Fillings

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If the tooth has suffered from decay or is broken, there are a variety of materials available to repair and restore the damaged area. This usually involves, either metallic or tooth-coloured fillings. Please ask your dentist as to which material may be most appropriate.

Benefits of Fillings

At Garden Square Dental we believe prevention is always better than cure and over the last 20 years many new preventative measures have helped to reduce dental disease and the need for patients to have fillings. However there are many cases where patients will require fillings for historical dental problems or in cases of cracked teeth or teeth damaged through teeth grinding or nail biting.

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In these cases fillings are invaluable for patients, as they can be used to save damaged teeth that are otherwise in healthy condition, and often free patients from dental pain and sensitivity avoiding the need for extraction if left untreated. Cracked teeth can be repaired or filled using a variety of materials and techniques resulting in a seamless, natural appearance and a pain free mouth.

Fillings FAQ’s

No. Before you have a dental filling your dentist will give you a local anaesthetic to prevent you feeling any pain through the procedure. While the work is going on you will feel the instruments in your mouth and some pressure, but no pain. If you suffer from a phobia of needles or are a nervous patient we are also able to offer fillings using conscious sedation, hypnotherapy or acupuncture.
Yes. Occasionally fillings made of certain materials can break or crack, due to excessive pressure or tooth/gum decay in the surrounding area. If this occurs, patients are advised to book an appointment with their dentist as soon as possible for a replacement filling to prevent infection and problems with the patients bite.
No. Tooth whitening procedures do not affect your fillings. The whitening agents will not whiten fillings, crowns or veneers. If you have tooth whitening treatment and find that your fillings are no longer the same colour, we are able to create a composite colour match filling for you, so your teeth and fillings remain the same colour. If you are concerned about this please speak to your dentist on how tooth whitening may affect your fillings.
Modern dentistry allows for a number of different types of material for fillings. The most popular types are Composite Resin (white), Porcelain (ceramic), Gold, and traditional silver amalgam. Your dentist will be able to advise you on the most suitable material for your filling, as each material has its own benefits. The level of decay and location of the area needing the filling will assist in determining the best filling type for you.