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Restorative Dental Care

Dental Fillings in Ormeau

Happy, smiling young coupleWhen acids and bacteria etch away at our tooth enamel, it begins to demineralise and weaken. Eventually, that weak spot erodes and becomes a cavity. When it does, a small filling is the best way to prevent additional damage and seal out bacteria.

Depending on how large your cavity is, we may recommend a white (composite) restoration or a traditional amalgam (silver) filling.

White fillings are generally more aesthetic and can be placed in various areas of the mouth, due to their ability to blend in with the colour of the teeth. Silver restorations are typically reserved for large cavities or when cost is a factor.

How to Tell if You Have a Cavity

Not all cavities are painful. Some of the symptoms that you may experience can involve:

  • A rough surface that you can feel with your tongue
  • Sensitivity to sweets or when biting down
  • Problems with food or floss catching between your teeth
  • Visible discolouration or darkness

During your exam at Ormeau Dental, we’ll take an X-ray of the tooth to evaluate how deep the cavity goes. As long as it has not yet reached the nerve of the tooth, a filling is usually the most appropriate treatment. Leaving the decay untreated could result in an abscessed tooth and the need for root canal treatment.

Cosmetic Bonding for Chipped Teeth

If you’ve chipped a front tooth, we can place composite bonding (a cosmetic filling) over the area to fill in the fractured space if it is small enough. Bonding is made from white resin that is matched to your adjacent enamel so that it isn’t noticeable when you smile.

Want to Learn More?

Think you may have a cavity? Need an old, leaky filling replaced? Contact our in-network dentist to learn why area families have been trusting us with their smiles for over 15 years!


Restorative Dentistry Ormeau, Pimpama, Yatala, Jacobs Well QLD | (07) 5540 7111