Dental fillings to repair cavities typically last several years, and replacing them is not usually an urgent situation. However, if a damaged filling results in acute pain, it becomes a dental emergency.
If a filling breaks or falls out, emergency dental treatment can provide fast pain relief and save your tooth with a new filling – either temporary or permanent.
A dental filling halts the progression of decay in a tooth and helps to provide a barrier against further penetration by harmful bacteria.
If a filling cracks or falls out, you no longer have this protection, and tooth structure is left exposed. This may lead to further decay, deep infection, and an abscessed tooth.
That’s why you may need emergency treatment to replace a filling, which is generally a simpler procedure than getting the original filling.
If you have a temporary filling, it will need to be replaced with a permanent filling within a few weeks.
Spark Aligners technology
Spark aligners are amongst the most popular removable oral appliances to straighten teeth.
The advanced technology of the process includes digital scanning and 3D printing. And with the help of ongoing advances in technology, Spark Aligners is able to treat ever more complex cases.
Fillings crack or fall all out for several reasons, including:
While waiting for emergency treatment to replace your filling, the following measures can help ease pain and swelling:
If you have an old amalgam filling (silver filling) that’s broken or fallen out, it’s not all bad news – it gives you the opportunity to replace it with a composite filling (white filling).
Composite resin fillings are a better aesthetic option in more visible areas of the mouth, where they blend seamlessly for a natural appearance.
If you have a dental emergency like a broken filling or a filling that’s fallen out, we’re here to help – call us today!
Feel free to contact us in case you have any more questions and we are happy to answer them the best we can.
Our team are trained to help you feel at ease from the moment you arrive in our practice. We know it can be a scary process, so we make sure we guide you through every step. And if need be, we can use sedation dentistry as we are the only dentist practice that offers sedation in Launceston.
Simply give our team a call and let them know what your goals are. They will take you step-by-step through what is required to revolutionise your smile.
At Pickup Bagshaw Dental we have very strict testing and management processes to ensure that our equipment is start of the art and suitable for our patients.
Every mouth and goal is unique. We live by the motto of providing affordable value to our clients. Once you come in for analysis, we will give you a full cost breakdown
That’s our job! We can do a full analysis of your mouth and suggest the most suitable solutions to give you that life-changing smile!
We take training VERY seriously here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental. We are constantly sending our staff to industry meetups, seminars and events so that they can be on the cutting edge
From emergency, cosmetic, restorative to sedation – Pickup Bagshaw Dental provides every service to suit your dental needs.
Not many dental practices can say they have over 70 years of combined experience in various dental fields, including general, preventative and restorative treatment.
In our warm and welcoming office, patients are given top-notch care and attention. We firmly believe in keeping our patients comfortable, informed, and empowered to choose their treatments.
Conveniently located in the Launceston CBD, we also have HICAPS/EFTPOS facilities available.
I would like to thank all the staff and the Mr Pickup & Partners for the wonderful service that they provide. We live on the North West Coast of Tasmania and are more than happy to travel to Launceston for my wife to receive treatment. The professionalisim that they operate thier business is without doubt the best thier is. The prices they charge are fantastic. And as a plus they use gas to help ease thier patients nerves is a plus. Kepp up the great work. And as always it is a please to come to you. Will recommend you to all my friends.
The orthotrophic process for our 8-year old daughter has been very successful. It has resulted in excellent alignment and visible improvement in jaw structure
Join our family here at Pickup Bagshaw Dental! Come meet our fantastic staff and sophisticated dentists and see why patients are raving about their experience. We welcome all new and current patients to explore the treatments and procedures that we offer.
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Wednesday 8:15am – 5:15pm
Thursday 8:15am – 5:15pm
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