White fillings help rebuild your teeth from damage caused by tooth decay, return their normal function and prevent further decay.
Tooth decay is one of the most typical dental problems in the world. Modern advancements in dentistry have made it possible for patients to enjoy more aesthetically pleasing filling options that include tooth-coloured or white restorations.
White fillings are most commonly chosen for their appearance that resembles natural teeth. The composite materials used in today’s tooth-coloured fillings also offer superior strength compared to earlier versions.
You can expect better bonding properties that hold firmly to your existing tooth structure and a more direct procedure.
Your Warrnambool dentist will consider several circumstances when choosing which type of filling material is best for you.
These factors include the extent of the repair, where in your mouth the filling is needed and the cost.
White Filling Procedure
The procedure for placing white fillings is quick and painless. The tooth-coloured material is built up in your tooth, one layer at a time. Each layer is cured with a special light before the next layer is applied.
The larger the space being filled, the longer it will take, but most procedures are completed in an hour. Once completed, the filling will be shaped to suit your bite, then polished. The filling should last for several years. It will discolour as regular teeth would from drinking caffeine, red wine, tea, or other foods and drinks that stain teeth.
Regular dental check-ups can prolong the life of your white filling and keep it invisible and clean for a whiter and better smile.
Home Care for White Fillings
Taking care of your white fillings is no different from preventing cavities in the first place.
Here is what you can do:
- Brush at least two times a day with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush
- Floss or use interdental brushes at least once a day
- Limit sugary, sticky foods
- Gargle with an alcohol-free mouth rinse to lessen oral bacteria
- Avoid using tobacco products
- Limit consumption of staining foods and beverages
- Drink water instead of acidic drinks
- Avoid biting down and chewing hard foods
- See your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings
White Fillings Treatment at Warrnambool Dental
At Warrnambool Dental, we provide safe and effective fillings that help you preserve the natural functions of your teeth and prevent more advanced dental issues from taking place.
Call us on (03) 5562 4433 or visit us at 454A Raglan Parade in Warrnambool.