Our specialist team will always look to advise our patients on the best steps to prevent any long-term damage to the teeth or mouth.
However, even the most diligent patients can experience damage from tooth decay, which is when one of our dentists will recommend a filling, to prevent pain, protect against further damage and to restore the tooth back to its normal shape and function.
Your dentist will always look to make any filling treatment as quick and as painless as possible. After administering some pain relief, your dentist will remove any decayed material from the tooth, before cleaning out the affected area and filling the cavity. For patients that are particularly anxious or nervous, we can also offer gentle sedation to help you feel more at ease.
Filling material can include gold, amalgam (silver) or porcelain. Your dentist will talk to you about the most suitable type of treatment and filling material based on your circumstances and requirements.
Regular check-ups will allow your dentist to identify any potential problem areas, which may need to be treated with a filling, before more damage occurs which could require more in-depth treatment, such as a root canal.