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Dental Fillings in Melbourne CBD

Early detection of a tooth that requires a filling can save you both time and money. The filling itself acts as a ‘plug’ when part of the original structure has been lost due to tooth decay or trauma. At Collins Dental Image, we treat damaged teeth with white or tooth-coloured fillings to restore the tooth’s structure, function, and return some of the lost strength. This treatment seals the inner portion of the tooth so bacteria can’t enter and cause more decay.

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What Are the Benefits?

Happy man in dental chairFillings relieve pain while restoring the tooth. In order to catch problems early, sometimes even before they cause pain, our dentists use X-rays and/ or video transillumination to identify problems. We also look into what may have caused decay, like diet or saliva flow issues, and provide recommendations to prevent decay from becoming a long-term problem.

What to Expect

We’ll examine the amount of decay and tooth structure involved before discussing your treatment options. Usually you will need to book a subsequent appointment so that we have sufficient time to provide you with a high-quality,long lasting, comfortable restoration. In cases of severe damage, porcelain inlays or crowns may be necessary, however we will discuss this with you if required.

During treatment we will isolate the tooth from the rest of the mouth with a rubber dam, to prevent saliva from entering the tooth, which allows for better bonding and enhances the longevity of a filling, as well as preventing you from swallowing all the particles of old filling materials.

Why Choose Collins Dental Image?

Though our preventative dental care program we aim to ensure you never need a filling. Our regular patients rarely experience decay, unless they’ve undergone changes in their general health, medications, or diet. When decay does occur, we find it’s often around previous fillings, usually done at another practice. Our use of rubber dam helps ensure we are delivering the best that dentistry has to offer.

If you do need a filling, we will take great pride in restoring your tooth’s appearance and function without damaging the underlying nerve so you are less likely to need root canal therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long will fillings last?

Patients who eat a low-sugar diet and keep up with brushing, flossing, and fluoride treatments can expect this to be a long-term solution.

Is there any pain after the procedure?

You may experience sensitivity to heat or cold for up to six weeks. If you continue to feel pain, you might need root canal treatment to resolve pre-existing damage to the nerve.

Do you use local anaesthetic?

We minimise the discomfort of applying local anaesthesia by starting with topical anaesthesia or using The Wand™, an almost painless local anaesthetic technology.

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Any invasive or surgical procedure may carry risks. Before moving forward, it is recommended that you seek a second opinion from an appropriately licensed medical professional.


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