About fillings

Get Back Your Teeth’s Functioning through Our Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are one of the excellent ways to address tooth decay efficiently. It restores the normal shape and functioning of your tooth that is presently damaged. A dental filling also restricts the bacteria that caused decay to proceed further.

Wide Bay Central Dental Clinic can treat damages to your teeth through dental filling in Hervey Bay, Qld. Our dentists, with substantial years of experience, can make your teeth as good as new in no time.

How do our dentists provide dental fillings?

The dentists at our clinics proceed with the following steps:

  • Step 1. Anesthesia: They start by providing local anesthetic to numb the target area. This restricts any sensation of pain.
  • Step 2. Preparation: Next, dentists place a rubber dam around the tooth. They might also add a bite lock to help relax your upper and lower jaw.
  • Step 3. Decay removal: In the next step, they remove the decay with state-of-the-art equipment.
  • Step 4. Dental filling placing: Dentists will then add the dental filling into the damaged tooth. The procedure for adding the filling depends on the material (discussed below).
  • Step 5. Final check-up: Lastly, you will be required to bite down on something to check the filling’s height. Our dentists can modify it in case the filling is not leveled.

What are the types of dental fillings?

Dental fillings are of the following types:

  • 1. Composite resin: Composite resin is exceptional to match your teeth color and deliver a natural appearance. Although affordable, this compound is not everlasting. Hence, you can opt for other filling types considering durability.
  • 2. Porcelain/ceramic: Porcelain or ceramic fillings are more long-lasting and appealing than composite resin. They are also resistant to stain, unlike the above. This filling is suitable for large cavities.
  • 3. Amalgam/silver: Amalgam or silver fillings are composed of 50% mercury and 50% silver, copper, zinc, and tin. They are the most popular among dental fillings owing to their durability. Amalgam or silver fillings can last more than 15 years.
  • 4. Gold fillings: Gold fillings are rare and expensive owing to obvious reasons. However, they are more robust and durable than any other fillings mentioned above. A superbly done gold filling can last for up to 20 years.So, make an appointment at Wide Bay Central Dental Clinic today for the best and customized dental treatment. We will ensure that your teeth perform naturally without causing any discomfort through dental filling in Hervey Bay, Qld.

Bridges

About Dental Bridges

Bridging the Gap between Teeth for Long-Lasting Smile

Missing teeth – Nothing is worse than this which downgrades your confidence to an all-time low. Not just you cannot smile or laugh profoundly in public, but you will also have difficulty in chewing your favorite delicacies.

If you have missing teeth, you are not alone. According to the Australian Dental Association, approximately 16% of adults in the country have a handful of teeth. Also, about 3 million people are missing more than 1/3rd of their teeth.

Wide Bay Central Dental Clinic is here specifically to aid such individuals. We help restore your smile and chewing power through dental bridges in Hervey Bay, Qld.

What are dental bridges?

A dental bridge is an artificial tooth or teeth held in place by neighboring teeth. The artificial tooth is called a pontic, and it fills the space where your natural teeth are missing.

Why do you need dental bridges?

Dental bridges are not just beneficial for improving your smile or bite but are also necessary for the following:

  • A missing tooth can cause the bone to contract. This can further cause your cheek and lips to sag making you look aged.
  • Teeth in the opposite jaw can move up or down into the gap.
  • Teeth in the adjacent area of the space can angle towards it.
  • Lastly, missing teeth can also lead to speech impediments. It can cause you to whistle, slur or even spit when saying particular words.

Dentures

About Dentures

Bridging the Gap between Teeth for Long-Lasting Smile

We provide dentures in Hervey Bay, Qld that help you eat and smile confidently as you did with your natural teeth.

Here’s a brief overview of dentures

Dentures are artificial teeth and gums that act as replacements for your lost teeth. They are removable and available in two forms:

1. Full dentures

Full or complete dentures are suitable when you have lost all your teeth in the upper and lower jaw. These come in two forms:

  • Conventional: Conventional full dentures are made after dentists remove your teeth. We usually make the dentures once your gum has begun to heal post the removal.
  • Immediate: Immediate full dentures are made before your teeth get removed. They are placed soon after the removal. Hence, you don’t have to wait for your gums to heal.However, immediate complete dentures require more adjustments, and you must consider them temporary dentures.

2. Partial

Partial dentures are suitable when you are missing one or more teeth in your upper or lower jaw. A partial denture acts like a dental bridge; the only difference being the denture is removable.

If you have any questions, make an appointment for an assessment. We will discuss the best options for your particular case.