Minimally Invasive Tooth-Coloured Fillings
Tooth Fillings Albury
Repair your teeth with minimally invasive techniques. Cosmetic filling materials improve the way your smile looks as well as how the teeth function.
Addressing tooth decay or broken fillings as early as possible helps Dr Vinayak Chowdhry keep your treatments minimally invasive and preserve as much natural tooth structure as possible.
Tooth-coloured (white) composite dental fillings allow Dr Vinayak Chowdhry to prepare less tooth surface and help rebuild the tooth’s anatomy, preserving your existing healthy enamel.
An advantage of tooth-coloured fillings is that they bond directly to your enamel, allowing them to be placed in areas that traditional silver fillings cannot.
Each composite filling is carefully matched to adjacent tooth enamel so that it blends in as naturally as possible, creating the appearance of a full, healthy tooth.
Many patients also elect to have their existing silver fillings replaced with aesthetically pleasing composite fillings. Over time, silver fillings can leak out and cause bluish-grey staining in your tooth enamel.
Dr Vinayak Chowdhry can let you know if any of your silver fillings are approaching the age of breakdown.
Get Treatment As Soon as Possible
Waiting too long to have a tooth filled can cause advancement in tooth decay, fractures in the enamel, and permanent nerve damage to a tooth.
If you think you have a cavity, schedule a visit with us right away so that we can treat it while it is as small as possible, protecting your tooth as well as your budget.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do tooth-coloured fillings look natural?
Yes. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, tooth-coloured fillings are custom-mixed resin composite. The composite material is matched to your tooth colour and bonded directly onto the tooth. This usually results in a filling that is nearly unnoticeable from your natural tooth.
Are tooth-coloured fillings safe?
How long does a tooth filling last?
Depending on the type of filling, fillings can last up to 12 years.
Fillings are placed under constant pressure and movement from eating or even grinding, and this can cause fillings to wear and tear away faster.