Fillings are excellent for anything from repairing a chip to filling in a dental cavity caused by decay of the tooth. With recent advancements in cosmetic dentistry, they have also become unnoticeable, and much less hassle for you. We only use white fillings which are set on placement so you don’t have to wait before you can chew with them. Getting a filling is no longer a lengthy ordeal – we can have you looking great and pain free in no time at all.
This is by far the most common indication for anyone requiring a dental filling. In this day and age dental decay is largely preventable. It is formed through a mix of issues including diet, neglect and lack of attendance for dental maintenance. At Pennant Hills Dental Centre we pride ourselves on not just performing exceptional quality treatments but also educating our patients in all aspects of prevention and maintenance.
To book an appointment for a filling or any of our other dental services, contact our friendly team and they will be happy to help you.
Fissure caries occurs because plaque becomes trapped in the bottom of the fissure grooves where enamel is very thin and easily penetrated. This is the most common form of caries in children.
Proximal caries occurs when plaque is allowed to accumulate between teeth. These areas are difficult to reach with a toothbrush, and caries often occurs in patients who do not floss.
Root caries occurs following bone loss and gum recession (which most commonly results from periodontitis). Because roots are not protected by enamel, caries can progress quickly.