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Restorative Dentistry at Keilor East Dental Smiles

woman smiling in dental chairRestorative dentistry plays a crucial role in repairing teeth that have been compromised by decay—a common problem caused by a combination of factors including mouth bacteria, sugary foods and drinks, and poor dental hygiene. Over time, these factors can weaken enamel, break down the tooth structure, and create cavities.

Our Restorative Procedures

Tooth Fillings: Composite Resin

When a cavity forms, it’s essential to address it promptly to prevent further decay and pain. For many of our patients, we recommend composite resin fillings. These fillings are favored because they are virtually invisible, blending seamlessly with the natural color of your teeth. They bond well to the tooth, providing a durable repair, and require less drilling, which means more of your natural tooth is preserved.

Advanced Treatments: Root Canals and Extractions

If a tooth is too decayed to be saved by a filling, we may recommend a root canal to save the tooth or an extraction to remove it completely. These treatments are designed to alleviate pain and prevent further complications.

Indirect Restoration: Ceramic Inlays

For a more extensive restoration, we offer ceramic inlays. Unlike composite fillings which are applied directly, ceramic inlays are crafted in a dental lab to fit your tooth precisely. They require more than one visit but provide a strong, long-lasting solution that also enhances the tooth’s structural integrity.

Tooth Filling Aftercare

After your filling, our team will provide comprehensive aftercare instructions to ensure a smooth recovery. While composite fillings set immediately, it’s important to avoid eating or drinking until the anesthesia wears off to prevent accidental injury.

Schedule Your Restorative Treatment

Don’t let tooth decay compromise your comfort and oral health. Book a consultation at Keilor East Dental Smiles today to explore your options for restorative dentistry.


Restorative Dentistry | (03) 7038 0612