Whether you need a new filling or if you want to replace an old one, improve the condition and appearance of a tooth with composite fillings from Smart Dental Care.
If you experience a sharp, shooting pain or sensitivity when eating hot, cold or sweet food, you might have dental caries (decay) and need a filling. If you get this pain in a tooth that’s already filled, that may indicate the filling is a poor fit - or old and needs to be renewed.
Composite fillings are a popular option because they are tooth-coloured and undetectable. While amalgam fillings are strong and long-lasting, they can affect your self-confidence because of their dark, metallic appearance. This can be noticeable to others when you open your mouth if you have amalgam fillings on multiple teeth.
From the first point of contact, our team at will make sure you’re comfortable and well-informed about your options and the treatment process. Your dentist's only concern is to
At your consultation, your dentist will be happy to answer any questions you have to ensure you’re at ease. Once you’re fully informed and happy to get out of pain, improve your dental health and start your return to normality, your dentist will take impressions. This is to make sure the composite filling is a perfect match in shape and size for your comfort when chewing food.
Then they’ll mix the composite resin to be a perfect shade for your teeth and get to work, sculpting the resin into the tooth to seal it carefully. Under your direction, your dentist can cleverly shape this resin to not only seal the tooth, but give it a more desirable shape. This can help if the tooth to be filled also has a chip, getting twice the benefits from this single treatment.
After your initial consultation, you’ll attend an examination to make sure your teeth and gums are healthy and to explore if any other fillings are needed. The dentist will take impressions of your teeth and gums. This is to allow your dentist to shape your new composite filling to match your current bite to ensure comfort when eating.
The tooth to receive the composite filling will be cleaned and prepared. Your dentist will begin applying the resin mixture in layers, hardening it with a curing light in between layers to guarantee a perfect seal and maximise its strength.
You’ll be free to return to your daily routine right away - for deeper fillings you may experience some tenderness for a few days afterwards whilst your treated tooth settles down and this is normal and can be managed with paracetamol or ibuprofen.