Incredibly natural white fillings by Dentist in Perth
Don’t let cavities take away your beautiful smile. Our local Perth dental clinic offers tooth-colored fillings that look and feel just like the real thing.
Left untreated, a cavity can eat away at your healthy teeth and can cause tooth pain, broken teeth, or abscesses. A whopping 92% of adults between the ages of 20 and 64 have had a cavity at least once in their lives. This means that billions of people have had teeth-saving restoration dental procedures.
Dentists clean out cavities by removing the decayed portion of the tooth. This leaves a hole that then needs to be filled for the tooth to retain its strength and be protected from further damage. Dental fillings are used to pack the hole, repair cracked or broken teeth, or teeth that have been worn down by nail-biting or grinding.
For a century and a half, dentists used amalgam fillings (also known as silver fillings) because they were durable and easy to work with. These were usually made out of a variety of metals such as silver, copper, mercury, and tin. However, advancements in science and technology have given us a modern, more natural alternative: white fillings.
What are white fillings?
White fillings are a made up of a composite or ceramic that are shaped and shaded to look exactly like your normal teeth. It’s a natural, tooth-colored alternative to silver amalgam fillings. White fillings have increased in demand over the last couple decades, mainly because they blend in well with the rest of your teeth to create a healthy, beautiful-looking smile.
Composite fillings were introduced as a safe and more aesthetically-pleasing substitute to metal fillings. Dentist in Perth’s white fillings are completely amalgam and mercury-free. These restorations are strong and built to withstand high biting stresses on your molars and back teeth.
One of the major drawbacks to white fillings is that a restoration procedure that uses composites takes longer than one that uses amalgam fillings. With the innovative CEREC technology, however, that is a concern of the past.
Fast and precise white fillings with CEREC technology
CEREC is an advanced dental software that Dentist in Perth uses to make complicated dental procedures faster, more efficient, and more accurate. When you come in for a filling, we can scan, design, and construct a ceramic white filling for you in just one session.
After cleaning your teeth and removing the decayed part of the tooth, our trained dentists will take a digital image of the tooth that needs to be restored. The filling will be designed completely on the CEREC software. A milling machine will then create a custom-fit ceramic filling based on the design. The filling is then polished and fit into the cleaned tooth.
The result? You get a safe, long-lasting, precise, and more natural-looking filling in under an hour.
Learn more about our Perth clinic’s white filling restorations.
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