Fillings That Blend with Your Smile
Tooth-coloured fillings are so discreet, only your dentist and hygienist will notice them. You can also opt to improve your smile with bonding.
Metal-Free Fillings Look Great and Feel Comfortable
Fillings are the most common dental restoration in children, but plenty of adults face dental decay each year. Until recent decades, a filling meant a dark, amalgam restoration to repair and protect a tooth after a cavity. Today, however, we offer nearly invisible tooth-coloured fillings in our Taringa dental surgery.
What Are the Benefits of Tooth-Coloured Fillings?
In addition to their aesthetic appearance, tooth-coloured fillings have a number of other benefits.
How We Diagnose Dental Decay
Dental decay will continue to spread without appropriate treatment and can eventually involve the nerve fibres in the tooth. Extensive decay can require root canal therapy. At Absolute Dental Care, we strive to detect dental decay in the early stages. Since it is not always visible with a visual exam alone, digital dental x-rays make it possible to diagnose decay hidden from the naked eye.
Digital dental x-rays are lower in radiation by up to 80 per cent over traditional dental radiographs.
Once Dr Paul Rollason detects decay, he will recommend the appropriate restoration to repair the tooth, which usually includes a dental crown, filling, inlay or onlay.
Tooth-Coloured Filling Treatment
Sometimes, if we detect decay in its earliest stages, no anaesthetic will be necessary, especially when using a dental laser to remove decay. We will discuss your options, and if the decay is deep, we will numb the tooth before we begin.
Dr Rollason will then remove all decayed tooth structure and place an anti-microbial agent to eradicate any microorganisms. A bonding agent will prepare the tooth to seal securely with the composite material, which will match your natural tooth colour. He will then place the composite in layers, hardening it with a curing light.
Once the cavity is filled, Dr Rollason will polish and shape the final layer for a comfortable bite and natural appearance.
Are You Due for Your Next Dental Check-Up?
Don’t let decay ruin your smile. Contact Absolute Dental Care to book an appointment with our friendly and professional team.
Meet Our Doctor
Paul Rollason BDSc (Hons) QLD
Born and raised in Brisbane, Dr Paul Rollason knew he wanted to be a dentist in grade six when he met and grew to admire his orthodontist. The idea of working with families and being hands-on with patients appealed to both his personal connection with people and his interest in dental science.
He was told in grade seven that he wouldn’t be good enough, but he has never been one to turn away from a challenge. He set about finding ways to get what he wanted. He enjoys using his hands
We Welcome You to Get in Touch
We warmly welcome new patients of all ages and look forward to your call. Our clinic is located on Morrow Street in the Westside Hospital. We work with most health funds and have HICAPS available for your convenience.
We look forward to welcoming you and your family to Absolute Dental Care.