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Tooth Restoration
Tooth Restoration

Tooth Restoration

at Bacchus Marsh, Melton & Ballan

A dental restoration or filling is a treatment that restores the function, integrity and morphology of the tooth structure caused by caries or trauma. It also includes the replacement of structural integrity using dental implants for missing teeth. Categorized by direct and indirect restorations, a comprehensive examination and diagnosis will be conducted before a treatment plan is agreed with you.

Although dental health has improved dramatically over the last few decades, lifestyle choices and physical trauma to the teeth will require treatment at some stage. Often, all a patient will need is the replacement of a filling or two; however, for more serious cases, further treatments and even complete tooth replacements are required. Age also plays a factor. These days, teeth last a lot longer than they did before, meaning the wear and tear of the natural tooth surfaces have become a bigger issue. To restore the appearance and function of your teeth, early intervention is key.

At Dental House Melbourne, we understand how problems with the look and feel of your teeth can be traumatic and affect your confidence, which is why it’s so important to seek prompt and appropriate treatment as soon as you can, allowing your oral health and confidence to be restored before it gets worse.

Tooth Restoration

at Bacchus Marsh, Melton & Ballan

 
A dental restoration or filling is a treatment that restores the function, integrity and morphology of the tooth structure caused by caries or trauma. It also includes the replacement of structural integrity using dental implants for missing teeth. Categorized by direct and indirect restorations, a comprehensive examination and diagnosis will be conducted before a treatment plan is agreed with you.

Although dental health has improved dramatically over the last few decades, lifestyle choices and physical trauma to the teeth will require treatment at some stage. Often, all a patient will need is the replacement of a filling or two; however, for more serious cases, further treatments and even complete tooth replacements are required. Age also plays a factor. These days, teeth last a lot longer than they did before, meaning the wear and tear of the natural tooth surfaces have become a bigger issue. To restore the appearance and function of your teeth, early intervention is key.

At Dental House Melbourne, we understand how problems with the look and feel of your teeth can be traumatic and affect your confidence, which is why it’s so important to seek prompt and appropriate treatment as soon as you can, allowing your oral health and confidence to be restored before it gets worse.

Restoration Solutions

 

Fillings are one of the most common restoration solutions. At Dental House Melbourne, we believe that function comes before aesthetics. We want to ensure your teeth and gums are in the best possible condition before we work on your desired aesthetics. We see it like building a house: if the foundations aren’t strong, there’s no point in building your home on top of them or doing any renovations. That’s why we prepare the tooth for the placement of restorative material/s before we actually place them. We will consider a number of solutions to determine the type and extent of the restorations, such as where the decay is and how broken down the teeth are. We also look at the enamel to ensure it’s supported enough, and if not, we’ll remove it to allow the restoration to bond more easily and give it a better chance of lasting longer.

Our Happy Patient

Jomaan Sibug

Professional, gentle and very caring. I cannot thank them enough for looking after me with so much kindness and excellence during my dental treatment. Everyone was very welcoming and I felt comfortable and relaxed all throughout my appointment. Highly recommended Dr. Lee and his team.

Jomaan S.

Restoration Solutions

Fillings are one of the most common restoration solutions. At Dental House Melbourne, we believe that function comes before aesthetics. We want to ensure your teeth and gums are in the best possible condition before we work on your desired aesthetics. We see it like building a house: if the foundations aren’t strong, there’s no point in building your home on top of them or doing any renovations. That’s why we prepare the tooth for the placement of restorative material/s before we actually place them. We will consider a number of solutions to determine the type and extent of the restorations, such as where the decay is and how broken down the teeth are. We also look at the enamel to ensure it’s supported enough, and if not, we’ll remove it to allow the restoration to bond more easily and give it a better chance of lasting longer.

Our Happy Patient

Jomaan Sibug

Professional, gentle and very caring. I cannot thank them enough for looking after me with so much kindness and excellence during my dental treatment. Everyone was very welcoming and I felt comfortable and relaxed all throughout my appointment. Highly recommended Dr. Lee and his team.

Jomaan S.

Types of Restorations

Indirect

An indirect restoration includes the building of restorations outside of the mouth, such as inlays and onlays, crowns, bridges, veneers and dentures. They’re made by taking impressions (moulds) of your teeth, which are sent to a lab so the appropriate restorations can be built by a dental technician. You will then be invited back to see the dentist so they can affix the restorations to your teeth using dental cement. If you need to wear temporaries for aesthetic or maintenance purposes, they will be fitted temporarily until your permanent solution/s are ready for placement. For implants, the procedure involves drilling into the gum and bone to secure proper placement of the dental prosthesis.

Direct

A direct restoration is when the dentist places a soft or malleable filling into your prepared tooth, which is then set quickly and efficiently using a safe heating method. Restorations are often performed in a single procedure after a decision is made on which cavity solution is the most appropriate.

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While we agree that you can’t put a price on good health (especially when it comes to your teeth), we understand the reality of family budgets. That’s why we offer flexible treatment options and family-affordable pricing. You might say the only thing average about Dental House is our prices.

