Tooth Decay Treatments & Dental Fillings in Sydney

What is tooth decay?

Tooth decay is what is most commonly known as a cavity, and is caused by the rotting of the tooth’s surface, affecting the overall structure and health of the tooth. If untreated, tooth decay can cause severe pain and discomfort, as well as create unsightly cavities in an otherwise unblemished smile.

What causes tooth decay?

Tooth decay is caused by various factors in your dental health including diet, saliva flow, PH levels and dental habits. When you eat or drink, a layer of bacteria otherwise known as plaque forms on the surface of your teeth and, without removal, can cause the enamel of your teeth to break down and form cavities.

How can we fix it?

With the many advances in modern dentistry, there is a wide selection of dental services available to help treat tooth decay for a more seamless and pain-free smile. From fillings to crowns, our professional dental team has the skills and experience you need to get that smile back where it belongs.

We perform comprehensive work

Fillings are a “white” composite resin material that are used to fill-in and transform the damaged or decayed tooth back to its original splendour. These materials come in a wide assortment of tooth-coloured shades that are specially chosen to match the colour of your natural teeth for a perfectly unique result.

Mercury or amalgam fillings are dental fillings made with elemental mercury and silver/copper/tin particles and have been shown to have a wide variety of disadvantages, such as teeth cracking, deterioration and more. Replace your old amalgam fillings today to ensure a safe and healthy smile.

For added protection and strength for your teeth, consider a porcelain inlay or onlay, which is bonded directly onto or into your tooth using high-strength porcelains which can boost your tooth’s strength by seventy-five percent, and last up to thirty years. Get in touch with our team today to discuss your procedure.

As a general rule, Dr Michalopoulos recommends composite resin material for small to medium-sized fillings and porcelain for larger fillings. If you have any questions about any dental issues or concerns, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our team for honest and complete dental services and advice today.

Look after your dental health!