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Life Time Smiles
Level 17, 141 Queen Street
Brisbane Q 4000
Phone: 07 3221 7273
Fax: 07 3210 0215

Cosmetic Services

Several different services, click for more details.

Composite Resin Restorations

Everyone knows the purpose of a filling and most people are accustomed to seeing the silver fillings, otherwise known as amalgam fillings. With modern materials and fast and effective techniques, you now have a healthier and more aesthetically pleasing choice. Composite resin is a filling material that provides a versatile means of restoring your tooth and is available in a wide range of colours, so that we are able to match very closely to your existing tooth and provide an almost invisible restoration. In addition to the aesthetics, another useful quality of composite resin is that it is bonded to the tooth. Reducing the likelihood of failure, this also means tooth structure is preserved because we only remove a minimal amount of tooth necessary to place the restoration. The bonding technique also means that in some situations the tooth can become stronger with a resin filling in place.

However, it also has to be taken into consideration that the success and suitability of the filling is dependent on two important issues. The first is moisture control. It is important that the filling is placed in a saliva-free environment, as contamination can lead to the bonding failing in attaching to the tooth. Second is the durability of the material. Over time, the filling can wear down, leading to loss of form and a stained appearance. This is particularly relevant for fillings in the back molar teeth. As a general guideline we would expect a composite resin restoration to last between 5-7 years, however, in areas that are not under as much pressure, it can be significantly longer.

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