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Tooth-coloured Fillings

You brush, floss and get regular checkups. But tooth decay can still set in. With a simple filling, your oral health can be restored. At Campsie Family Dental, our team is well-versed in this procedure. You can rest assured we’ll keep you comfortable and complete your filling efficiently.

When a Filling Is Necessary

Older man talking with female dentistA filling addresses the infectious part of a tooth where the decay is located. By applying a filling, we can ensure that food can’t get into the small hole that has been created. Your filling also prevents further decay from occurring. Often, we pick up on the need for a filling during your six-month checkups with us. You might also notice that food is getting stuck in a tooth or that a tooth feels rough. If pain is present, it’s particularly crucial that you get immediate attention.

Amalgam-Free Dentistry

We are an amalgam-free dental practice. The fillings that we use are free of any harmful substances. If you use amalgam materials, when mixing the material or removing an amalgam filling, it can release mercury vapor. Our fillings are created from composite resin or glass ionomer cement. Our materials are of the highest standards in the dental industry.

What to Expect When Getting a Filling

We want to minimise your pain and sensitivity. You’ll be numbed before we get started on your filling. Dr Song (Dentist) will remove the decay and infection, then apply the filling. We have different colours available so that it looks natural and isn’t noticeable like a silver filling would be. In total, the procedure to get a filling is quick, typically taking 30 minutes or less.

A Dental Problem That Affects Everyone

Both children and adults can experience tooth decay. It can be common in children who don’t use the proper brushing and flossing techniques, though adults are not immune to these same problems. We’ll be happy to go over the right methods with you so that you can prevent tooth decay from affecting you or your children.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do fillings last?

The composite fillings that we use last about 5-7 years.

Can you eat after getting a filling?

Yes, although it’s a good idea to wait a few hours to allow the anaesthetic to wear off. You also should stick to softer foods initially that won’t damage the new filling.

Is losing a filling considered a dental emergency?

While losing a filling isn’t a real dental emergency, it’s vital that you try to get to the dentist as soon as possible to take care of the issue. Call your dentist’s office straightaway to inform them of the situation so they can schedule an appointment for you as quickly as possible. Without the filling in place, the internal structure of that tooth will be exposed to bacteria. You also may feel some pain and sensitivity.

Affording Your Care

We accept all major health funds. If you don’t have dental cover, we’ll make a plan based on your finances for your fillings Campsie. Contact our friendly team today by phone or email to schedule your appointment! We have convenient hours on Saturdays and Sundays.
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* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Tooth Coloured Fillings Campsie NSW | (02) 7904 4934