Composite Resin Fillings in Rowville

Treat Decay with a Dental Composite Filling

At Dentistree, we are not only able to provide affordable orthodontics, but we also know how to ensure you receive the best information and the most up to date procedures for the care and maintenance of your teeth. Sometimes with our teeth, there can be problems with tooth decay which need to be properly treated.

Composite resin is a tooth coloured material that is able to be adapted to suit the colour of your teeth. Composite resin fillings can be shaped and formed to mimic the appearance of your teeth and then polished to be almost undetectable. The composite resin is made up of plastic and tiny glass particles. Metal amalgam fillings were previously the most common way of doing fillings in teeth. They are a cheaper alternative and they are strong and long-lasting. However, their silver metal colour shows up very clearly against the whiter colour of teeth. Using composite resin fillings in Rowville is now standard practice.

What Can Composite Resin Fillings Be Used For?

A white composite resin is not only used in fillings, but also enables us to repair decayed, broken, chipped and worn-down teeth without sacrificing the aesthetics of your smile. The natural results of the dental composite filling procedure also make it ideal for creating veneers for front teeth in need of cosmetic improvement. We are able to make substantial improvements to the appearance of your teeth using white composite. It’s a versatile material that has been used extensively for many years and has been proven to be very effective.

Because they are bonded directly to the natural tooth using an adhesive, composite resin fillings are also able to help strengthen and support the existing tooth, making it less vulnerable to breakage. However, this bonding process may not be suitable for larger cavities, particularly if the person clenches or grinds their teeth or has a heavy bite. In these circumstances, it would be likely that an inlay or onlay is more appropriate. These processes involve creating a new clean supportive layer on the tooth using the white composite resin and for an onlay also creating a new cusp for the tooth. As part of our discussion with you, we will make sure that you have clear information about the most suitable procedure and the expected results.

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What Does the Dental Composite Filling Procedure Involve?

During the procedure for composite resin fillings, your dentist will:

  • Examine the decayed tooth
  • Remove the decay and clean the tooth
  • Layer the composite resin into the tooth
  • Use a laser light to harden each layer of resin
  • Shape the resin to blend in with the natural tooth
  • Polish the filling to prevent staining

The dental composite filling procedure usually takes less than one hour. Results typically last between 5-7 years depending on the location of the filling and the wear-and-tear it is subjected to.

Contact Us Today for Composite Resin Fillings in Rowville

To find out more about white composite fillings, please don’t hesitate to contact the friendly team at Dentistree. You are able to easily get in touch with our dental practice to learn more about our composite resin fillings in Rowville or simply make an appointment for an initial consultation. Contact us today by calling (03) 9763 7333 or fill out our convenient online contact form.

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