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Tooth Fillings Belmont WA

Tooth decay and cavities, if ignored, can cause severe damage to teeth. Tooth fillings are one way to treat them.

Once tooth decay is diagnosed, the diseased portion of the tooth is removed.

The diseased tooth portion that was removed is replaced with a tooth filling to maintain the tooth’s structural integrity.

If we see a tooth decay that needs to be treated, we can talk through all the available options and see if tooth fillings may work for you.

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Advantages of Tooth Fillings

Some advantages of tooth fillings include:

  • They can be placed in one appointment.
  • They bond with the natural teeth, which often allows the tooth preparation to be more conservative compared to amalgam restorations.
  • Can be colour-matched to your natural tooth as to copy the look and shade of natural teeth.

Reasons for Placing Tooth Fillings

Tooth fillings are used to treat the following dental problems:

reasons for placing tooth fillings

The Tooth Filling Procedure

Before any filling procedure, your Belmont WA dentist will talk to you about your options to find out which type of filling would be best suited and how to plan for them.

The decay will then be removed. Once the healthy and strong tooth structure remains, the cavity is disinfected and dried before filling material is placed.

Your Belmont WA dentist will shape and cure the filling to harden it before checking your bite and ensuring it is comfortable.

Preventing Tooth Decay and the Need for Tooth Fillings

Preventive care is key! We recommend the following tips:

  • Brush twice a day, ensuring you are spending 2 minutes and cleaning all surfaces of your teeth well.
  • Floss daily to remove plaque from between the teeth.
  • Regular professional hygiene care. Frequency of these visits is determined on an individual case basis.
  • Avoid sugary foods and drinks that increase your risk of developing cavities.
  • Use fluoride- or xylitol-containing toothpaste.
  • Visit your Belmont WA dentist twice a year.

Tooth Fillings in Belmont WA

Don’t let minor decay lead to damage of your entire tooth. Treat decay immediately with our high-quality tooth fillings for added protection and restoration of your precious teeth.

Whatever the situation is, the best way to determine whether tooth fillings are right for you is to schedule a dental consultation.

If you have any enquiries about tooth fillings in Belmont WA, we are happy to answer any questions and also book you an appointment. Please contact us today at (08) 9478 2349.

We are located at 5/132 Epsom Ave in Belmont WA

Frequently Asked Questions

What does a filling do?
A tooth filling repairs damage caused by tooth decay or fracture.
Why choose tooth fillings?
Tooth fillings can blend with your natural teeth and restoring your smile with beautiful results.
What are these tooth fillings made of?
Tooth fillings are mostly made of glass particles, synthetic resin and a setting material.
How can I prevent decay caused by nursing?
Try to avoid nursing children to sleep or putting anything other than water in their bedtime bottle. Also, make sure that you learn and teach your children the proper way to floss and brush at a young age. Taking your children to the dentist regularly to have their teeth checked will help them learn lifelong habits.

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