Tooth-Coloured Fillings in West Perth, WA
Dr Kinsella feels that it is equally crucial for our patients to have healthy teeth and gums, but also that they feel proud sharing smiles with other people. This is why we choose durable and aesthetic tooth-coloured fillings for patients who need a dental filling.
How Composite Fillings Benefit Your Smile
Your dentist in West Perth uses composite resin material for dental fillings. This material can be customised to match your tooth seamlessly, so it is not noticeable when you smile.
Composite material also bonds directly to your tooth, which allows us to remove less of your natural tooth when Dr Kinsella places your filling. Preserving as much of your natural tooth as possible is always what we strive for.
Another benefit of composite, tooth-coloured fillings is that they don’t react to temperature changes in your mouth like metal fillings do. Metal tends to expand and contract during temperature changes, which often happen in your mouth. This eventually causes your filling to pull away from your tooth. When this happens, it allows bacteria back into your tooth again, which can cause decay and breakdown. At this point, it may be a good idea to consider replacing your metal filling.
Why Do You Need a Dental Filling?
Even if you are not feeling any discomfort at first, it is a good idea to restore a tooth that is decayed. Small areas of decay are simple to repair with a dental filling. Things get more complicated if you wait to restore your tooth.
Tooth decay gets progressively worse over time and could eventually reach the nerve of your tooth, where it may cause an infection. Dental infections can be very painful, and unfortunately, they don’t resolve on their own. So if your tooth is feeling sensitive, it is a good time to contact your dental clinic in West Perth for an examination to see if your tooth may need a cavity filled and also to prevent a more significant problem from developing.
What Is Dental Bonding?
Dr Kinsella also uses composite material for a procedure called dental bonding. We can add tooth-coloured composite to your teeth to repair small smile imperfections like chips, discolouration, or gaps between teeth. Then we smooth the composite, so it provides a seamless finish with your tooth.
If there are changes you’d like to make to the appearance of your smile, dental bonding can be a quick and affordable solution that also achieves great results.
We Welcome Your Call
If you have questions about tooth-coloured fillings, or if you’d like a second opinion on dental treatment that’s been recommended for you, we invite you to call our West Perth dental surgery for more information.