It’s no secret that dental hygiene and regular check ups at the dentist can minimise the need for dental fillings but in some cases, fillings will be required, particularly in the back molars where most of the wear and tear occurs during our lives. Dental fillings are used to repair teeth and treat the tooth decay.

Thankfully, the tooth filling procedure is virtually painless today with modern advances in dentistry. The process of a filling involves removing the decay from the tooth, cleaning and drying the cavity and then sealing it with a composite material. At Balmain Dentist we use white tooth coloured materials rather than amalgam due to its mercury content and health implications.

We also remove old amalgam fillings and replace with new white cosmetic alternatives. If you are considering this, it is advisable to speak to the dentist about this important decision in detail as there are many pros and cons you need to weigh up. Dr Galoustian is a qualified expert in dental procedures and works with the latest technology to ensure you get the best treatment with minimum discomfort.

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