Over time the advances of modern dentistry is many, but we are yet to find a way of reversing tooth decay. Once cavities have been detected in a tooth, the only way to stop its progression is to remove the decay and replace it with a filling.
If you have one or more decaying teeth, the dentists at Burnside Dental Practice can restore them with a tooth filling. We can restore the strength, integrity and function of damaged teeth so that they can do their job for many more years to come. In addition, we stop cavities from getting larger and causing permanent damage by removing the decay.
Our tooth filling procedure involves applying a local anaesthetic to the area, using an instrument to remove decay, and cleaning away bacteria and debris. We then place the filling material on the tooth and use a special light to harden it. Finally, we use a tool to shape the material so that it replicates the natural tooth and ensures there are no problems with bite.
There are many different filling materials and all have advantages and disadvantages. Once the area of decay has been examined, we will recommend the filling best suited to your needs.
Dental filling procedures can sometimes be uncomfortable for some people, but they are rarely painful. We inject a local anaesthetic into the targeted area which creates a numbing sensation and allowing us to get the job done without causing distress. You may experience some mild sensitivity afterwards, but this is normal and the numbness from the anaesthetic will generally subside after several hours.
There are various types of fillings for damaged or decayed teeth. We offer a range of options for you to choose from when it comes to your preferred tooth filling material. These options include:
Our tooth filling cost in Adelaide varies depending on the number of fillings you need and the choice of dental filling material. At the time of consultation we can supply an itemized quote/treatment plan so you can determine the best solution for you.
At Burnside Dental and Implant Centre, we believe that quality treatment should be easily accessible for you and your family. For your convenience, we accept all major health funds to ensure your smile transformation journey can begin immediately.
A range of finance options and payment method plans are also made available for our general dentistry, cosmetic dentistry and implant services so you can smile now and pay as you like.