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A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay, back to its normal function and shape.

When a dentist gives you a filling they start by removing the decayed tooth material, cleaning the affected area, and then filling the cleaned-out cavity with a filling material.

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.

  • Porcelain fillings: Porcelain fillings are referred to as onlays or inlays, and are custom-made and then fitted to your teeth. They boast a similar durability to that of Gold fillings but look more natural.
  • Silver (amalgam) fillings: Silver fillings are also durable, but due to their noticeable colour, they are mostly used for treating the back teeth.
  • Composite resin fillings: Composite resin is a kind of plastic that will match your natural tooth colour, making a filling less visible. The resin mixture can be poured straight into the cavity, making it a relatively quick treatment, if a little less durable than Gold or Silver.

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.

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