Need Tooth Fillings in Sunbury? Our Fillings Are Mercury-Free

If you experience pain when you brush a certain tooth, or your teeth feel sensitive to hot and cold temperatures, it could be that you have a decayed tooth which requires a dental filling. Tooth fillings in Sunbury help restore damaged teeth and get rid of the pain associated with tooth cavities.

Often the mere thought of a dental filling is enough to send a shiver down your spine, but fortunately modern technologies and materials mean that getting dental fillings in Sunbury is quicker, easier, and more comfortable than ever before.

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Why do I need a tooth filling?

All sorts of factors can cause tooth decay including poor brushing and flossing, bacteria in your mouth, and eating too many sugary foods. Over time, these habits can cause your tooth enamel to weaken, breaking down the tooth and causing a hole or cavity. Once it gets to this stage, decay will gradually worsen and your tooth may become unbearably painful, until you have no option but to seek dental treatment.

Depending on the amount of damage our Sunbury dentist may recommend a dental filling to repair the hole and prevent bacteria from entering it. If the damage is too extensive for a filling to be carried out, then the other options include a root canal or extraction.

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Type of dental fillings

At Lotus Smiles we use mercury-free fillings which means that we won’t repair your teeth with old style silver amalgam which contains a mixture of silver, copper, tin and mercury.

As a great cosmetic alternative, we use composite resin fillings. They’re durable and because they’re naturally white in colour, they’re more aesthetically pleasing than amalgam fillings. They’re popular with Sunbury dentists and patients alike because being tooth coloured, they leave your smile looking flawless.

Because composite resin fillings are bonded to the tooth, they can provide a more secure solution than amalgam fillings. The resin is hardened in just a few seconds using a special curing light that’s shone into the mouth.

For anyone who hates the sound of drills, a composite resin filling is an ideal choice. Because minimal drilling is required, composite resin fillings also preserve the maximum amount of the tooth.

We’re so confident about the quality of our dental fillings, that you’ll be pleased to know that we guarantee them for up to a year. So, don’t put off having your tooth filled any longer!

After you’ve had your tooth filled by one of our Sunbury dentists, you’ll be given some aftercare instructions before leaving the clinic. Although composite resin fillings are hardened by the time you leave the clinic, the full effects of the anaesthetic may still not have worn off.

Our advice is to refrain from drinking or eating until the numbness has gone. This will help avoid dropping any liquids or food down yourself or suffering a scald.

If you need tooth fillings in Sunbury, then book online or call Lotus Smiles on (03) 8732 7377. LGBT friendly and with wheelchair access, you’ll feel totally at ease in our warm and welcoming clinic.