Dental fillings can restore decayed and damaged teeth, closing off spaces where bacteria can enter and cause further complications. At Manningham Dental, our highly trained dentists can provide tooth filling procedures for patients of all ages. We’re also capable of removing amalgam fillings that have since become obsolete due to mercury exposure.
When restoring damaged teeth, there are many different tooth coloured materials for you to choose from. Our experts generally select the appropriate type of material for the given situation to optimise the health and functional longevity of your teeth. Some tooth-coloured materials are better than others in terms of strength, wear resistance and aesthetic appearance, while others release fluoride and offer better resistance to decay.
Unlike amalgam fillings that require the removal of tooth structure for mechanical retention, all of our dental fillings bond to the existing tooth structure. Typical materials used include porcelain, composite resin (similar to plastic) and glass ionomers (fluoride releasing glass particles). We use extremely conservative methods when restoring teeth, as there is no substitute for natural enamel. Typically, we only remove parts of the tooth structure that have suffered decay and disease. This means less drilling is performed during preparation for the tooth filling.
Manningham Dental is the number one choice for performing dental fillings and removing amalgam fillings. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you. Alternatively, you can make an appointment for dental fillings at your earliest convenience.