Dental Fillings in Adelaide at Pro Dental SA
Dental fillings are used to restore worn or damaged teeth and treat tooth decay and cavities.
What are Dental Fillings made of?
Dental amalgam (metal alloy) is a strong, inexpensive material that is commonly used for filling teeth, especially the molars (back teeth). In recent years, alternative white fillings and tooth-coloured filling materials have also become more common and affordable.
The many and varied filling options, including costs associated with them, will be carefully considered and discussed with you at the time of your consultation with a member of our dental team. This will ensure that you are well informed to make a decision regarding the material used for your filling that is both suitable and effective in dealing with your needs and situation.
Improvements in oral health mean the need for fillings generally is on the decline. Thorough and regular cleaning of your teeth and a healthy diet can help to eliminate dental decay and avoid the need for fillings. At Pro Dental SA, we place an emphasis on preventive dental measures including regular dental check-ups to make sure any problems are identified and treated early.
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At your second appointment..
The second appointment will involve shaping and preparing the tooth for the crown. An impression (or a ?mould?) is taken of the tooth, and from it a model is poured. Your crown is made from this model, (it can take 1 – 2 weeks) and during this time a temporary crown is placed on the tooth. The temporary crown is designed to protect your tooth and gum between visits, but is not durable enough to last a long time.
At your third appointment..
When your crown is ready, our dentist will remove the temporary crown, clean away the temporary cement and check the fit of the new crown. Once everything is ready, the crown will then be cemented to your tooth.
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