Dr Peter Etcell and Associates

Why do I need a filling?

Woman at Dentist | Dental Fillings Fairfield NSWNot all teeth that need treatment hurt!  

However, signs that you may need a filling (restoration) can include (but are not limited to) sensitivity to pressure, hot, cold, or sweet foods and drinks. When a filling is required, we will take out the decay and fill the hole with a filling material. The earlier a filling is detected, the easier, cheaper and less painful it will be to deal with.

The most popular filling material is white composite, which is natural in appearance and very strong. We also have dark amalgam, which is also very strong and the best material to use in certain cases. However, if you have existing old black fillings that you dislike, we can replace them with the newer white material to look more natural.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.