Composite resin fillings in Newcastle NSW

Treat decay with a silver-free smile using tooth-coloured fillings.

Tooth decay is most often the result of poor oral hygiene. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling can repair cavities and prevent further decay. However, amalgam (silver) fillings affect the appearance of your smile. Composite resin fillings offer a durable and discreet alternative for fixing minor cracks and chips.

At Charlestown Dental Centre, our dentists are experts in providing comfortable and professional fillings. We can even replace older amalgam fillings with new tooth-coloured fillings, for those who want to remove silver from their smiles. Arrange an appointment with our dedicated dentists in Newcastle NSW today. 

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What is a composite resin filling?

A filling is used to repair damage to a tooth by restoring its original function and shape. A composite resin filling is a tooth-coloured filling that consists of a plastic and ceramic mixture. 

Designed for use on either front or back teeth, composite resin fillings help to strengthen and support the tooth, in turn reducing the risk of further damage. 

Unlike silver amalgam fillings, tooth-coloured resin is also the perfect cosmetic choice because it is colour-matched to your teeth and then polished to be practically unnoticeable. 

Repair decayed teeth and enhance the look of your smile with composite resin fillings at Charlestown Dental Centre.

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The composite resin filling procedure

Your composite filling procedure will begin with a thorough examination of your teeth and smile. We will also discuss your treatment in detail, as well as any questions you may have.

The dentist will then remove the decay from your tooth, and clean the infected area. The composite resin will then be bonded directly to the tooth using an adhesive, with a laser light hardening each layer. This resin will be moulded to fit well with the natural tooth and polished to help prevent staining. 

This painless procedure tends to take less than one hour. It usually requires more time than that to place a metal filling, as the tooth must be kept clean and dry while a cavity is being filled with composite resin.

Note that the bonding process may not be appropriate for larger cavities, especially if you grind or clench your teeth. In this case, an inlay or onlay may be more suitable. During your consultation, we will present you with recommended treatment options so that you can make an informed decision.

Book an appointment for composite resin fillings in Newcastle

At Charlestown Dental Centre, we offer composite resin fillings for both adults’ and children’s teeth. Prevent further cavity damage and arrange an appointment today for fillings with our friendly dental team in Newcastle, NSW. 

Of course, the best solution is prevention. Cavities can be avoided by brushing and flossing regularly and attending your scheduled dental appointments. Only a dentist can detect whether or not you need a filling, which is why oral health checkups are so important. Contact us today to organise a regular dental visit.

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Frequently asked questions

Do I need a filling?

There are several symptoms that may indicate you need a filling. While a toothache is a common sign, sensitivity to temperature, pressure or sweet foods can also point to the need for fillings. You may also find chewing or biting painful.

However, you need to address a cavity as soon as possible once you notice it, even if it is not painful – which often only occurs once the cavity is large and deep. During the dental filling process, the decayed portion of the tooth will be removed and filled to prevent further damage that can lead to serious issues. 

What are composite resin fillings made of?

Composite resin fillings consist of powdered glass quartz, silica or other ceramic materials, which are then mixed with a plastic base. These tooth-coloured fillings are extremely popular, thanks to their natural look and feel.

How long do composite resin fillings last?

Composite resin fillings tend to last between five and ten years, depending on where it is located, how well it is maintained and personal habits. 

Fillings on the front teeth generally last longer as they are subjected to less pressure while biting and chewing. On the other hand, certain behaviours can reduce the length of time a filling lasts, with a sugary diet, teeth grinding and poor oral hygiene all increasing the risk of damage.

How much do composite resin fillings cost?

The cost of composite resin fillings varies according to the amount and extent of fillings required. At Charlestown Dental Centre, we will tailor your treatment plan to your needs and prepare a written estimate based on your initial examination. 

To learn more about pricing for tooth-coloured fillings in Newcastle NSW, please contact us or book a consultation online.


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