While we often associate cavities with kids, tooth
decay is one of the most prevalent preventable
diseases in adults and children. Tooth decay occurs
when the mouth becomes overly acidic due to sugar,
starch or the consumption of acidic foods and
beverages. Acid softens enamel, making it easier for
bacteria to breach the protective tooth enamel coating
and cause caries, commonly known as cavities or tooth
Other contributing factors to tooth decay include overlapping teeth, poor oral hygiene, and substandard nutrition. Our Sydney CBD dentists are skilled and experienced at treating cavities and repairing teeth to promote excellent oral health and longevity. Untreated cavities can lead to discomfort when eating and drinking, tooth infections and even the need for tooth extraction.
Tooth-Coloured Fillings in Sydney CBD
At A Better Smile Dental Centre, we offer a range of discreet options for repairing and preventing future tooth decay. We use various materials for tooth fillings, such as composite fillings (bonding) or ceramic. Aesthetically, these are often preferred alternatives to silver or gold amalgam types of fillings as they are much harder to see.
When a white filling is of small or moderate size, it
can often be restored directly with composite resin.
However, more extensive restorations are best
performed using a stronger, more durable ceramic
material, such as a dental crown, which we create
in our onsite laboratory.
Our dentists apply direct fillings chairside, usually in
a single dental appointment in our dental clinic. We
ensure patient comfort by using powerful
anaesthetics to numb the tooth and surrounding
areas for the most pain-free experience.
Full Dental Crowns in Lane Cove and Sydney
Our dentists often recommend a dental crown when decay compromises the tooth structure. Dental crowns act
like a protective helmet, covering the entire tooth down to the gumline. Dental crowns can keep teeth from
splitting or breaking down, resulting in additional dental appointments.
Ceramic Onlays are also extremely strong and
durable. Their fit, shape and bite are superior when
compared to composite restorations. They are
used with teeth that require more repair than a
regular filling. Ceramic onlays are also effective for
front teeth as they are tooth-coloured and can be
shaded to match the surrounding teeth.
Onlays make an excellent alternative to the more
traditional dental crown procedure. Many situations
that would have previously required a crown can
now be restored with more conservative, strong,
and shock absorbent ceramic onlays.
How Do I Prevent Tooth Decay?
How Do I Prevent Tooth Decay?
A healthy diet of whole, nutritious foods including protein, grains, fruits, and vegetables supports healthy teeth and a healthy body. Avoiding foods containing processed sugar, starches, energy drinks, and soft drinks is good advice for your teeth and whole-body wellness.
We recommend you maintain good oral hygiene at home by brushing with fluoride toothpaste and flossing your teeth. Also, by keeping current with dental cleans and check-ups, you help our dentists monitor your oral health and identify instances of decay when they are smaller and easier to treat.
Contact Your Lane Cove Or Sydney CBD Dental Clinic
We invite you to reach out to arrange a dental appointment. We warmly welcome new patients and are a judgement-free dental practice. Even if it has been some time since your last dental clean and check-up, we will help you restore your oral health and smile.