Tooth Filling

Tooth Filling

Teeth that have been damaged by trauma or decay need to be restored as soon as you can to prevent further breakdown of the tooth structure.

Once your teeth have been infected by dental caries, tooth filling must be done to stop bacteria from causing further disease.

Tooth filling Sydney aims to restore the tooth’s shape, structure, and as well as its function.

Several issues can arise if a tooth is not restored. If left untreated, a cavitated tooth can experience increased pain and sensitivity especially when in contact with hot or cold temperatures.

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There can also be progression of decay which can lead to deeper infection and cause dental abscess that may need root canal therapy later.

Once a tooth is decayed, it can weaken the tooth structure and may result in fractures or cracks that can further damage the tooth. This can lead to more lengthy and extensive treatment if not addressed and treated early.

During a dental filling treatment, the dentist will remove caries or the decayed portion of the tooth by using a dental handpiece or dental instrument. Once the decay is removed, a tooth filling will be placed on the space, and it will be shaped in accordance with your tooth’s shape and structure.

There are several materials used as dental filling material. This includes:

  • Composite
  • Amalgam
  • Glass ionomer
  • Porcelain Onlay


The most common type is the composite resin material which is tooth-coloured and can blend with the natural colour of your teeth. Composite is the most popular option for visible areas such as the front teeth.

The best choice of material for your teeth will depend on various factors such as the size and location of the cavity, aesthetic preferences, and your dentist’s recommendation. Once your teeth receive dental filling, you should practice good oral hygiene to prolong their lifespan.

Routine dental visits also help detect early signs of decay and prevent caries progression. 

If you have concerns regarding your tooth condition, you can book an initial appointment here at Cosmetique Dental and our clinic will provide you with the best possible treatment.

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