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Tooth Coloured Fillings at Wynyard Dental Clinic

Treating dental problems as early as they’re diagnosed allows you to preserve tooth structure and limit your lifetime dental costs. If you suspect that one of your teeth has a cavity, we encourage you to book an exam to have it evaluated as soon as possible.

Symptoms of Tooth Decay

woman with dental mirror in handSome cavities never hurt, even if they’ve spread into the nerves of teeth. But in most situations, you’ll notice symptoms like:

  • Discomfort when you bite down
  • Sharp pain coming from a specific tooth
  • A visible hole or discolouration
  • A rough area that you can feel

Small cavities are usually not noticeable. At Wynyard Dental Clinic we tend to find them during your regular exam or with intermittent dental X-rays.

Since decay is caused by a bacterial infection inside of your tooth, the only way to treat it is to remove the damaged structure and fill in the void with a restorative material.

Composite Fillings

White fillings are made of high-quality material that bonds closely with your enamel, for a tight seal. They’re matched to the colour of your teeth, making them blend in with your smile after they’re set in place. The white shade makes it easier to restore teeth anywhere in your mouth without detracting from your appearance.

Plus, composite fillings are mercury-free. If you have older silver fillings that you want to replace, just let us know!

Why They’re Better

Traditional silver fillings are held in place by wedging them into a cut-out area of enamel. This process means that healthy structure is unnecessarily removed, rather than preserved.

With a composite filling, we only have to remove the damaged portion of your tooth. Since it adheres closely with enamel, the restoration is smaller than it would be if we treated the cavity with a metal filling.

What to Expect

Dental fillings are a treatment we perform multiple times per day. As a routine procedure, they’re quite predictable to have completed. To ensure your comfort, we’ll numb the tooth and area around it so that you can’t feel anything more than a small amount of pressure. Next, the decayed portion of tooth is removed.

We’ll then smooth out the void and place a bonding agent, which helps create a tight seal with the composite. Finally, the filling material is shaped into place and cured with a bright light. You’ll need to avoid eating on that side of your mouth until the anaesthetic wears off (usually within a few hours).

Think You Have a Cavity?

It’s best to have your tooth examined as early as possible before a small filling becomes a root canal or crown. Contact Wynyard Dental Clinic today for fillings Sydney CBD.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Tooth Coloured Fillings Sydney CBD NSW | (02) 9262 5331