If you have a cavity that isn't too severe, we will most likely treat it using a dental filling. In this process, we remove the decayed part of the tooth and then fill the area on the tooth where the decayed material once lived.
We also use fillings to repair cracked or broken teeth that have been worn down from habits like nail-biting or teeth grinding.
What type of filling should I use?
At Quagga Dentist, we will do an assessment to determine which type of filling is best for you. The type of filling you receive will depend on a variety of factors including, the extent of the damage, the cost and whether you are allergic to certain materials.
We provide the following types of tooth-coloured fillings:
These are tooth-coloured fillings that provide good durability and resistance to fracture. They can be used on either the front or back teeth. They are a good choice for people who prefer that their fillings look more natural.
Porcelain fillings are a lot harder than composite fillings and more natural-looking, blending very well with the surrounding tooth structures.
Aftercare for fillings
Avoid hard, chewy, or sticky foods after for up to two weeks after the procedure. If you're experiencing tooth sensitivity, you may need to avoid hot or cold drinks and foods. Read more here about instructions you need to follow after receiving a filling.