Dental fillings are required when a tooth has been damaged by decay and requires extra support. They can be used to restore damaged teeth, to treat tooth fractures or to assist with tooth sensitivity.
When you attend Penwortham Dental, the dentist will carry out a full examination and take x-rays if they feel you require a filling.
Patients with decayed teeth often experience symptoms such as toothache, sensitivity or pain when chewing or biting.
It is important to treat decay as soon as possible to prevent infection or deterioration of a tooth’s nerve.
If it is found you require a filling, the following steps will be taken:
A dental filling can be made out of a number of materials and the type used depends on the extent of damage.
The different filling materials are described below:
Once your filling has been fitted the dentist will give you oral care advice to avoid the need for future fillings. They may recommend particular dental care products to protect your teeth from plaque build-up and decay.