What Do You Need to Know About Fillings?

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Fillings are a common dental treatment. They’re used to treat tooth decay and dental caries. Your dentist may recommend a filling if you have a tooth that’s been damaged by decay. With the help of a filling, your dentist will be able to return your tooth to its normal shape and function. 

What happens when you get a filling?

When you need to have a filling, your dentist will assess the area carefully. They will remove any decayed tooth matter and thoroughly clean the area. Finally, they will use a special tool to fill and seal the gap with filling material.

This is important as it removes bacteria from the infected tooth and prevents any more from getting in. 

What are fillings made from?

There are a range of filling materials available. They include porcelain, composite resin, gold, and amalgams of mercury, copper, tin and zinc. Different options have different benefits. Your dentist will be able to talk to you about which option might be right for you. 

How do you know if you need a filling?

The only reliable way to know whether you need a filling is to visit your dentist regularly for a check up. Your dentist will be able to take a close look at your teeth and look out for anything suspicious. They may also use an x-ray image to highlight any problem areas. 

Signs that you may need a filling include tooth pain and increased sensitivity. If you have any concerns about your teeth, we recommend you visit your dentist as soon as possible.

Do you think you may need a filling? Don’t panic; we’re here to support you every step of the way. Get in touch with our team at Cross Deep Twickenham, or find your closest Damira Dental practice here