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Tooth Coloured Fillings at KR Dental

Tooth decay, erosion, and wear are common concerns for many patients. Thankfully, we offer high-quality tooth coloured fillings using durable materials (such as composite) to remedy these issues. Our professional team are highly experienced in the prevention and treatment of dental cavities, so also apply fissure sealants to teeth to provide extra protection against decay.

Family in the car smilingWhat is a Composite Filling?

A composite or white (tooth coloured) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks or fractures. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth is removed and then filled with a composite filling. These restorations are bonded to the surrounding tooth material making them suitable for both front and back teeth.

Unlike silver Amalgam fillings, composite fillings are tooth coloured, and therefore can be closely matched to the colour of existing teeth. This makes them more aesthetically suited and better matched to natural teeth, assisting with long-lasting function.

Amalgam Filling Removal

If you have a problematic Amalgam filling from years gone by, then we are also able to safely and carefully remove the restoration and replace it with a more durable composite filling. Not only are silver Amalgam fillings unsightlier than a tooth coloured filling, but many patients also don’t feel comfortable having material containing mercury in their mouth.

If you have an Amalgam filling that isn’t causing any harm (i.e. it’s not fractured, leaking, or damaging the tooth), then it might not require removal. It is only if the filling is doing more harm than good, or if a patient expresses that they want it to be removed, that we will do so. When replacing the Amalgam filling, we endeavour to use a rubber dam around the site to prevent further implications.

Fissure Sealants for Protection Against Decay

At KR Dental, we can also prevent early decay from becoming a cavity by performing a procedure called a fissure sealant. This involves thoroughly cleaning the stained fissures (or grooves) on the tooth and then placing a layer of protective plastic (composite resin) into the cleaned fissure to seal out the decay. Fissure sealants are performed without the need for drilling the tooth and do not normally require any anaesthetic.

Book an Appointment

If you’re experiencing pain, discomfort, or sensitivity, or can feel holes or pits in your teeth, then you may require a dental filling. Please schedule an appointment with our experienced team by calling (07) 3883 2434 today!

Dental Fillings Kippa-Ring, Redcliffe Peninsula, Redcliffe, Newport, Clontarf QLD | (07) 3883 2434