What are fillings?
Fillings are a dental treatment designed to fix teeth which have become worn, damaged or decayed. Fillings replace the missing tooth material in cavities with a hard-wearing, long lasting material. The material used depends on the situation, and we do offer treatments with more natural looking white fillings as well as more standard treatments. The procedure is very well established as they have been around for many, many centuries although the techniques involved have advanced considerably in modern times.
There are a number of different materials available. These include the standard filling, amalgam, which is silver in colour. There are also a range of tooth coloured materials available – click here for more information.
What is involved in getting fillings?
Generally applied in a single visit to the dentist, the process involves first removing the decayed or damaged material from the tooth to be filled. This is done under local anaesthetic so that no discomfort is felt. Once damaged or decayed tooth material has been removed from the area, the dentist will then apply the filling to the tooth restoring the natural shape. After this is complete, the dentist will finish by polishing the tooth to smooth down the area and ensure that no roughness can be felt in the mouth.
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