If you are highly sensitive to hot or cold foods, suffering constantly from toothache, or experiencing pain when you bite down or chew, you may need a filling.
Dental fillings restore damaged teeth and make your smile pain-free once again. They are available in a wide range of affordable and aesthetic materials and can be placed during a single pain-free appointment.
How are dental fillings applied?
Before treatment begins, we will numb the area with a local anaesthetic. If you experience dental anxiety, you will also be offered an appropriate sedation option. After you are completely relaxed, we will:
– Gently and carefully remove all infected matter in the tooth
– Fill the empty space with your chosen filling material
After the tooth has been filled, we will check your bite and shape the filling if necessary. Then it will be polished to smooth the tooth surface for an attractive and natural appearance.
What filling materials are available?
Your filling material will depend on the location of the damaged tooth, the extent of the trauma, and your medical history as well as your personal preference. Common filling materials include:
Composite resins: In addition to restoring decayed teeth, these tooth-coloured plastic and glass fillings can improve your smile by reshaping crooked or disfigured teeth.
RMGI (Resin Modified Glass Ionomer): Also tooth-coloured for high aesthetic value, these fillings can be applied more quickly and comfortably than some others.
Gold: Gold fillings are attractive, can last up to 15 years and do not irritate sensitive gums.
Porcelain: Also known as inlays or onlays, porcelain fillings are tooth-coloured and stain-resistant.
After filling the cavity, we will show you how to care for your new restoration by brushing and flossing daily, using a fluoride mouth rinse and following other good oral hygiene practices. You can also dramatically your risk of cavities and other dental problems simply by visiting Beech House Dental Surgery regularly for the checkups and support conducive to optimum dental health.
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