Our approach to teeth filling
Worried about a cavity or toothache? We offer minimally invasive tooth coloured fillings that are healthy and aesthetic.
Capital Dental Care specialise in repairing decayed or damaged teeth. If you or a family member has teeth with cavities, chips or cracks, you should book an appointment as soon as possible and discuss treatment options.
Damaged teeth are more prone to tooth decay and infections, which can be more painful and costly to repair.
At Capital Dental Care, we offer restorative fillings to treat cavities or other tooth damage. Our team will first examine your mouth, remove the decay or damaged part of your tooth and then fill in with a premium tooth coloured filling of your choice.
We will also provide education and handy tips to help you prevent the need for additional fillings in the future.
Also known as resin fillings. They are made from acrylic resin that is reinforced with powdered glass quartz, silica or other ceramic particles. They are designed to match your tooth colour perfectly and do not contain any mercury or other metals.
Composite fillings can cover crack, chips and other defects on the front teeth and large holes on the back teeth. Composite fillings are the most widely used and cost-effective treatment option.
Upon checking your mouth and diagnosis, the dentist can begin the procedure by injecting a local anaesthesia to ensure a pain-free experience. In some situations, no anaesthesia is required, particularly when the cavity isn’t very deep or is tiny.
Next, the dentist will remove all decayed parts of the tooth, clean the area thoroughly before restoring the cavity with the composite filling. A special blue LED light is then utilised to ensure the filling sets within seconds.
Ceramic fillings are another option for patients in our clinic. These are a type of porcelain or zirconia fillings offering better longevity than composite fillings.
These are normally recommended for larger restorations or crowns and typically are fabricated outside of the mouth by a dental ceramist.
They are more expensive than composite fillings but will typically last longer.
What could be causing my toothache?
Your toothache can be caused by various reasons, such as:
- Tooth decay
- Tooth infection
- Infection of pulp inside the tooth
- Dental abscess
- Viral or fungal infection in the Sinus cavity
- Cracked tooth
- Damaged tooth
- Broken/loose filling
- Wisdom tooth stuck in gum or bone
- Accident or anything hitting the tooth
Do not ignore any toothache or self-treat by unregulated use of painkillers. You should always consult a dentist and follow their professional advice for the treatment of your toothache. More often than not, a toothache is a symptom of an underlying disease or infection that needs to be treated properly.
Are tooth fillings painful?
No. Dentists numb the gums and affected areas before filling your teeth. Your dentist will inject the area and close the affected teeth with an effective local anaesthetic. This causes numbness and ensures that you do not feel any pain, while they work on the infected teeth and complete the filling procedure. Although you are awake during the procedure, you are not troubled by any pain due to the desensitisation of the affected area.