FILLINGS & RESTORATIONS
Here at Cotton Tree Dental, we believe that prevention is better than cure when it comes to looking after the health of your teeth and gums. However, should you have a tooth that develops tooth decay, or a tooth or filling has broken away, we can provide you with a range of options to ensure your teeth are restored to their natural shape and function.
Fillings are used to repair the damaged tooth, whilst also preventing more bacteria from entering. We offer a range of filling materials to best suit your needs, such as composite resin (tooth-coloured fillings), amalgam (silver fillings), and glass-ionomer cement (GIC).
TYPES OF FILLINGS
Composite resin is a commonly used filling material that is matched to the natural colour of your teeth. This material in "glued" onto the surface of your tooth and shaped to match your tooth's original form. The finished results of these fillings are durable, and best of all they are made to look exactly like your natural tooth!
Amalgam, also known as silver fillings, are an extremely durable and long-lasting filling material. Due to its silver colour and strength, it is primarily used on the biting surface of teeth towards the back on the mouth.
This filling material is made up of acrylic acids and fine glass, and can be applied to areas of teeth with little to no drilling or preparation needed. These fillings are well suited for gum line areas.
Each filling material has benefits and limitations, so some types may be a better option for you, depending on the situation.