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Dive into the world of restorative dental care at BRISBANE DENTAL. Our Dental Fillings offer a durable, aesthetic, and effective solution for repairing your teeth. Applied by our expert dentists, these fillings are your pathway to a future of bright smiles.

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Types of Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings in BRISBANE


Tooth decay is a widely common issue. A small cavity can grow and worsen if left untreated. This causes tooth infection leading to root canal procedure, and in some cases, leaves the patient with no other choice than extraction.

Therefore, treating the cavity with dental fillings during its early stages prevents further complications. What are Dental Fillings?

When dentists notice a cavity in a patient’s tooth, they use a local anesthetic to numb the area around it. Then, the dentist uses a drill to eliminate the decayed part of the tooth. After removing the decay, the dentist cleans the area to keep any bacteria away. The dentist starts building the filling, and this process varies depending on the material the dentist uses.


Silver Fillings

Silver fillings, or amalgams, are made of a mixture of silver and different metals to construct a material that can be used as a filling. They are similar in terms of durability to gold fillings but more affordable.

However, patients tend to prefer tooth-colored fillings, as amalgam fillings are silver in color and highly noticeable. It is also worth mentioning that due to the silver fillings texture, these fillings expand or contract when exposed to hot or cold temperatures. Silver fillings also need enough space for the filling to be placed. This means extra tooth material to be removed.

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are made of resin composite that looks almost the same as the natural tooth. For this reason, patients are very fond of composite fillings, making them the most favorable choice. Moreover, these fillings bond with teeth better than metal fillings do. This helps strengthen the harmed teeth. Not to mention that they need less removal of the tooth than the needed amount for other dental fillings. Consequently, maintaining the teeth’s health.

Porcelain Fillings
Porcelain fillings are harder than composite fillings, and they look more natural. They also do not require a lot of tooth structure removal.
What is the Difference between Composite and Porcelain Fillings?

Both porcelain and composite fillings require using light that hardens the cement material. Composite resin is placed on the tooth where it is needed and gets hardened with the light. However, the porcelain filling is a hard pre-build filling that is bonded into the cavity. In cases where a tooth requires a cusp replacement, the recommended option is porcelain reconstruction of the tooth. And in cases where a tooth needs smaller fillings, composite resin fillings are recommended. At Levantine Dental Clinic both options are available. It’s a matter of working out with our patients which option suits their expectations and budget.


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