Dental Fillings

We understand how important dental preventative measures are. However, even with the best practices, cavities can sometimes occur. But fear not! We’re here to help you maintain a healthy smile with our high-quality fillings.

Addressing Cavities with Confidence

Think of them as invisible shields for your teeth. These thin, painted-on coatings are applied to the chewing surfaces of your molars and premolars, the areas most susceptible to cavities.

A Range of Filling Options

Whether your cavity is small or large, we have the expertise and materials to choose the perfect filling solution for you. We prioritize both functionality and aesthetics, ensuring your teeth remain strong and your smile radiant.

Early Detection, Timely Treatment

Experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity? Don't wait for the problem to worsen. Schedule an appointment with us promptly. Early intervention can prevent small cavities from developing into major issues, saving you time, money, and discomfort.

Comfort Matters

We understand that dental procedures can cause anxiety. That's why we offer various options to ensure your comfort, including sedation dentistry and local anesthesia. Let us know your needs, and we'll create a personalized treatment plan that prioritizes your well-being.

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Don't Let Cavities Hold You Back!

Schedule your appointment today! We offer a warm and welcoming environment and a dedicated team passionate about your oral health. Take the first step towards a healthier, happier smile with Beecroft Smiles Dental Surgery

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Investing in Prevention

At Beecroft Smiles, we believe in proactive dental care. We offer fissure sealants for children, especially crucial for protecting their developing molars from cavities. With these preventive measures, your child can enjoy a healthy smile for years to come.

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Popular Questions Answered....

  • Amalgam (Silver) Fillings: Known for their durability, amalgam fillings can last about 10 to 15 years, sometimes longer, with proper care.
  • Composite Resin Fillings: Typically last between 5 to 7 years, although advancements in materials are improving their longevity.
  • Gold Fillings: Gold is exceptionally durable and can last 15 to 30 years, but it’s also the most expensive option.
  • Ceramic Fillings: These can last more than 15 years due to their resistance to staining and abrasion.
  • Glass Ionomer Fillings: Generally the least durable, lasting about 5 years, and often used for temporary fillings or in areas not subject to heavy chewing.
  • Amalgam (Silver) Fillings: Durable and cost-effective, ideal for back teeth where the filling won’t be visible.
  • Composite Resin Fillings: Tooth-colored fillings that blend in with natural teeth, suitable for visible areas.
  • Gold Fillings: Highly durable and biocompatible, but more expensive and noticeable.
  • Ceramic Fillings: Made of porcelain, resistant to staining, and aesthetically pleasing, but can be as expensive as gold.
  • Glass Ionomer Fillings: Release fluoride to help protect teeth, but less durable and primarily used in specific cases, like fillings below the gum line or in young children.

The “best” type of filling varies depending on the individual’s needs, including the filling’s location, the extent of the decay, aesthetic preferences, and budget. For instance, composite resins are preferred for their natural appearance, while amalgam or gold might be chosen for their durability in molars that withstand significant chewing forces.

The process of getting a dental filling typically involves numbing the area around the tooth, so you shouldn’t feel pain during the procedure. Some sensitivity or discomfort may occur once the anesthesia wears off, especially if the decay was deep or close to the nerve. This discomfort is usually temporary and can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers. Your dentist will also provide care instructions to help minimize sensitivity and ensure a smooth recovery.