Dental Fillings at Adelaide Dental Spa
Dental decay compromises the structure of teeth, leading them to deterioration and fractures. Even worse, cavities can spread into adjacent teeth, involving multiple areas before the infection is treated. Removing the decay and repairing the cavity with a dental filling offers both restorative and cosmetic advantages, filling in the area with white composite that bonds closely with your tooth structure.
Direct and Indirect Fillings
Traditional fillings are direct restorations, which we shape by hand. After we clean away the decaying tooth structure, a matching composite is placed into the opening and cured to the tooth. The colour is specially matched so that your tooth appears whole again.
An indirect filling is one that we make for larger areas of structural damage. After we’ve prepped your tooth, a 3D scan is taken to create a virtual model of the area being treated. From there, our in-house CEREC CAD/CAM milling machine creates a custom indirect filling from a solid block of porcelain. Indirect fillings are more durable when there’s a larger area to repair. Because 3D scanning is so accurate, the indirect restoration will fit your tooth precisely as possible.
Both of these types of fillings are made and placed on the same day at Adelaide Dental Spa. There’s no need for a separate follow-up appointment.