Fillings are one of the methods of restoring teeth, either when they have been damaged by tooth decay or have broken.
At Wichelstowe Dental Care, we offer both tooth-coloured (white) fillings, which are virtually invisible, and the traditional grey amalgam ones. Many people prefer the tooth-coloured (white) ones simply because they look so much better, but these are not suitable for every tooth and not always available on the NHS.
We normally numb the tooth and the surrounding area with a local anaesthetic. Once numb, we will prepare the tooth for the filling material usually using our drills, and then fill the hole with either amalgam (metal) or tooth-coloured material.
We will then shape the filling so it does not interfere with the way you bite and chew. For tooth-coloured fillings, the shaping also helps the tooth to look as realistic as possible.
Please call us on 01793 864999 if you would like more information.