It’s not something that is totally avoidable, decay can easily become an immense issue without us even realizing it is there.
While we want to enable our patients to avoid these kinds of issues, by teaching them proper health care and oral care, we realise that not everyone is able to avoid tooth decay when it happens.
That is the reason we offer our patients at Passion Family Dental North Lakes the opportunity to experience dental white fillings that help to remove decay and make their tooth look normal and sparkling once more.
While thinking about dental restorations, a typical question by our present and imminent clients is “To what extent do white fillings last?”
In any case, despite the fact that we have numerous clients with long-life white fillings; the appropriate response is – it depends.
White Fillings are utilised to restore decayed or broken teeth. Our dentist removes the decayed portion of the tooth and afterward they fill the tooth with a material that is intended to give the tooth back its original shape and natural colour.
While early research has demonstrated that the average tooth-coloured filling lasts for at least five years, our experience has shown there are numerous things both the dentist and the patient can do to broaden the life of a white filling past that to ten years or more.
What are White Fillings
White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are the very well-known white coloured fillings that dentists use to replace the tooth structure that has been destroyed by decay, erosion or due to an accident.
These fillings blend flawlessly into your smile, making the dental work relatively unseen. They are an extraordinarily solid, effective treatment for general cavities.
The high-quality composite material that Passion Family Dental North Lakes uses, is held in place by a very strong bonding system that ensures your filling will adhere directly to your tooth.
This bonding process helps to support the remaining tooth structure, lending it strength and support from within, fortifying your teeth and furnishing them with extra support for many years.
What is the Difference Between Silver Fillings and White Fillings?
To be candid, white fillings are unmistakeably more attractive and more secure than the old amalgam fillings. Silver fillings are noticeable and unattractive and as they are made from a combination of metals, they contract and expand as we eat cold and hot food, putting additional pressure on the remaining tooth structure, often causing our teeth to develop cracks and break.
If you already have old fillings, we will keep an eye on them and only replace them when it becomes necessary. Be that as it may, it is possible to remove old fillings and replace them with new ones to enable you eliminate any possible concerns you may have with having the older fillings in your mouth.
Silver amalgam fillings are not bonded to your teeth in the same way composite fillings are. Dentists must remove a little bit more tooth structure and create undercuts that help the amalgam stay in place.
These amalgam fillings rely totally on their physical structure to stay in place. The remaining tooth structure is at a higher risk of further decay as it is easy for the bacteria that causes tooth decay to grow between the amalgam filling and the tooth. Therefore we need to monitor your fillings on a regular basis, so we can act promptly as soon as these problems arise.
At Passion Family Dental North Lakes, we only offer our patients the white composite filling as we feel that they are the most beneficial and effective direct restorative material currently available.
We are more than happy to take the time to discuss with our patients any questions they have regarding their fillings, and the long-term benefits and concerns of their treatment.
So, if you would like to come in and let us assess the current state of your old fillings, contact Passion Family Dental North Lakes at Unit 4/ 6 Endeavour Boulevard, North Lakes, QLD 4509 or call (07) 3465 1199 to learn more or schedule a visit today.