Fillings, Inlays and Onlays by Our Dentist in Wollongong
Shellharbour City Dental provides you with a full range of dental treatment options and gives you the information you need to enable you to make the best possible decision about your dental needs, or emergency dental treatment
Fillings are performed for a variety of tooth related issues the most common being cavities (or caries). When detected early enough a tooth with a hole can be filled. For this the soft and diseased tooth structure is cleaned away and the area restored back to its original shape and size with a filling material. Regular check-ups (we recommend 6 monthly visits for most patients) are essential to this as the earlier a cavity is detected the less tooth structure damage that occurs and the stronger the remaining tooth will be once filled. This can avoid more extensive and expensive procedures such as root canal treatments, crowns or extractions. At Shellharbour City Dental we suggest you have regular (at least every 2 years) dental x-rays so that we can check the areas of your teeth that we cannot see visually. This is very important as often holes in teeth are not symptomatic even when very large and sometimes your dentist cannot see the hole with a visual exam alone until it is too late to fix the problem with a filling by itself. At Shellharbour City Dental we use the highest quality composite bonding techniques and materials to provide beautiful looking fillings that in many instances are hard to pick from an unfilled tooth, are strong and long lasting.
Inlays and onlays are another method of filling teeth. They are less commonly used then fillings as they are more expensive and require multiple appointments. In some instances an inlay or onlay may be offered by your dentist if the properties of one of these treatment options are considered important to the treatment of a specific dental problem.
If you are in need of fillings, inlays or onlays come and see your dentist in Wollongong.