Dental Fillings Sydney

Sometimes it is inevitable due to our lifestyle or diet that we may need to have fillings to prevent further breakdown of our teeth. At Sydney CBD Dentistry we offer aesthetic white fillings to hide any work that you might need. These highly durable and cosmetically pleasing fillings will ensure that you keep smiling.

Dental fillings are a method of restoring your damaged or decayed tooth to its original shape and function. A number of factors can contribute to getting a filling, whether it is lifestyle or trauma it may be difficult to prevent a dental filling from occurring.

At Sydney CBD Dentistry, we offer aesthetically white dental fillings where the dental filling cost can range from $150 – $350 per tooth depending on the size of the decays.

When performing a dental filling the dentist will need to remove and clean out the decay in the affected area. An x-ray will be able to give an indication of how severe and deep the decay is for the tooth. Once the site has been cleaned out, the dentist will fill the cavity up with a dental material. At Sydney CBD Dentistry we use three different types of dental materials which are durable and aesthetically pleasing.

  • Glass Ionomer Cement
  • Composite Resin
  • Composite/Porcelain Onlay

The most commonly used one is composite resin material, which is suitable for most dental filling sites. Composite resin material has a wide range of natural tooth colours and is able to match the patient’s teeth. The material is also very malleable, enabling the dentist to carve and sculpt the dental filling into it’s desirable shape. Once the composite resin filling is ready the dentist will use a curing light to set the material which makes it hard.

Another white shade dental filling material is glass ionomer cement, which releases fluoride to reduce the risk of decay from recurring. It is ideal for deciduous teeth, teeth with small cavities or even to line the affected area prior to placing the composite resin material. Glass ionomer cement is white in colour, with a limited colour range. As it is generally for smaller fillings it is not noticeable in the mouth. If it does chip or wear down, it can be very easily reapplied without further preparation work of cutting the teeth down.

Both composite resin and glass ionomer cement materials are for direct fillings. If however the affected area for your dental filling is large, an indirect filling call an onlay will be placed. At Sydney CBD Dentistry we are able to provide a composite/porcelain onlay. The composite and porcelain onlay is the most advanced generation that combines beauty and strength as one. It offers great characteristics and durability compared to traditional composite resin material. The onlay dental filling however does need to be made outside the mouth and to be bonded later. The price for composite/porcelain onlay is more expensive and you’re looking around $650 – $990 per filling.

The location and the severity of the decay, age of the patient, lifestyle and anatomical factors, the advice of the dentist, all determine the suitability of filling material used to restore the decayed section of the tooth.

Our tooth-coloured restorations are placed following the most up-to-date techniques and materials. They are aesthetic and durable. There are three types of dental materials that we utilise to suit best to your dental cavities.

  • Glass Ionomer Cement
    • A fluoride releasing material which will aid in the reduction of risk of recurrent decay in the cavity.
    • It is for small cavities
    • This material is often chosen for small surface caries to prevent further propagation of the carious area and assist in repair of the tooth structure.
    • If it is wearing down or chipped, new materials can often be applied to the tooth without the need for further cutting into the tooth.
  • Composite Resin
    • The most standard tooth-coloured restorative material used in the world.
    • It is suitable to most sizes of cavities.
  • Composite/Porcelain Onlay
    • The treatment of choice in larger sized cavities
    • This type of restoration is made outside of your mouth, and then bonded into the cavity.
    • The most advanced generation of composite resin and porcelain restoration combines beauty and strength into one, and offers superior durability than that of a traditional composite resin dental filling.

For trauma tooth cases, such as chipped or fractured teeth. The dentist may be able to patch the tooth up with a dental filling if there is no pulp or dentin damages to the tooth. If however the tooth is in pain and the chip and fracture is more than an enamel damage. The dentist will need to give you other options to save the tooth.

To find out which dental filling is suitable for your case, please visit Sydney CBD Dentistry where our dentists are able to examine your case and determine which type of filling is best suited for you.

For the dental fillings Sydney to stay in place, anyone who has had fillings should practice good oral hygiene, daily brushing after every meal, daily flossing, and rinsing with antiseptic mouthwash at least once daily. When you notice that the filling is cracked, has a sharp edge, or a piece of the tooth is missing, it is crucial that you call the dentist right away.

  • Pain and Sensitivity
    • Common issues after a tooth filling is done
    • Common irritants may be cool air, sweet and cold foods, pressure on the tooth, etc.
    • It will resolve on its own after two to four weeks and there is no need for pain reliever.
    • Should you experience pain or sensitivity for a period longer than four weeks after your restoration treatment, you should consult your dentist.
  • Deteriorating Fillings
    • A result of constant pressure caused by chewing, clenching, or grinding
    • Only the dentist will be able to determine if the filling is deteriorating that is why it is necessary to see your dentist for a check-up biannually.

Dental Fillings and Restorations in Sydney

 

Directions from Chinese Garden of friendship to Sydney CBD Dentistry takes about 13 minute drive. Head north on Harbour St toward Liverpool St and use the middle lane to stay on Harbour St. Turn right onto Day St then turn right onto Bathurst St. Use the left 2 lanes to turn left onto Elizabeth St and turn left onto Hunter St then turn left onto Pitt St where our dentistry is located on the left.