Restore your damaged tooth back to its normal function with our professional dental fillings. We offer tooth-coloured fillings that will blend with your natural teeth, giving you a picture perfect smile
Teeth Fillings in Dundrum, Dublin
Dental fillings are placed into a tooth to replace missing tooth structure. This can occur due to decay (caries), tooth fracture, chipping or tooth wear. Today, most dental fillings are tooth-coloured, and rely on adhesive bonding technology to the tooth structure. This reduces the need to remove extra tooth substance, which was the case with older silver fillings. Composite (white) fillings are now routinely used on posterior teeth due to improvements in strength and technique. They can bond onto existing filled or broken down teeth, and teeth where the decay has been removed. They offer excellent aesthetic results on front anterior teeth due to their ability to reflect light similarly to enamel. They are often a viable treatment option to veneers or crowns.
Treatment involves isolation of the tooth and removal of all decay or weakened tooth structure. A bevelled surface enhances the bond. The surfaces are etched with phosphoric acid. This is then rinsed and dried. A bonding agent is then applied and light cured. The composite material is then added incrementally to the tooth to recreate the natural shape and colour of the original tooth. This is again light cured after each increment is added. Polishing and finishing gives a strong result with a natural feel and appearance. Treatment is normally carried under local anaesthetic and takes between 15-45 minutes depending on the tooth surface area. This can be longer depending on the complexity of the restoration. There may be some sensitivity afterwards which normally disappears with time. Patients can normally eat and drink soon afterwards
What Can I Expect From Dental Fillings?
The dental filling procedure will depend on the reason for the treatment. Generally, the process starts with the identification of the cavity that needs to be filled. Local anesthesia will be applied to numb the area if necessary, and then your dentist will begin removing decay from the tooth. Once all the decay is removed, the gap in the tooth is prepared for the filling. Once the new filling is in place, we will polish the tooth and smooth out any sharp edges, leaving you with a comfortable and stronger looking tooth. Some people may experience discomfort and sensitivity after the filling procedure. A small amount is normal, and this should wear off quickly.
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The team at Glenville Dental offers dental fillings in a range of different materials to suit your particular needs and budget, including white dental fillings. White or tooth-coloured fillings are a popular option for new fillings, as they blend in with the rest of your mouth and look amazing!
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Phone: 01 298 1133
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