Composite Veneers and white fillings
Composite resins offer more than just cavity restoration. They can also address common functional issues, such as chips, cracks, minor gaps, and fractures. Additionally, composite resins can enhance the appearance of your smile by creating composite veneers. Compared to porcelain veneers, composite veneers provide a more conservative and affordable alternative.
Although porcelain veneers offer a more natural-looking result, composite veneers require little or no reshaping of the natural tooth. Treatment can also be completed on the same day, making it a convenient option at Dentist Whangaparaoa.
If you require a dental filling, it's important to consider the skill of the dentist performing the procedure.
Welcome to Hibiscus Care Dental! We understand that the quality of your dental fillings and the long-term health of your teeth can be significantly impacted by the expertise of the dentist performing the procedure. For this reason, we prioritize the skill and experience of our dental professionals and are dedicated to providing you with the highest level of care possible. You can trust us to ensure that your dental fillings are performed with precision and attention to detail for optimal results and long-term oral health.
Composite Fillings Whangaparaoa
If you require a dental filling in Dentist Whangaparaoa, composite resin fillings may be the solution you need. Understanding what composite resin fillings are and when you might need them is crucial since the average adult has three tooth fillings.
Composite fillings, which are made from tooth-coloured plastic and powdered glass, are a safe and effective option for restoring decayed teeth. The process begins with your Dentist Whangaparaoa cleaning and removing the cavity. You won't feel any discomfort since local anaesthetics are used. The dentist will then apply the composite resin to the tooth as a paste and shape it to fit perfectly. Finally, after curing the filling with LED light to harden it, the dentist will trim it down to your natural bite. The process usually takes 30 to 45 minutes per filling from start to finish.
If you're looking for a more affordable smile makeover option, cosmetic composite veneers may be worth considering. These veneers are made from the same composite resin material as fillings and can be applied directly to the surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. While they may not have the same level of durability and longevity as porcelain veneers, they can still provide a significant improvement in the aesthetic appeal of your smile. However, it's important to note that composite veneers may have limitations when it comes to shape and longevity compared to porcelain veneers. Consulting with your dentist can help you determine which option is best for you based on your individual needs and budget.
Of course, the best dental filling is no dental filling so make sure you brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss once a day and visit your dentist regularly for a check-up and clean. The first step to any dental treatment is a consultation and evaluation. So get in touch with our friendly team. We will book a time to sit down and discuss your treatment plan, the condition of your teeth, and other important factors.
If you have any inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact the Hibiscus Care Dental team, your trusted Dentist Whangaparaoa for all of your dental needs!
Amalgam fillings have a long track record since they were introduced in the early 1800's. This material was affordable, simple to use, and strong enough not to break under chewing loads, so it gained widespread acceptance within dentistry. However, dentistry has since evolved, and amalgam fillings are no longer favoured by dentists or patients.
Most of us are aware that amalgam fillings have mercury. So it makes sense to question whether your old amalgam filling is safe to stay in your mouth. A large number of studies have concluded that amalgam fillings pose no measurable health risk. The low level of mercury absorbed from them is not enough to create any toxic effects.
The decision to replace amalgam fillings has become more popular in recent times. So what are the lesser-known drawbacks of amalgam fillings?
From a clinical point of view, the main issue with dental amalgam is that it weakens and cracks the teeth it is on. This is because amalgam expands slightly as it fills and does not stick to the tooth around it, and thus often acts like a wedge, which eventually causes the tooth around it to break.
And as amalgam fillings aren’t bonded to tooth structure, they tend to leave a microscopic gap between the filling and the tooth. This provides a pathway for bacteria and nutrients to reach the inside of the tooth and begin the process of decay. The decay process is often slow but can cause significant damage over time.
So should all your amalgam fillings be replaced? The answer is no. Removing good amalgam fillings could be unnecessary. You should only replace the amalgam fillings when they are worn, if they are starting to crack your teeth, or if there is a leak. Most of the time, after the amalgam is removed, it is restored with composite resin filling. However, depending on the severity of the crack and the integrity of the tooth structure, a crown can be more ideal.
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Hibiscus Care Dental - Dentist Whangaparaoa
Of course, the best dental filling is no dental filling so make sure you brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss once a day and visit your dentist regularly for a check-up and clean.
The first step to any dental treatment is a consultation and evaluation. So get in touch with our friendly team. We will book a time to sit down and discuss your treatment plan, the condition of your teeth, and other important factors.
Composite resin fillings
Are you in need of a dental filling in Dentist Whangaparaoa? Composite resin fillings may be the solution you need! As the average adult has three tooth fillings, it's important to understand what composite resin fillings are and when you might need them.
Composite fillings, made from non-toxic, tooth-coloured plastic and powdered glass, are an excellent option for dental restoration of decayed teeth. To begin the procedure, your Dentist Whangaparaoa will first clean and remove the cavity. Don't worry, you won't feel a thing while the dentist is working on your teeth, thanks to local anaesthetics. The composite resin will then be applied to the tooth as a paste and shaped to fit perfectly. Finally, after curing the filling with LED light to harden it, the dentist will trim it down according to your natural bite. Typically, the process takes 30 to 45 minutes per filling from start to finish.
If you have any questions, don't hesitate to contact the Hibiscus Care Dental team, your go-to Dentist Whangaparaoa for all your dental needs!