Western Smiles Dental Care

What are tooth-coloured fillings?

Tooth-coloured fillings are durable options for eliminating tooth decay and cavities that blend flawlessly with your tooth, so they're not noticeable. Many patients prefer tooth-coloured fillings over metal fillings since they offer excellent durability and aesthetics.

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Made from minuscule glass and plastic particles, our dentists can customise composite resin to match your teeth and complement your smile. They bond the material directly to your tooth, which gives it strength and durability. Composite resin fillings can last for about seven to ten years when you take good care of them with regular brushing, flossing, and checkups with your Mirrabooka dentist.

Metal fillings react to temperature changes in your mouth, causing them to expand and contract and pull away from your tooth, allowing bacteria back into your tooth. They also require our dentists to remove more tooth structures than they do with composite fillings. So composite fillings will enable you to retain more of your natural tooth.

Cosmetic Issues Restored With Composite Resin

Our dentists can also use composite resin material to restore minor cosmetic issues like:

  • Chipped teeth
  • Tooth stains or discolouration
  • Broken teeth
  • Spaces or gaps between teeth
  • Oddly shaped teeth

Through a treatment called dental bonding, composite resin can eliminate smile flaws and help you achieve your best smile.