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We Specialise in Composite Dental Fillings
Our white, composite dental fillings are safer for your smile. Not only are they more attractive than traditional silver fillings, but the material is less invasive to your tooth enamel. This allows Dr. Wang to perform less tooth alteration, preserving the maximum amount of natural tooth structure possible.
How to know if you need a filling
Common questions about cavities and fillings
Fillings don't hurt but the drilling can seem loud as the sound travels through your jawbone to your ear canal.
Dr. Wang offers relaxing nitrous oxide sedation (laughing gas) to help take your mind off of your procedure. This moderate analgesic is fast-acting, effective, yet quickly reversible so that you can drive home afterward.
We also have televisions in the room if you prefer a distraction. Noise-canceling headphones, warm blankets, and neck pillows are available upon request.
Metal fillings used to be commonplace. We use composite fillings instead. They are safer and won't leach metal into your bloodstream.
Composite fillings are set with UV light and are highly durable. We level out the fillings so you can chew properly.
If you're looking for Gold or Ceramic fillings, we can help.
With good home care (including daily flossing) and regular checkups, your dental restoration should last for several years. Treatments involving dental implants typically last for decades.
First we'll inspect your tooth visually and with a dental X-Ray. This gives us a better idea of the task at hand (in case there is extensive decay and internal cavitation).
When ready, we'll numb the decayed tooth using local anaesthetic into your gum. Then we get drilling. After the area is prepared, we will place the filling and cure it with UV light after aligning the bite.
Once done, you're good to go and can even drive yourself home.
Good dental hygiene is key. Brush your teeth and floss regularly. Book in for a regular checkup. Essentially cavities are caused by bacterial byproducts corroding the enamel and tooth structure. Keep them at bay and you'll be fine.