Promote good oral health and wellbeing with teeth fillings courtesy of Woden Dental Centre in Canberra. Teeth fillings are used to fill a hole or cavity, with the decayed portion of the tooth removed. They are also used to repair cracked or broken teeth, as well teeth that have worn down over the years. This helps restore them to a much healthier state, and to function normally without further damage. It also helps to relieve pain and sensitivity when ingesting food and drink. Teeth fillings can be made from a variety of different materials, such as:
- Amalgam: Made from a mix of silver, tin, copper, mercury and zinc
- Composite Resin: A natural-looking substance that can match the colour of other teeth
- Glass Ionomer Cement: Used on baby teeth or in areas where there’s not much biting force
- Gold and Porcelain: Are long-lasting and can match colour of other teeth.