Large White Fillings

Large white fillings are a versatile solution for treating teeth with larger cavities, cracks, or extensive damage. At Gentle and Caring Dentistry, we use these fillings to not only settle the tooth but also reinforce its strength and function.

When Might You Need Large White Fillings?

  • Large cavities requiring substantial restoration
  • Fractured cusps on the tooth
  • Teeth worn from clenching and grinding
  • Cracked teeth due to old amalgam fillings

Our Dentists may recommend large white fillings to restore teeth damaged by these causes effectively.

General Questions

Understanding Large White Fillings

What is a large white filling? At Gentle and Caring Dentistry, a large white filling is precisely that: a filling made from composite resin, similar to our regular composite fillings, and color-matched to your tooth. These fillings are designed to treat and reinforce larger areas of tooth damage, including:

  • Large cavities
  • Fractured cusps
  • Worn teeth from clenching or grinding
  • Cracks caused by old amalgam fillings

Large white fillings can serve as an interim solution for those needing advanced treatments like crowns or dental implants. They restore both the aesthetic appearance and structural integrity of your tooth.

Are Large White Fillings Painful?

The process for large white fillings is no different to the process for a standard filling. Our Dentists will work with you to develop a treatment plan that  provides the best possible results for your mouth, taking your individual circumstances into consideration

Our Dentists take the overall condition of your whole mouth into consideration when recommending any treatment and as such, may additionally recommend other treatments, that will improve your oral condition.

Large White Fillings vs. Inlays and Onlays: Understanding the Differences

Are large white fillings different from inlays and onlays? Whilst large white fillings share similarities with inlays and onlays, they are primarily used to repair extensive damage over a broader area compared to standard fillings.

Preventing the Need for Large White Fillings

Wondering how to avoid needing large white fillings? The best approach is good management of your oral hygiene.

At gentle and caring dentistry, we emphasize the following preventive measures:

  • Healthy Lifestyle: Monitor and limit habits like smoking, alcohol consumption, and high-sugar foods, which increase the risk of dental damage and cavities.
  • Daily Dental Care: Maintain a strict routine of brushing and flossing daily to prevent plaque buildup and decay.
  • Regular Check-ups: Visit Gentle and Caring Dentistry in Maroubra every six months for check-ups and professional cleanings.

By following these guidelines, you can reduce the likelihood of needing extensive dental treatments like large white fillings.

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