Giving life back to your teeth with fillings and restorations

We’re proud to say that we use composite resin and glass ionomer fillings to restore your teeth and improve their strength and structure. Gone are the days of amalgam fillings. Instead we use the latest technology to create dental applications that are tooth coloured and that look like they were always a part of your smile.

Tooth restorations

If your beautiful smile is suffering because of worn, decayed, chipped, cracked, damaged or missing teeth, a tooth restoration is what you need. At Starbright Dental we use two types of restoration methodologies to treat your specific dental issue:

Direct restoration

Fillings are the most common type of direct tooth restoration and this involves placing a filling into a cavity to prevent further deterioration of the tooth structure. Fillings are normally done when you have a cavity that could worsen and create bigger problems in future. Direct tooth restoration involves placing a filling into a prepared tooth cavity immediately. Done in one sitting at our practice, this, the Starbright team will decide if glass ionomer or composite resin fillings are best suited to your condition. The procedure is quick, efficient and the results, long-lasting.

Indirect

Not as quick and to the point as a direct restoration, indirect tooth restorations involve more than one visit to Starbright Dental. Indirect restorations involve creating custom-made devices such as crowns, bridges, onlays and inlays. These devices will be need to be molded and created in an offsite laboratory and once they come back, you will need to come in to have them fitted. Starbright Dental uses tooth-coloured composite resin crowns, inlays and onlays.

What’s the difference between composite resin and glass ionomer fillings?

Glass ionomer fillings are made from just that – glass. These types of fillings are therefore fairly weak and often only used on ‘filling’ baby teeth or the parts of your teeth that don’t take on the pressure of a bite like your teeth’s ‘necks’. Glass ionomer fillings are quick to prepare and form a chemical attachment to your tooth almost instantly. They also can release fluoride which benefits the overall health of your teeth as it prevents further tooth decay.

Should you have a more serious cavity that needs filling, a composite resin filling will be the better choice. Made of a putty-like resin, the substance is placed in your cavity and then hardened or ‘cured’. They are very strong and are often used to restore the toughest of teeth in the back of our mouths.

If you think you may have a cavity and need it to be filled, book a consultation with us today and let our expert team assess the situation.