DIRECT RESTORATIONS

This is what people generally refer to as fillings. The term 'direct' means that the filling is done directly inside the mouth which constitutes the majority of fillings done.

One of the most common reasons you require fillings is tooth decay. Tooth decay eats away your tooth, creating a hole. After cleaning the decay, the clean and prepared cavity needs to be filled.

Tooth decay is, by no means, the only indication for a filling. You may need fillings for

  • fissure sealing and preventive resin restoration

  • broken-down teeth that may not have decay, in which case the filling is to restore function and/or aesthetic;

  • exposed root surfaces due to gum recession, if symptomatic or for aesthetic purposes;

  • bonding orthodontic braces;

  • splinting mobile teeth; and many more

The most commonly used material for direct fillings is composite resin, which is a tooth-coloured material. 

Some of the limitations of composite resin include, but not limited to:

  • staining with time;

  • compromised strength in large cavities (in which case indirect fillings are advised);

  • possible postoperative sensitivity (less common in contemporary practice); and

  • wear with time

OUR SERVICES

Dental Examination

  

Scale and Clean

Gum Disease Treatment

+  Direct Restoration

Indirect Restoration

Root Canal Treatment

+  Implants

Extractions

Paediatric / Children

Emergencies

Veneers 

Tooth Whitening

+  Dentures

+  Splints

+  Mouthguards

GP Services

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ALBANY

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PIONEER HEALTH DENTAL

2 Pioneer Rd, Centennial Park WA 6330

70 Marmion St, Mt Barker WA 6324

Tel (08) 9842 9680

Fax (08) 9847 4979

reception@pioneerhealthdental.com.au

OPENING HOURS

ALBANY: Mon to Fri 8:30am-5:00pm

MT BARKER: Tue and Wed 9:00am-4:30pm