Tooth Fillings & Dental Fissure Sealants

Tooth decay is still regarded as the most prevalent dental problem.As such, it is important to know the different alternatives used to fight it.

Tooth Fillings

Through our preventative care we try to detect the early signs of dental decay at its initial stages. When tooth structure is lost to dental decay, fillings are required to prevent further progress of cavities. Fillings are the tooth coloured restorations that are glued to your tooth and they blend nicely to your natural tooth structure. These highly aesthetic fillings are durable and can be used for both front and back teeth. Dental fillings are used to fill the holes and gaps brought about by tooth decay. Today, they are usually made of dental composite resin which are completely safe for you. The procedure involves preparing for tooth first. This might require some anaesthesia in order to numb the tooth.Then, the decay is removed and the area is cleaned and medicated. Afterwards, the tooth is washed and dried. And finally, the tooth filling is placed into the cavity and it is shaped according to the natural contour of your teeth. In addition, the material used in tooth fillings have the same colour as your natural teeth.It is important to note though that tooth fillings are only suggested for teeth with small to moderate decay. If the decay is already too extensive, more complicated treatments might be required.

Fissure Sealants

In contrast to tooth fillings that help you cope with the damage done by tooth decay, fissure sealants are intended to prevent decay from happening. Fissure sealants are also made of dental composite resin. They are placed into the very narrow cracks, pits, and grooves on your teeth called dental fissures. They form a protective layer that prevents harmful bacteria and food particles from entering the inner recesses of your teeth.Fissure sealants are very effective in preventing tooth decay. We recommend to apply fissure sealants as soon as the first molars erupt in mouth.

Quality Tooth Fillings & Dental Fissure Sealants In Ballarat CBD

Yes. Tooth decay is a very common dental health issue. Then again, it does not need to be your problem. Treat it before it gets worse by having tooth fillings to stop it from spreading further. Protect your teeth from decay even more by having dental fissure sealants.Take a step towards having the perfect smile that you have always wanted. Call us on (03) 5332 3148 or book your consultation online today!