Dental Fillings

Quality Dental Fillings for Optimal Oral Health

At Oral Square Dental Care, we prioritise your oral health and offer high-quality dental fillings to restore teeth damaged by decay, cracks, or tooth cavities. Our team of experienced dentists specialises in providing effective and long-lasting dental fillings. By incorporating a range of materials, including amalgam and composite fillings, we ensure optimal function, aesthetics, and patient satisfaction.

Addressing Decay Early

It is important to address signs of decay, cavities, or cracks promptly. Neglecting these dental issues can lead to significant problems, potentially impacting surrounding teeth. Our dental fillings provide a reliable solution to restore teeth to their normal function and shape, preventing further oral health complications.

Several factors are considered when deciding what type of filling to use in a tooth cavity, including the location and extent of the decay, the cost of the filling material, insurance coverage and our professional recommendation.

Types of Tooth Fillings

Dental fillings have advanced greatly in the past decades and so you will see a variety of different fillings available, each with its advantages and disadvantages.

The most common tooth fillings are:

Gold Fillings

Gold fillings are not as popular as they once were. Gold is a highly durable and effective filling, however, they are expensive, and several follow-up appointments may be required.

Silver Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings have been used for many years due to their longevity and strength. These fillings are made of a blend of metals, including mercury, silver, copper, tin, and occasionally zinc. Amalgam fillings are particularly suitable for restoring molars and premolars in areas with high chewing pressure, but they may not look aesthetically pleasing.

Ceramic Fillings

Ceramic fillings are made of stain-resistant porcelain but can be as expensive as gold. Unlike composite fillings, ceramic fillings are less prone to staining over time. They are also highly durable, lasting for a minimum of 15 years, and are therefore considered a wise investment despite their higher cost.

Glass Ionomer Fillings

Glass-ionomer cement is an acrylic/glass composite available in tooth-coloured shades. Although it is not as robust as composite resin, it serves as an ideal option for temporary fillings. Moreover, it has numerous other applications, including fissure sealants.

Composite Resin Fillings

Composite fillings offer high aesthetics because of their versatility and colour-matching teeth shades, but they may be less durable than amalgam fillings. Composite fillings are bonded to the tooth, offering a natural appearance while restoring function.

A Comfortable Filling Procedure

Oral Square Dental Care prioritises your comfort throughout the filling procedure. If necessary, our dentists will use a local anesthetic to numb the area surrounding the tooth. They will then meticulously clean the decayed or damaged portion before applying the chosen filling material. With our expertise and commitment to gentle dentistry, we ensure a comfortable and efficient filling experience.

Longevity and Maintenance

Our dental fillings are designed to last for years, providing optimal function without any issues. However, it is important to maintain good oral hygiene practices and attend regular check-ups to detect any signs of potential problems. In some cases, fillings may crack, break, or become dislodged due to excessive force or poor oral hygiene. Our team will closely monitor your fillings during routine check-ups to address any concerns promptly.

Optimal Oral Health Starts with Oral Square Dental Care

At Oral Square Dental Care, we are committed to maintaining and enhancing your oral health. Our range of dental fillings, which include amalgam and composite options, provide reliable solutions for restoring damaged teeth.

Don’t delay in restoring your smile – book an appointment with our experienced team today.