If you’ve been suffering from tooth decay, your dentist at Ilchester can fit you with a filling in order to restore your tooth. Left too long, tooth decay can lead to tooth extraction. Having a filling is a straightforward procedure that takes little time. If you fail to catch tooth decay complications early, you will not be eligible for a filling and will have to look into more complex procedures.
Will my filling be noticeable to others?
Nowadays, thanks to advancements in the world of dentistry, we have the tools to make your filling tooth-coloured, so that it goes virtually unnoticed in your mouth. Many of our patients have reported back that their friends and family had not noticed they had had a filling.
How long do tooth-coloured fillings last?
There are variables that determine this question, such as
- Where the filling is in your mouth.
- What your filling is made of.
- Whether or not you maintain good oral care.
Our team can advise you on the materials used and give you an estimate of how long your filling will last.
What are tooth-coloured fillings made of?
They are generally made from synthetic resin or glass particles as well as a setting ingredient.
Are there alternate treatments to fillings?
The alternative options are crowns, inlays and veneers (for front teeth) however, these options are costlier and the procedure is more complex.
If you would like to speak to us about fillings, please contact us on 01935 840 784.
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