly with your natural teeth, making them ideal for visible areas.
Why Choose Composite Fillings?
- Aesthetic Appeal: Composite fillings are tooth-coloured and blend indistinguishably with your natural teeth.
- Preservation of Tooth Structure: This approach allows for more conservative treatment, preserving more of your natural tooth.
- Durability: Modern composite materials are strong and long-lasting, suitable for restoring teeth to full function.
At Robina Quays Dental Care, our skilled team is dedicated to providing fillings that not only restore dental health but also enhance the natural beauty of your smile.
The Importance of Dental Fillings: Preventing Decay and Avoiding Root Canal Treatment
Dental fillings are a fundamental aspect of oral health care, essential for repairing teeth damaged by decay or injury. The role of a filling is to restore the tooth’s structure and function while preventing further decay and more severe dental issues. Robina Quays Dental Care focuses on providing composite or resin fillings, which are both functional and aesthetically pleasing.
Understanding Dental Fillings
A dental filling, a type of dental restoration, repairs damage caused by tooth decay and prolongs the tooth’s life. When tooth decay starts, it begins with bacterial plaque forming on the teeth, using food particles to create acids that break down the tooth’s enamel. This decay, if left unchecked, penetrates through the tooth layers, leading to cavities.
The process of filling a tooth involves drilling out all decayed material, cleaning the cavity, and then filling it with a suitable material. Composite resin is a popular choice, especially at Robina Quays Dental Care, due to its ability to closely match the natural tooth color. This tooth-colored or white filling material is used for both aesthetic and functional restorations, and because it bonds to the tooth’s surface, less natural tooth structure needs to be removed compared to other types of fillings.
Importance of Timely Treatment
Tooth decay does not improve on its own and only worsens over time. If decay makes it through the enamel to the dentin layer, the tooth becomes sensitive to temperature and pressure, indicating more extensive damage. Untreated decay can lead to abscesses, requiring drastic treatments like root canal therapy or extraction.
Choosing the Right Filling Material
Composite fillings, made from a mixture of acrylic resin and powdered glass, are aesthetically pleasing but may not be as durable as amalgam. They are ideal for small-to-medium fillings and areas requiring aesthetic focus but may not be recommended for deeper fillings on biting surfaces due to their less durable nature.
The Australian Dental Association (ADA) supports the use of various dental filling materials, emphasizing that the choice of material should be made based on factors like the tooth’s location, the size of the filling, patient history, and cosmetic concerns.
At Robina Quays Dental Care, we understand the importance of timely and effective treatment of tooth decay. By offering composite resin fillings, we provide a solution that not only stops decay in its tracks but also preserves the natural appearance of your teeth. Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene are crucial in preventing decay and the need for more extensive treatments.