Cracked or decayed tooth ruining your day? Our dental team is here to provide efficient and effective dental fillings, ensuring your dental health is in great shape.
What Are Dental Fillings?
When a tooth suffers from decay, a hole or cavity is formed in the enamel, the hard outer layer of the tooth. If left untreated, the decay can progress, causing pain, sensitivity, and potential tooth loss.
Dental fillings are restorative dental materials used to halt the progression of decay and restore the tooth’s structure and function.
Different Types of Dental Fillings
Composite resin fillings are made of a mixture of plastic and fine glass particles. They are tooth-coloured and can be matched to the natural shade of the tooth, making them a popular choice for visible areas.
Amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings, are made of a mixture of metals, including silver, tin, copper, and mercury. They are durable and cost-effective, making them suitable for use in the back teeth.
Porcelain fillings, also called inlays or onlays, are custom-made in a dental laboratory to match the colour and shape of the tooth. They provide a natural appearance and are well-tolerated by gum tissues.
Gold fillings are made of gold alloy and are known for their durability and longevity. They are often used for inlays, onlays, and crowns.
Glass ionomer fillings are made of acrylic and a type of glass material. They are used in areas with less stress, such as root surfaces or baby teeth.
Ceramic fillings are made of porcelain material and are a more aesthetically pleasing option for visible areas. They are durable and resistant to staining.
We Are Preferred
White Fillings at Coolamon Dental Centre in Ellenbrook, WA
At Coolamon Dental Centre in Ellenbrook, WA, we offer white fillings as a natural-looking alternative to traditional silver amalgam fillings. Our white fillings are made from materials that resemble the color and texture of your natural teeth, allowing them to blend seamlessly with your smile.
If you are experiencing tooth sensitivity or pain, it may be necessary to get a filling to protect your tooth. Our team of experienced dental practitioners can assess the cause of your discomfort and recommend the best treatment plan for your needs.
The Dental Filling Procedure
We understand that dental fillings can raise various questions and concerns for patients. To provide clarity and support, we have compiled a list of frequently asked questions and provided detailed answers.
During your dental filling appointment, the dentist will start by examining your teeth, looking for signs of decay, cracks, or other damage that may require a filling. X-rays may be taken to get a comprehensive view of the affected area.
Once the dentist identifies the tooth that needs a filling, they will numb the surrounding area using a local anesthetic. This ensures that you feel little to no discomfort during the procedure.
With the area numbed, the dentist will use a dental drill or other instruments to carefully remove the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth. The goal is to create a clean and healthy surface for the filling material.
After the decay is removed, the dentist will clean the tooth thoroughly to eliminate any remaining debris or bacteria. The tooth will be prepared for the filling by creating a suitable shape and texture to ensure a secure bond with the filling material.
Depending on the type of filling chosen, the dentist will place the filling material in layers, carefully shaping and sculpting it to fit the tooth’s contours.
For tooth-coloured fillings, like composite resin, a special light will be used to harden each layer.
Once the filling is in place, the dentist will check your bite to ensure that it feels comfortable and natural. Adjustments may be made to ensure proper alignment.
After confirming that the filling fits perfectly and does not interfere with your bite, the dentist will polish the filling to achieve a smooth and natural appearance.
What our patients say
“My whole experience was amazing! The reception staff was friendly and very helpful, they made me feel at ease! Dr Aaron was an amazing dentist who is professional and I felt safe and relaxed while he sorted out my problem! They are caring people who is professional and I would highly recommend this dentist! Keep up the good work! I will see yous soon!”
“Everyone working at Coolamon Dental are so helpful & friendly. Dr. Gen is so patient with me knowing I am terrified of going to the dentist. The ladies in reception put you at ease as soon as you come in the door. They are so friendly & have a laugh with you which helps when you are so nervous. The dentist explains everything that's going to be done so there are no surprises. The rooms are absolutely spotless. I now don't mind going to this dentist. Can highly recommend Coolamon Dental.”
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“Shaun and Jenny were fantastic.
I came in for a toothache and they were able to fit me in. I'm a nervous patient and Shaun did an amazing job of calming my nerves and explaining the issue and options and then sorted the problem with minimal discomfort.
I'll be back for regular checkups!”
“The staff here are all very friendly and helpful. The dentist was gentle and thoughtful. As I'm in a wheelchair he and his nurse were also very helpful. I recommend this practice and will go to them in the future.”
“Absolutely the best dental practice I have ever used in the last 20 years. Wonderful and friendly reception staff, especially Serena, who is the model that all reception staff, everywhere, should aspire to. Very skilled dentists who dish out sensible and affordable solutions to dental issues.”
“I’m a very anxious patient but my experience today was amazing. I was made very comfortable and Dr Aron was so gentle and friendly. I will be recommending Coolamon Dental Centre to everyone. Very happy customer here.”