Porcelain Fillings

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The porcelain filling is a simple and quick treatment that can be performed at your dentist’s office.

A filling is an effective way to restore damage from decay and restore a tooth’s normal function and shape. When a dentist gives you a porcelain filling, he/she removes the decayed tooth parts, cleans the affected area, and then fills it.

Importance of Porcelain Fillings

If left untreated, dental decay can spread beyond tooth enamel and into the softer portions of the tooth. If decay reaches the pulp, it may be too late for a filling—leaving root canal treatment or extraction as the only options. This is why your dentist wants to fill cavities before they worsen.

When enhancing the appearance of a tooth, the dentist scrapes the discoloured parts and fills the area with porcelain. The material is then used to restore the tooth to its normal shape so that it can function correctly.

Porcelain Filling Procedure

Before filling, your Hoppers Crossing dentist will use anaesthesia to numb your teeth, gums, and supporting tissues to avoid and lessen discomfort during the treatment. Next, the decay will be drilled out and replaced with a filling material.

When finished, your mouth will probably remain partially numb for a few hours. There are no significant risks associated with porcelain fillings, but be sure to keep your dentist’s contact details in case you have any concerns.

The most common purpose for getting porcelain fillings is to fill a cavity in the tooth. Porcelain fillings can also be used to fix any damage to teeth caused by teeth grinding (bruxism) or to replace part of a damaged tooth.

At-home Care

Porcelain filling care is no different from preventing cavities in the first place.

Here’s what everyone should do:

  • Brush your teeth thoroughly at least two times a day with fluoride-containing toothpaste, and floss daily
  • Limit sugary, sticky snacks
  • Rinse with an alcohol-free mouthrinse to lessen oral bacteria
  • Don’t use tobacco products, and limit foods that stain
  • Drink water instead of acidic drinks like sodas and juices
  • Avoid biting down on hard foods and chewing ice
  • See a dentist at least annually for check-ups and cleanings, and more often if recommended by your dentist

You can decrease your risk of tooth decay and other dental diseases by:

  1. Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  2. Flossing daily
  3. Eating a balanced diet
  4. Visiting the dentist regularly

Porcelain Fillings at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants

At Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants, we provide safe and effective fillings that help you preserve the natural functions of your teeth, prevent more advanced dental issues from taking place, and enhance the look of your smile.

For more information about porcelain fillings in Hoppers Crossing, call us on (03) 9749 1178 or request your appointment online.
We are located at 483 Sayers Road in Hoppers Crossing.

Frequently Asked Questions

How long do porcelain fillings last?

If cared for properly, a filling will last for 5-10 years before it needs to be replaced.

Will it be painful after the filling?

Usually, your tooth will remain sensitive to heat and cold for two days after the filling. This pain often is very mild. You should feel minimal to no pain and be back to normal in three days.

How do I take care of my porcelain fillings?

You can decrease your risk of tooth decay and other dental diseases by:

  1. Brushing your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste
  2. Flossing daily
  3. Eating a balanced diet
  4. Visiting the dentist regularly

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CONTACT INFO

Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants

Address: 1/483 Sayers Road, Hoppers Crossing, VIC 3029

Phone: (03) 9749 1178

Email: info@sayersdental.com.au

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LOCATION

Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants is located in Hoppers Crossing, only a few min away from Thomas Carr College.