Important COVID-19 UpdateMore Info

Dear Valued Aardent Dental Centre Patient, It seems that all we hear and talk about these days is COVID-19(Coronavirus). Nevertheless, we want to reassure you that we are taking extra measures in addition to our usual stringent hygiene practices. The health of our patients, staff and anyone who enters the building is of paramount importance to us. We are taking a multitude of precautions as recommended by the appropriate health authorities (and some of our own). These include,

  • Spacing of waiting room chairs by a minimum of 1.5meters.
  • Removal of magazines, newspapers and children’s toys from the waiting room.
  • Offering patients to wait in their cars if they prefer.
  • Insisting that all people who enter the building use hand sanitiser (provided).
  • Asking all people to practice high levels of cough/sneezing hygiene.
  • Requesting that anyone with a temperature/flu like symptoms contact us and postpone their dental appointment.
  • Regularly sanitising building surfaces like doorknobs etc.
  • Requiring patients for some procedures to rinse with 1% hydrogen peroxide solution (known to kill coronavirus in the mouth).
  • Availability of non-contact body temperature devices for patient screening if the situation escalates.

Please rest assured that we are open for business and able to continue our excellent level of treatment for you.

As you will be aware the situation is ever changing as will be our response. We will endeavour to keep you informed along the way.

Kindest regards,

Richard Williams

and the

Aardent Dental Centre Team

Durable Fillings at Aardent Dental Centre

Metal Free Victoria Park Restorations

Dental fillings are one of the most common types of services that we provide. Over the years, we’ve been able to replace traditional metal (amalgam) materials with durable, tooth-coloured ones.

Not only are white fillings more aesthetically pleasing, today’s materials are also much more durable than they were in years past. In fact, they come in a variety of different blends, allowing us to choose the one that best suits the tooth you need to have filled.

Why Do I Need a Filling?

White fillings are useful for treating a variety of different issues, such as

  • Repairing areas of your tooth that have suffered from decay
  • Correcting the damage caused by minor tooth fractures (e.g. bonding)
  • Adjusting the aesthetics of teeth that are visible when you smile

Compared to other treatments such as dental crowns or veneers, white fillings offer a minimally invasive and affordable alternative when smaller areas of tooth structure are involved.

Symptoms of Tooth Decay

Treating cavities earlier means that your restoration is smaller and less traumatic to your tooth structure. It also prevents the cavity from spreading to other teeth or deeper into your tooth, causing an abscess. You may have a cavity if you’re experiencing symptoms like

  • Sensitivity when eating certain types of foods
  • Pain in a tooth when you’re biting down on it
  • A noticeable discolouration or dark spot
  • Dark staining around an existing, older filling

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