A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay, back to its normal function and shape.
By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, a filling also helps prevent further decay.
There are a number of different materials that can be used to fill a hole in your tooth. Porcelain fillings only require a couple of visits as the tooth is treated with a lab-made filling that has to be crafted to your needs in a dental laboratory before fitting. Chairside fillings can be Tooth coloured or amalgamed. Tooth-coloured options prove to be the most popular of these options as they remain the quickest and most natural-looking of the options – no one can tell that you’ve had a filling.
Should you require a filling, your dentist will discuss with you the different options available and best advise on the most suitable for you and your teeth.Back to General Dentistry
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