Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings in Lower Hutt, NZ

If you suspect you need a filling, no need to panic. It is a straightforward procedure, and here’s what you need to know about it.

White Fillings

What are Dental Fillings?

We use fillings to fix holes in the tooth caused by decay. Symptoms that indicate you need dental treatment include:

  • Tooth sensitivity to sugary, hot, or cold foods
  • Pressure within the tooth
  • Toothache
  • Visible holes in your tooth

You can reduce the likelihood of tooth decay and needing dental fillings by taking proper care of your oral health.

Benefits of Dental Fillings

Fillings restore tooth structure after your tooth has become damaged by decay. If the tooth decay goes unnoticed for years, it may damage your teeth beyond repair. Visit your dentist for oral health check-ups at least twice a year to prevent such an outcome.

What Do Dental Fillings Solve?

Various types of filling materials are available. Composite white filling material is a modern composite material that closely resembles the colour of teeth. It’s also strong enough to bond weak teeth.

Other materials that match tooth colour are glass ionomer and porcelain or ceramic fillings (also called inlays or onlays). Most dentists use glass ionomer as a temporary filling or for gluing dental crowns on teeth. If you want something fancy and durable, gold filling is an option.

Regardless of the filling material you choose, follow your dentist’s advice regarding brushing your teeth and flossing. Otherwise, you risk suffering tooth decay that may require extraction.

Contact Central Hutt Dental in Lower Hutt

 

Only your dentist can verify if you need a filling. Visit our office in Lower Hutt for a dental examination scheduling an appointment online or by dialling 04 566 1122 today.