Tooth-Coloured Fillings in Booragoon, WA
Though dental decay, called caries, is highly preventable, it still remains one of the most common diseases in children. Most adults will also have at least one instance of decay. Unfortunately, without regular exams, it often goes untreated because caries is typically asymptomatic until it is well advanced. At this point, eliminating the decay and saving the tooth requires more complex treatment, such as root canal therapy and dental crowns.
Avoiding Dental Decay
A few changes to lifestyle habits can reduce instances of decay in both adults and children:
- Twice daily brushing for two minutes
- Daily flossing between all teeth and behind posterior teeth
- Maintaining twice-yearly professional scale and polish
- Eating a healthy diet with limited sugar and processed carbohydrates
- Reducing soft drinks and fruit juices with added sugar
Dental caries develops when bacteria reproduce and generate acid, which softens the enamel that covers the teeth. Bacteria feed on sugars and starches left by food particles in the mouth. The combination of minerals found in saliva and food particles cause plaque, the white to yellowish film that collects on teeth.
When plaque is allowed to stay on teeth instead of being removed daily by your toothbrush and floss, it hardens into tartar and cannot be removed with home care alone. Professional dental cleanings remove tartar and bacteria, promoting healthy gum tissue and reducing decay.
When a cavity forms, early treatment typically provides the most economic and least invasive solution. Dr James Wong will identify decay during regular dental exams and with the assistance of diagnostic x-rays.
At Garden City Implant & Dental, we offer highly aesthetic and durable tooth-coloured fillings to repair teeth and protect your appearance. Composite material, made of microscopic glass powders and BPA-free plastic, comes in a variety of shades to match your natural teeth.
After numbing the tooth, Dr Wong will apply composite in layers and harden it with an ultraviolet curing light. Once the final layer is applied, Dr Wong will polish the surface of the tooth and filling, creating a natural shine and seamless result.
Cosmetic Dental Bonding
Small chips in teeth collect stains and may appear darker than your enamel. For some people, this can be annoying because these stained areas stand out against an otherwise beautiful smile.
Composite offers a non-invasive and simple solution to repair minor flaws or close narrow gaps between teeth. Cosmetic bonding adds to your existing tooth structure, improving aesthetics and confidence by eliminating those small problems that affect your smile. Bonding typically takes only one appointment and may not even require anaesthetic.
We Welcome New Patients
It is our pleasure to invite you to contact our dental clinic, located in Booragoon, to arrange an appointment with Dr James Wong. We welcome new patients and families to our surgery where we provide personalised dentistry that puts you back in control of your oral health.