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    Maroubra Clinic

    Maroubra Dental Clinic

    Office 1, 822 Anzac Parade
    Maroubra, NSW, 2035

    Parramatta Clinic

    Parramatta Dental Clinic

    The Hall, 356 Church Street
    (Corner of Church and Palmer St)
    Parramatta, NSW, 2150

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    • Mon to Thurs - 8am – 6pm
    • Fri 8am – 5pm
    • Sat 8am – 2pm
    • Sunday Closed
White Fillings

White Fillings

Tooth Coloured Restoration – “White Fillings”

Most people will require a filling at some point in their lives. Fillings are used to repair decaying or damaged teeth.

White fillings, also known as composite fillings, have revolutionised dental care, providing a treatment option that can be colour-matched to your teeth. This provides a natural looking, and aesthetically pleasing restoration that is camouflaged with the existing tooth enamel. Another key benefit of white fillings is that they are easy to mould. This allows for an exact fit when used to fill a tooth and gives a natural looking shape.

Composite fillings can be placed quickly, providing an affordable and durable restoration that will look similar to a regular tooth. We make sure to complete the procedure comfortably and effectively so you may return to your life as soon as possible. Depending on the patient and the positioning of where the filling will go, we can complete the treatment in as little as 20 – 30 minutes.

Depending on which part of the tooth is being filled the dentist may need to numb the surrounding area with local anaesthetic before filling the cavity. When the anesthetic wears off it is normal to experience minor sensitivity but this will subside over time. We recommend patients resume eating only when the anaestheitc wears off as you do not want to run the risk of accidentally biting your lip, cheek or tongue. It is also a good idea to avoid eating anything chewy or crunchy for at least 24 hours as whilst composite fillings are very strong they may be more susceptible to damage immediately after your procedure.

It is important to note that composite fillings are sensitive to staining just like regular teeth. So, if you have had a composite filling on your front teeth it is best to avoid things like coffee, tea and smoking to ensure your teeth remain in good condition. If you are concerned about staining speak to one our helpful dentists. It is best to discuss with your dentist what foods you may want to avoid in your diet to minimise colour changes.

White fillings can help you achieve the perfect, even smile you have always wanted. For more information on how to achieve a brilliant smile our Maroubra dental clinic can help you. Call and speak to us today.

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It can take as little as 20-30 minutes to have a composite filling placed. In most situations you will be able to eat normally straight after the appointment, although we do recommend going gently on your recently filled tooth as it can take a few days to get used to the filling. Avoiding hard foods and chewy foods is highly recommended straight after your appointment.

With proper care and dental hygiene longevity will be that of normal teeth. This makes it important to practice good oral hygiene and to brush and floss frequently and consistently.

If you need to have a filling placed, we will first need to remove the decayed portion of your tooth and complete a thorough cleaning of the area. Next, we will place the filling material into the tooth and shape it to feel like your natural tooth so your bite will fit together correctly.

A toothache is a classic sign of dental decay. If you are experiencing dental pain we suggest making an appointment immediately. However, not all dental decay is painful, highlighting the importance of regular dental check-ups. Some of the most common signs of dental decay include

  • Sensitivity to sweets, hot or cold drinks
  • Rough edges you can feel with your tongue
  • Food or floss catching around your tooth
  • Visible darkness or discolouration

White fillings, or composite fillings provide an affordable and durable solution to dental decay. These fillings draw less attention than amalgam (silver fillings) fillings as we can match the colour with your teeth, improving the overall presentation of your smile

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