Tooth Filling Melbourne
Permanent Tooth Filling
Tooth Coloured Fillings
Cavities and small fractures leave many teeth with defects that progress over time if untreated.
Today, tooth-colored composite resin fillings blend into the tooth and provide an excellent option for restoring broken down teeth.
Dr Somana specializes in using tooth coloured fillings to that blend seamlessly with the natural tooth restoring both strength and aesthetics.
Whilst many dentists continue to use amalgam fillings which contain mercury, Dr Somana only uses tooth coloured mercury-free fillings.
Teeth with decay can cause long-term damage, chronic pain, and tooth sensitivity. Dr Somana recommends immediate treatment in order to prevent further damage.
If you have old, unsightly amalgam fillings and want to replace them with tooth coloured fillings, please schedule an online consult to discuss your options.
Major benefits of tooth-coloured restorations
- Beautiful in appearance
- Completed in a single visit
- Less chance of tooth cracking
Tooth coloured composite resin fillings are durable enough to endure the impact of chewing and biting while also providing a more natural appearance that blends with the colour of the tooth.
Give our office a call today to discuss replacing your amalgam fillings with tooth-coloured fillings.
These natural looking fillings come in different shades & colours to match your tooth.
They are durable and long-lasting. In doing so, Dr Somana subscribes to the principles of biomimetic dentistry and was one of the first dentists in Australia to do so.
This simply means Dr Somana removes very little of your healthy natural tooth but is able to restore damaged teeth to their natural state by using materials that closely mimic the natural look and feel of teeth.
Tooth-coloured restorations look natural and can be virtually undetectable.
If you are seeking a cosmetic dentist who specializes in tooth-coloured fillings, then look no further than Dr Somana and the team at Signature Dentistry.
Tooth-coloured fillings are now harder and thus share a comparable longevity to older generation amalgam fillings.
A small tooth-coloured filling could last a lifetime, and larger such fillings can be expected to last many years.
Several factors determine the life span of a particular tooth-coloured filling.
- Grinding- if you grind your teeth (bruxer) or a heavy tooth clencher you run the risk of breaking or chipping the fillings as well as your natural teeth.
- How well the filling placed in the tooth. Placing or filling a tooth with tooth coloured filings are very technique sensitive. They require a great deal of patience and attention to detail to be placed properly.
- The size of the filling- generally speaking larger fillings, especially on back teeth, won’t last as long as smaller fillings on front teeth.
Your unique smile makeover begins with a quick phone call to our office and arranging a consult with Dr Somana.
Having trained extensively overseas including completing a Master’s Degree in dentistry, Dr Somana has built his practice on a patient focused foundation providing the highest quality dentistry and care.