Do you have a cavity? It is important to treat it as soon as possible to avoid any bacterial infection. Thanks to the digital X-rays and latest technology we use at Dominion Dental, we can diagnose tooth decay as early as possible. Diagnosing the tooth decay in the early stages is important. If it is not diagnosed it may affect other teeth.
Tooth decay can nether reverse or stop on its own. It is a sad reality. Delaying your treatment will only worsen the situation for you. Therefore, it is highly recommended opting for dental treatment as soon as possible.
We are using safe, natural-looking, and the latest Composite filling methods and offering Amalgam Filling removal to our patients after proper examination. Our team of professional dentists will discuss all the details with you before the start of the treatment. They will inform you about the best possible method for you. And once you agree to it, your treatment will start.
A composite filling is a tooth-coloured plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the colour of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.
Metals: Gold or silver amalgam are the most common metals used for a cavity filling. Gold fillings can cost as much as 10 times more than silver amalgam fillings, but some people prefer the appearance of gold to silver fillings if they want the durability of metal versus a less-durable composite material. Some people don’t like the appearance of metal fillings, but metal fillings can last as long as 10-15 years before they need to be replaced.
Ceramic: A ceramic cavity filling (usually made of porcelain) is tooth-coloured, and it may be less likely to show tooth stains over time than a composite cavity filling. But the price is a factor—a ceramic filling can be nearly as expensive as a gold cavity filling.
Glass Ionomer: This blend of acrylic and glass is used to create a cavity filling that releases fluoride to help protect teeth. But a glass ionomer cavity filling is less durable than other types and may need to be replaced in as little as five years.
Experienced Family Dentists on Dominion Road, Mt Roskill, Auckland