Tooth coloured fillings from your Oakleigh dentist
Even with the best oral hygiene routine, from time to time you may develop a cavity that requires filling. Don’t put it off! It’s important to address the problem right away so you don’t develop more severe tooth decay (and a bigger dental bill). At Station Square Dental we can fix your smile with tooth-coloured fillings that match your natural teeth for a result you will be happy with.
Types of tooth-coloured fillings
There are two types of tooth-coloured filling. Plastic or composite fillings work well for small to medium cavities, or on the front teeth, but won’t last long in large holes or molars that endure a lot of force. They require a certain wavelength of light to set and shrink slightly on setting, so good technique is important. They typically last from two to four years, but can last longer if looked after well at home.
Porcelain fillings are made of an advanced ceramic that resembles the porcelain our dishes are made of, but is far stronger. Unlike metal fillings, they are wear-resistant and impervious to changes in temperature. Our porcelain fillings are made with the CEREC machine, and milled from strong blocks of porcelain. They are accurate, computer-designed, extremely strong and do a superior job of reinforcing the tooth. The fillings will match your existing tooth exactly, so they will appear all but invisible. They can last between ten and fifteen years, but even longer if looked after well at home.
If you live around Oakleigh, Melbourne, come and visit us to discuss porcelain fillings, or call for an appointment today.