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Dental Fillings in Southport

Woman with beautiful straight teethAt Dental On Falconer, we provide modern dentistry to suit the needs of all ages. Though amalgam (silver) fillings used to be the standard for addressing decay and cavities, today, tooth-coloured restorations are generally used. Available at our practice, these white fillings are typically made of composite resin and will blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth.

A filling will adhere to the surface of your tooth, so it doesn’t require that much of the existing tooth structure is stripped away. The material used will be colour-matched to the rest of your teeth so that nobody will notice the cavity.


Other Materials for Fillings

The use of white, composite resin fillings is technique-sensitive and requires the control of moisture. As such, there may be certain situations in which they aren’t suitable. On these rare occasions, we will discuss our recommendations with you and can use an alternative material.

The Signs of Tooth Decay

You may wonder if there are indicators that you require a filling. Tooth decay is not always noticeable, which is why it’s vital that you keep your biyearly dental checkups. Some of the common symptoms that you might detect include

  • Food catching inside teeth
  • Pain during chewing
  • Rough spots that can be felt with your tongue
  • Sensitivity to food and drink

Inlays Available

In some cases, a dental inlay may be the most appropriate option. An inlay is a filling that covers the grooves of teeth but does not extend to the cusps of the tooth. If your tooth has been affected by decay, a break or a fracture but the cusps aren’t affected or if a large dental filling Southport will weaken the tooth, an inlay may be the best option. It is also suitable for cases where there is not enough tooth structure left to support a dental crown.

Want to Learn More?

Contact our practice today to schedule your first appointment with our friendly team! Same-day visits are available.

* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Dental Fillings Southport QLD | (07) 5571 0866