Tooth Fillings

High Quality Lasting Tooth Fillings With a Flawless Finish

Tooth Fillings

High Quality Lasting Tooth Fillings With a Flawless Finish

Need a Tooth Filling? We can help

Tooth fillings are used to repair damaged, decayed, broken, or worn-out teeth. If you have cavities and need a tooth filling, we can help. We have the skills and the expertise to restore damaged teeth, so they look as good as new.

The filling material fills the cracks or holes and restores the tooth to its natural shape and look. Dental fillings also strengthen the tooth, protecting it from further damage and temperature sensitivity. At My Local Dentists, we have a range of tooth filling materials to suit your needs.

How Do I Know if I Require a Tooth Filling?

Tooth decay is the most common dental issue which requires tooth filling. Patients might also need fillings if they are dealing with any of the following dental problems:

  • Tooth decay or cavities (seen as dark spots on the teeth)
  • Tooth sensitivity to heat or cold
  • A cracked or chipped tooth
  • A former filling that has broken come loose or is missing
  • Toothache
  • Pain on biting down or chewing

Sometimes, you may have damaged a tooth so extensively that a root canal, crown or inlay/onlay might be more suitable. You should always get a dental check-up first.

Dental fillings – Step by step process

Thankfully, a tooth filling is a straightforward process that is completed in a single appointment. The first step is to take an X-ray to check the tooth damage severity.

Our dentist will administer a local anaesthetic to numb the area depending on how deep the cavity is. Using a dental drill, we remove the decay, shape the tooth and prepare the cavity.

If the cavity extends to the tooth nerves, we place a medicated paste to protect it. We may also coat the tooth with a bonding agent to help the filling adhere. 
Finally, we fill the cavity with the filling material and mould it to match your natural tooth contours. A final polishing treatment gives the tooth a beautiful shine. 

If you’re seeking a simple solution to save your tooth from further damage, then you should consider dental fillings at our clinic. Our treatment techniques conserve healthy tooth structure while strengthening the tooth. 

Call us today to book a consultation or use our online booking service to make an appointment with our skilled dentists at any one of our locations.

Frequently Asked Questions

What problems can tooth fillings fix?
Whether you have cavities, tiny cracks, chipped or worn out teeth, our dental care providers are skilled at placing a tooth filling with a seamless finish.
What are the different types of tooth fillings?
Tooth fillings can be either white (tooth-coloured) or metallic (silver amalgam).

At our clinics we prefer using mercury-free tooth fillings.

How long does a composite filling last?
Typically, a composite resin filling will last around 5-7 years, depending on how good your oral hygiene is.
Why do I feel sensitivity after getting my filling?
It is common to feel sensitivity or soreness after a dental filling, especially if the cavity is deep. The nerves and the internal structure of the tooth may take some time to heal. This discomfort will usually go away within a few days as the tooth heals. If pain persists after a week, visit your dentist to get it checked.

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