Tooth Fillings in Hampton and Fairfield VIC
Cavities are one of the most common ailments that affect our smiles. They are caused by acidic bacteria that erode healthy enamel. This creates an active infection that spreads deeper into the next layer of the tooth structure.
- Symptoms of tooth decay include:
- Sensitivity to sweets
- Food Packing between the teeth
- Rough surface area
- Pain on biting
By eliminating tooth decay as quickly as possible, we can prevent it from spreading to other teeth or into the nerve of the infected tooth. This is done by removing the infection and placing a filling within the tooth, sealing out bacteria and restoring full form to the tooth itself. The type of filling you choose can be made from different types of materials.
Porcelain and Composite Fillings
Porcelain and composite fillings allow us to restore both aesthetics as well as function to the tooth. Each material is closely color-matched so that the final restoration resembles the color of the surrounding tooth enamel. These types of fillings are also a minimally invasive alternative to traditional metal fillings.
Traditional Amalgam Fillings
Amalgam fillings are an affordable and long-lasting restoration that can be used for moderate to large cavities. We typically recommend these silver fillings for back teeth only, as they will not be as noticeable when you are smiling or talking around other people.
If you suspect that you have a cavity, we recommend having your tooth examined as soon as possible. This allows us to minimise the amount of treatment that might be needed. Don’t wait until it is too late.