Restore your teeth with Tooth Coloured Restorations
What is a Tooth Coloured Restoration?
Tooth coloured restorations (also called fillings) are made of dental composite resin which is a mouldable tooth-coloured material used to restore a cracked, damaged, broken or decaying tooth. Tooth coloured restorations are strong, natural in appearance and hardly noticeable.
More reasons why you should consider tooth coloured restoration treatment…
- Your tooth is chipped, cracked or broken.
- There are gaps between your teeth.
- Your teeth are decaying or worn out.
- You have damaged teeth.
What is the procedure for inserting tooth coloured fillings?
- A local anaesthetic will be administered to numb the area that needs restoring.
- Then the decaying part of the tooth will be removed and cleaned out thoroughly of any bacteria.
- Once the tooth has been flushed and cleaned out of decay and bacteria, a tooth coloured material made of composite resin is filled into the affected area.
- This tooth coloured resin with be filled one layer at a time which is hardened with a special blue light after each layer.
- The duration of the procedure depends on the size of the tooth being filled but usually takes about an hour to complete.
- To complete the procedure, your filling will be polished, trimmed and shaped according to the way you bite.
The advantages of Tooth Coloured Restoration
- Tooth coloured restoration is same the shade as your natural teeth and can go unnoticed.
- Tooth coloured restorations can provide strong support to the tooth and can be used for many other treatments.
- They harden in seconds and are repairable if damaged.
- Tooth sensitivity can be minimal.
- Tooth coloured restoration is considered to be pain free.
The disadvantages of Tooth Coloured Restoration
- They require deep concentration since can be difficult to place accurately onto the tooth.
- They can become damaged if there is a high amount of alcohol being consumed.
- They are not as durable as porcelain restorations.
Tooth Coloured-Restoration FAQs
Fissure sealants, also known as dental sealants, are thin plastic coatings applied to the chewing surfaces of the teeth. Sealants are among the children’s dental treatments provided at Murwillumbah Dental. In most cases, we apply sealants to the back teeth, which tend to be most at risk of tooth decay. The sealant is painted onto the surface of the teeth and acts as a kind of protective barrier against plaque and food particles.
Dental sealants can last for up to 10 years, although this does vary from case to case. We recommend that you bring your child in for regular dental check-ups so that we can check their sealants for chips or wear and tear. It is possible to replace dental sealants if they have worn down over time. We generally recommend that your child has sealants placed as soon as their permanent molars and premolars erupt as the treatment can provide protection against tooth decay throughout the years in which they are most prone to tooth decay.
As long as the sealants are placed by a fully qualified and experienced dental professional, the treatment is both safe and effective. The procedure itself is simple and should not cause any pain. First, your dentist will clean your child’s teeth and when each tooth has been dried, a special formula is placed on the chewing surfaces of the teeth. This helps to roughen the teeth, making the bonding process easier. The teeth are rinsed and dried before the sealant is painted into the enamel. The sealant bonds with the tooth and hardens. The entire process takes only a few minutes and should not cause your child any discomfort.
Dental fillings generally only take one single appointment to complete. Depending on the case, the procedure can take anywhere between 20 minutes and an hour. The duration of the procedure will depend on the severity of the oral health issue that you are having treated, as well as the size of the tooth that is being filled. The site of treatment will be numbed with a local anaesthetic, so you won’t feel any pain during the procedure.
At Murwillumbah Dental, we offer tooth coloured restorations, which are made from dental composite resin. The material is matched to the shade of your natural teeth and is mouldable, making it suitable for use in the restoration of cracked, damaged, broken, or decaying teeth. The composite resin material is very strong and durable, and because of its tooth-coloured shade, it is very natural in appearance and is hardly noticeable once it has been placed on the affected tooth. Although we do not offer them, some dental fillings are made from amalgam silver, as well as gold.
Yes, absolutely. When placed by an experienced and qualified dental professional, dental fillings are safe. We offer tooth coloured dental fillings, which are made from composite resin. These tend to be safer than amalgam silver fillings because they don’t expand and contract with fluctuations in temperature, as is sometimes the case with silver fillings. This means that tooth coloured fillings are less likely to put pressure on the affected tooth, causing it to crack or break. Tooth coloured fillings also offer excellent strength and durability, and provide support to the teeth. With proper care, composite resin fillings can last up to 15 years without causing any damage or discomfort.
There are a number of benefits to getting a tooth coloured restoration, one of which is that the restoration is designed to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. This means that you won’t even be able to tell that you have had any dental work done. Tooth coloured restorations also work by providing strong support to the teeth and can be used effectively in a number of treatments. The procedure of having a restoration placed is painless, and the restoration material hardens in a matter of seconds, making the process relatively quick and convenient.
Tooth coloured restorations, which are made of dental composite resin, are typically not as durable as porcelain restorations. They can, however, be repaired if they are damaged at any point. It is important to note that tooth coloured restorations can become damaged if you drink a large amount of alcohol on a regular basis. One of the disadvantages of tooth coloured restorations is that they require deep concentration when being placed, as it can be difficult to position them accurately onto the tooth. Fortunately, however, our team is very experienced in placing restorations and we work with extreme precision and accuracy
Yes, absolutely. Tooth coloured restorations can be used to repair a number of issues, including chips, cracks and fractures. They can also be used to treat teeth that are damaged by decay, or teeth that are generally worn out. The restorations are made from a material that is very strong, and because they are tooth coloured, they look natural in appearance. In fact, they are barely noticeable once they have been placed and are an effective treatment for restoring damaged teeth.