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Making Your Restorations

 

Restorations are made using various materials such as gold, cobalt-chrome, silver, composite resin, porcelain and glass ionomer cement. For direct restorations, the material will be applied directly to the tooth by a skilled dentist, while indirect restorations will require a dental technician to create the restorations in a lab, which will then be fitted to your teeth at a later date.

Download Free Price List

While we agree that you can’t put a price on good health (especially when it comes to your teeth), we understand the reality of family budgets. That’s why we offer flexible treatment options and family-affordable pricing. You might say the only thing average about Dental House is our prices.

DOWNLOAD PRICE LIST

Making Your Restorations

Restorations are made using various materials such as gold, cobalt-chrome, silver, composite resin, porcelain and glass ionomer cement. For direct restorations, the material will be applied directly to the tooth by a skilled dentist, while indirect restorations will require a dental technician to create the restorations in a lab, which will then be fitted to your teeth at a later date.

Fitting the Restorations

 

Preparing the teeth involves the use of various dental tools to make space for your chosen restorative material. Any decay and structurally unsound parts of the tooth will be removed, and either the procedure will be performed straight away, or temporaries will be fitted while your permanent solutions are created. You will be made as comfortable as possible during the fitting, and your dentist will be on hand to answer any questions you might have before, during and after the procedure. No fitting is the same, so it’s important that you talk through your options and decide on which solution best works for you practically, aesthetically and monetarily.

Fitting the Restorations

Preparing the teeth involves the use of various dental tools to make space for your chosen restorative material. Any decay and structurally unsound parts of the tooth will be removed, and either the procedure will be performed straight away, or temporaries will be fitted while your permanent solutions are created. You will be made as comfortable as possible during the fitting, and your dentist will be on hand to answer any questions you might have before, during and after the procedure. No fitting is the same, so it’s important that you talk through your options and decide on which solution best works for you practically, aesthetically and monetarily.

Looking After Your Restorations

 

Your restorations need the same care as your natural teeth to avoid further cavities developing. We recommend you visit both your hygienist for cleaning and your dentist for check-ups twice a year. Infections can occur under restorations too, so it’s important to stay on top of your oral hygiene and cavity-avoiding diet (such as avoiding acidic food and too much sugar). Brush twice a day, preferably after meals, and make sure you floss regularly.

Looking After Your Restorations

Your restorations need the same care as your natural teeth to avoid further cavities developing. We recommend you visit both your hygienist for cleaning and your dentist for check-ups twice a year. Infections can occur under restorations too, so it’s important to stay on top of your oral hygiene and cavity-avoiding diet (such as avoiding acidic food and too much sugar). Brush twice a day, preferably after meals, and make sure you floss regularly.

Risk Factors

 

The risks associated with restorations usually depend on the type you’ve chosen and how much work went into restoring your teeth. Deeper cavities are at risk of nerve damage, which will cause sensitivity to cold and hot substances, pain while biting down on the tooth, and a potential root canal treatment if it doesn’t get better on its own. Other complications include the weakening of the tooth structure, affecting the overall strength of the tooth and increasing its risk of fracture in the future.

For implants, the risks are higher due to the nature of the procedure. These can include excessive bleeding, failure to stabilise, infection, flap breakdown, failure to integrate, peri-implantitis (destructive inflammation) and various long-term failures due to bone loss around the tooth or a mechanical failure of the implant.

At Dental House Melbourne, our gentle dentists will always do our best to mitigate the risks and ensure the best possible structure, longevity and aesthetic of your restorations.

Cost

 

Once you’ve taken into consideration your practical, aesthetic and budgetary needs, you can consider your options. Depending on the extent of the work, the costs can vary considerably – from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Dental House Melbourne remains transparent and open about these costs from the very beginning, so whatever solution you decide, we will ensure you get the results you’re looking for, leading to an improvement in the quality of your life and the restoration of your smile.

Our Happy Patient

Kim Moiler

It’s all about the client here! You are made to feel welcome and comfortable the second you walk in the door. They are forward thinking in dentistry which is a huge positive for the client. Well done to all

Kim M.

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Cost

Once you’ve taken into consideration your practical, aesthetic and budgetary needs, you can consider your options. Depending on the extent of the work, the costs can vary considerably – from hundreds to thousands of dollars. Dental House Melbourne remains transparent and open about these costs from the very beginning, so whatever solution you decide, we will ensure you get the results you’re looking for, leading to an improvement in the quality of your life and the restoration of your smile.

Our Happy Patient

Kim Moiler

It’s all about the client here! You are made to feel welcome and comfortable the second you walk in the door. They are forward thinking in dentistry which is a huge positive for the client. Well done to all

Kim M.

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Our team of compassionate and gentle dentists are here to help you restore your smile and bring back your confidence.

Call today and schedule an appointment. We are happy to answer any questions and prepared to provide the best service possible for you and your family.

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