we provide the latest in restorative dental technology
Whether you need a filling or a more complicated procedure, we are here to assist. At International Dental, we provide the latest in restorative dental technology, as well as numerous years of experience at our friendly clinic.
Dental fillings are far more advanced than from the days of metal. We can restore as much of the healthy tooth structure as possible with the use of filling materials that match your tooth colour. No one will ever detect you have had a filling at all!
Occasionally, the loss of significant tooth structure requires a more extensive repair. A crown, is a ‘cap’ covering the tooth to protect, strengthen and often improve its appearance. We use crowns to repair damage from tooth decay; fracture or trauma; an inferior formed tooth during development; or where one or more teeth are poorly shaped or positioned and orthodontic treatment is not indicated. In these cases, we mend and rebuild your tooth using aesthetic, high strength materials such as porcelain and zirconia. These materials can be matched to your exact tooth colour and blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Crowns provide strong, attractive, long term protection for your mouth.
This is where repair or reconstruction is required for most or all of your teeth, along with the replacement of missing teeth. This procedure is necessary when teeth are damaged due to decay, trauma, or excessive wear. Missing, damaged, and unevenly worn teeth can affect speech and chewing, but also lead to damage and pain in the jaw joints and muscles of the head, neck and back. We will discuss with you the best treatment plan for your individual condition, suited to your requirements.
The most commonly used is composite resin which is a tooth coloured restorative material that bonds to the tooth structure. Other options include glass ionomer, which is also tooth coloured. We will advise you on your best option.
Yes. As soon as your dental visit is over, the filling is ready to be used as normal, however care needs to be taken with any remaining numbness. Be careful not to bite your lips or cheeks and always make sure that any food or beverages are not too warm
Yes. Having a filling does not make a tooth immune to future decay so you must continue to implement a good oral health routine. Although, the initial decay would have been removed entirely in order to place a successful filling, recurrent decay can occur without proper oral care.
Yes, but it is not possible to lighten fillings or crowns with standard dental whitening procedures. Your dentist will be able to advise you on what the likely requirements will be. In addition, it is advisable to check the restorations after the completion of whitening.
Crowns help to strengthen the entire tooth as it covers all the exposed surfaces. As a result, any forces exerted on the tooth are distributed evenly throughout the crown. However, a filling is often on the eating surface of the tooth and experiences heavy vertical forces during eating which can cause damage to the filling, tooth or both. We will assess your tooth and determine whether a filling or a crown is the best option. The more extensive the damage on the tooth, the more likely a crown will be required. Crowns are placed where there has been extensive decay, physical trauma to the tooth, crack lines, fractures or after a root canal has been done.