Tooth Coloured Fillings
At Blue Tooth Dental, we only use tooth coloured filling material. Composite is an acrylic-based, tooth-coloured material that is made from glass and resin. Composite Resin can be used on both the front and back teeth, and because of their natural look they are favoured by dentists for tooth fillings and repairs. These fillings look and feel like your natural teeth. The result is strong teeth and a near-flawless appearance. In addition, these fillings can be prepared with fluoride which will release into the tooth and help prevent further decay.
Ceramic onlays are recommended alternative to Composite Resin to restore large tooth defects or decays where more than 50% of the tooth structure is affected or a tooth cusp is being replaced. They are highly effective where the strength of Ceramic is needed but a full is not required. Ceramic compared to composite is stronger, more durable, hence able to withstand the immense forces placed on teeth. Onlays are made outside the mouth by a dental technician and glued on the tooth.
At Blue Tooth Dental, we use some of the best and skilful technicians in Sydney. We do not out-source our laboratory products, they are all proudly made in Australia.
Dental crowns are also known as tooth cap. A crown covers the whole tooth like a hat covers one’s head. The most common indications of a tooth needing a crown are:
- Restoring a broken, cracked or worn-down tooth
- Supporting a dental bridge
- Covering a tooth with a large filling
- Covering a dental implant
- Covering misshaped or discoloured teeth.
There are different types of crowns available
Porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are a more popular choice as they can be colour-matched to your natural tooth. There is a chance that the porcelain will chip or break, and they also cause more wear to opposing teeth than all-metal crowns.
All-ceramic crowns do not have metal copings (internal metal framework) and so cannot discolour at the gum line as is sometimes seen with older crowns.
Gold crowns (metal) are still used. Gold is a fantastic material for the making of all metal crowns, which of course resemble a tooth in shape but not colour. They are more commonly used on back teeth but can be used on front teeth for patients who are going for a certain look.
Resin crowns are a more affordable option compared to other crown types, but they wear down over time and are more susceptible to fractures than crowns made from other materials.
Your dentist will discuss with you your options before a decision is made. At Blue Tooth Dental, we use some of the best and skilful technicians in Sydney. We do not out-source our laboratory products, they are all proudly made in Australia.
Blue Tooth Dental provides expert dental care at affordable prices for tooth-coloured fillings in areas of the Inner West – Newtown, Enmore and Marrickville – For more information or to book an appointment, call one of our friendly team now on 02 9519 2691. We look forward to hearing from you.