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As people grow older, there will be a point of time where they will have certain problems with their teeth. This could be a high level of pain experienced while brushing, or it could be an increased sensitivity to extreme temperatures. Each of these is a sign of tooth decay, which is potentially caused by holes or cavities in the teeth. The worst part is that there could be holes and cavities forming in your teeth without even any warning signs.

To combat these problems, dental fillings are used not only to provide a significant amount of pain relief but also to restore the decaying tooth. A tooth filling is one of the most common dental procedures in the world. With the advancements in technology, they have become a relatively painless procedure and also one that is significantly easier to manage than it was in the past. Dental fillings can bring a damaged tooth back to its usual form and is often used to restore cavities.

A tooth filling’s primary purpose is to fill in any gaps in the teeth that may have been caused by decay. These fillings not only prevent further decay of the tooth but also restore the tooth shape and allow it to function without the patient feeling any kind of discomfort.

The procedure involves numbing the tooth and the area surrounding it. Once the area is numbed, the dentist will remove and clean out any decayed parts. The primary purpose behind this is to retain as much natural tooth structure as possible. Once the decay has been fully cleaned out, then the remaining cavities are disinfected. After the disinfection process, a resin is put in the gaps where it fills up any empty space and hardens. The dentist will then chip away at the hardened parts to bring the tooth back to its natural shape.

The best part about dental fillings is that they are built to have a particularly long lifespan. This is hardly surprising considering that the filling is expected to stay in a bacteria-filled environment that is wet for 24 hours a day. A modern tooth filling can easily last up to 12-20 years. However, certain problems might cause the filling to show gaps early on.

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If you require a dental filling in Melbourne, then reach out to Premier Dental Group today and we’ll take care of it.

Our highly qualified team of professionals are well versed in dealing with complex procedures for our patients so you can be assured that when it comes to a simple procedure like a tooth filling, we will be able to do the job in such a way that the experience will be virtually painless.

We do not exclusively focus on treatment, rather we also take into account the comfort of the patient while they are having any procedure done with us. We are committed to providing a worry-free experience, where the patient does not have any apprehension whatsoever. When you approach us for a tooth filling, we will create a personalised treatment plan that will be focused on ensuring that you have zero discomforts.

Ignoring tooth decay can be dangerous, as it can result in a multitude of infections that might spread at such a rate that it will become too late to save the tooth. So, if you are experiencing any kind of toothache and are unable to determine the reason, then contact Premier Dental Group today and book your appointment. As mentioned earlier, certain tooth decay problems can occur without any warning signs so its best to have a check-up with your dentist on a regular basis.

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What are dental fillings?

Dental fillings are resin materials used to fill holes or cracks in a tooth to increase strength, improve appearance, and restore shape. With over 90% of Australians struggling with some form of tooth decay, this dental procedure is incredibly common.

When are dental fillings needed?

We advise patients to receive fillings when a tooth has experienced decay, cracks or where an old filling has become worn. Occasionally fillings are required after a tooth has become sensitive or painful and occasionally they are required before there are any symptoms, to prevent any further issues.

What are the causes of tooth decay? ​

Tooth decay is one of the most common dental health issues affecting Australians. There are a number of reasons you might be experiencing this issue. A build up of bacteria around the teeth can be one contributing factor. Dietary factors also play a role in the development of tooth decay, particularly where sugary or acidic foods and drinks are regularly consumed. Other factors can contribute to the risk of tooth decay such as certain medications, natural defects in a tooth and more.

How to know when you need a filling?
  • An incidental finding at your dentist appointment

  • You have pain when chewing. 

  • Sugary or cold foods are sensitive to your teeth. 

  • You see or feel a hole in your tooth.

Contact us today to set up an appointment to assess if you need any fillings.