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Restorative Dentistry

Composite ( white) FILLING

A composite or white (tooth coloured) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling.

 

Due to their natural appearance and strength, white composite fillings are becoming an increasingly popular choice with patients as they are able to be colour matched, making them indistinguishable from your natural teeth and have more advantages than silver fillings.

 

Reconstructive crowns & bridgework

A combination of crowns and bridges can be used to effectively reconstruct your smile giving you full function and improving the shape and colour of your teeth and a bridge is used to replace a missing tooth.

 

Dental crowns are often required when a tooth is no longer structurally sound , either from having had root canal treatment or a large filling . This cosmetic dental treatment can also be used to brighten and improve the appearance of one’s smile by covering broken, chipped, stained or discoloured teeth or by modifying the shape of a tooth. Dental crowns are custom-made in Melbourne for each individual patient and can be matched to existing teeth .

 

What’s involved in creating dental crowns or bridge?

Constructing a dental crown or bridge generally requires two appointments with your dentist. During the first appointment the existing tooth is prepared to receive dental crown, impressions are taken and a temporary crown is placed over the prepared tooth. At the next visit, the temporary crown is removed and replaced by the new custom-made dental crown. The new crown is adjusted and cemented into place, providing a more long term natural looking aesthetic solution. Dental crowns and bridges can be constructed from a range of materials. Your dentist will discuss which material will be most appropriate for your individual situation.

 

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