Fillings

Should a tooth have been affected by tooth decay, the tooth substance loss that leads to a hole, has to be replaced by a filling. Nowadays we have several materials to offer in this regard.

Amalgam

For amalgam fillings we need an invasive and retentive mechanical tooth preparation, that involves a big tooth substance loss. As our target is the tooth maintainance, we have decided to be a surgery free of amalgam and therefore we do not use this material. As an alternative for big deficiencies we offer inlays or partial crowns (onlays).

Glasionomer cement

The glasionomer cement was created especially for dental usage. It is a mineral cement that is initially mellow and can be processed directly in the tooth. After the hardening, its surface is matt and bright. Glasionomer cement is used when treating decayed primary teeth, in case of temporary fillings, as well as in case of fixing dental prosthetic restaurations. The contained fluoride is released very slowly during the layover and it serves for the prevention and development of tooth decay at the filling margins.

Composite

The composite is a filling material consisting of 20% special resin and 80% glass ceramic as well as particles of quartz. Thanks to new adhesive techniques (fixing procedure) and to very good material properties, the composite is long-lasting and dimensionally stable. Therefore, the composite is suitable for the anterior tooth region as well as for the posterior region.

In case of smaller damages it is sometimes sufficient to roughen the enamel and after following certain steps, to apply the mellow composite in the tooth, then to harden it using a special lamp.

A layered composite filling needs a bigger effort. As the materials’ shrinkage becomes higher and higher from a certain material layer thickness, it is necessary to apply the composite in more separate layers, with more effort, in order to minimise the risk of the formation of small margin gaps between tooth and filling, where tooth decay can form again.

Furthermore we attach importance to the aesthetics. Therefore we can combine the multi-layer technique with a multi-colour technique for composite fillings for both the anterior and the posterior tooth regions. For this purpose, separate layers are being placed in different thicknesses and intensities of colour, in order to adapt the composite filling to the natural tooth colour as good as possible.

It is our pleasure to receive you in our surgery in the PlusCity mall on the Plus-Kauf-Strasse 7, 4061 Pasching and to discuss with you these aspects as well as the treatment itself and the costs of the filling therapy.