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Dental fillings are a common treatment used to repair cavities in teeth damaged by decay.

How do I know if I need a filling?

You may need a filling to treat a cavity if you are experiencing these symptoms:

  • sensitive teeth
  • toothache or pain when biting
  • bad breath
  • a dark spot on the tooth

What is a filling?

A filling is a dental repair treatment where filling material is bonded inside a tooth to fill a cavity. Cavities are often created by tooth decay or damage. A dental filling can reduce tooth pain and sensitivity, strengthen the tooth and prevent further damage.

What is a filling treatment?

A filling treatment is generally done in one appointment. Your dentist will first numb the area around the damaged tooth with a local anaesthetic. The damaged parts of the tooth and decay will then be removed to expose the extent of the cavity.

The dentist then prepares the cavity by disinfecting the area to ensure it is free from bacteria. The filling material is then placed firmly into the cavity and hardens very quickly. When it is set in place, your bite is checked and the surface of the filling is smoothed to remove rough spots.

What are fillings made from?

Fillings can be made from silver amalgam or tooth-coloured resin-composite material.

Amalgam fillings are a durable and strong cavity treatment. Composites can enhance the visual appearance of your teeth after treatment and offer additional tooth restoration strength in the case of broken teeth.

Your dentist will advise you on the type of filling that is right for you during your consultation.

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