Dental fillings are a vital part of general and preventative dentistry. When left untreated, tooth decay can cause pain and sensitivity, eventually worsening, leading to root canal treatment or an extraction.
Many factors influence someone’s chance of needing fillings, such as lifestyle, oral hygiene, genetics and diet. At Cosmetique, we prioritise the overall dental health of our patients because it is the foundation for a beautiful smile.
As dentistry has evolved, so have the processes and materials used in treatments such as fillings. For years mercury amalgam fillings were commonly placed on the tooth after removing moderate or severe decay. In recent years it has been found that amalgam can leech mercury and other harmful substances.
Composite or resin fillings are a great alternative to traditional amalgam fillings. They have a natural appearance, are robust and have multiple shades and colours to match your teeth.