Previously known as Centreway Dental

White Dental Fillings in Lara

A dental white filling is a treatment performed for teeth that have been damaged by decay or trauma. Dental fillings help to restore the tooth back to its normal shape, size and function whilst at the same time preventing further decay.

At Dazzling Smiles Dental Lara, we provide white/composite dental fillings which are made to blend in with the colour of your teeth. Introduced in the 1960’s they are a combination of biocompatible plastics and glass (silicon dioxide).

Composite resins can not only be used to repair damaged or rotten teeth, but they can also be used to improve the cosmetic aspects of your smile by bonding to your front teeth to re colour and reshape.

Process for a Composite Filling

 

  1. In most cases, before a filling can be completed, we will have to numb up the area we are working in to ensure that you will not be in any pain during the procedure.
  2. Once we are certain that local anaesthesia has been achieved, we will use high speed dental burs to prepare the tooth which involves removing decay and or cracks within the tooth.
  3. Once the cavity is clear of decay and cracks, the cavity will be prepared with etch and bond to allow the composite resin to chemically bond with the healthy tooth structure.
  4. Composite resin is then placed in layers to build up the tooth and cured incrementally with aspecialised UV light.
  5. The composite restoration is then polished to prevent staining and wear. 
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FAQs

  1. A composite filling can generally be placed between 20 to 40 minutes. A certain amount of time is required as the process is technique sensitive and our dentists in Lara want to make sure we can achieve a long-lasting result.
    Placement time can also depend on the size and location of the cavity.
  1. The cost of a white/composite dental filling depends on the size and location of the cavity being filled. In general the cost of fillings range from $150 to $250. Our clinic offers many different payment plan options to  help ease the burden of dental care. 
    Furthermore, we accept all insurance companies which may pay a portion of the costs. 
The main advantage of a composite filling is that we can choose a shade/colour to match the natural look of your teeth. This means the filling will blend beautifully with your natural tooth.
Composite fillings also bond chemically with your natural healthy tooth which helps to support the remaining tooth structure and prevent breakage.
Over time, composite fillings may stain and slightly change colour from its original shade. This depends on your overall oral hygiene and diet/lifestyle habits.
In certain rare cases, patients who have composite restorations can experience some post-operative sensitivity. This his often short lived and easily handled with over the counter pain killers.

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