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Dental Filling

What Is a Dental Filling

A dental filling is a tried-and-true method for restoring a tooth affected by decay or minor fractures. The procedure involves placing a material into the affected tooth, and sealing it off to prevent further damage.

This treatment isn’t just corrective but preventive as well. Dental fillings can stave off additional decay and protect the integrity of the tooth, saving you from more invasive procedures down the line.

Why Choose Us for Dental Fillings?

At Dental HQ, we see dental fillings as more than a temporary solution. Our approach focuses on a long-term commitment to your oral health, imparting valuable education on oral hygiene that will serve you well into the future.

Our commitment to affordability and quality coexists seamlessly at Dental HQ. We recommend regular check-ups to monitor your dental fillings and adjust as needed, adhering to international standards of care that you can trust.

Dental Filling

Frequently Asked Questions

Dental fillings are a common dental treatment offered under the umbrella of general dentistry. This section aims to demystify the process so you know what to expect when you walk into our dental clinic for this particular service.

Initial Consultation and Diagnosis

The first step in the process usually involves an initial consultation where our dentist assesses the health of your teeth and identifies the need for a filling. Modern dental services include digital X-rays and examinations to accurately diagnose the extent of the decay.

Local Anaesthesia

Once the need for a filling has been established, local anaesthesia is administered to numb the area around the affected tooth. This makes the procedure more comfortable and reduces any potential discomfort.

Tooth Preparation

After ensuring the area is numb, our dentist will proceed to remove the decayed portion of the tooth. This is an essential step in the procedure as it cleans out the affected area, making it ready for the filling.

Choosing the Right Filling Material

Various filling materials are available, such as composite and ceramic. The choice depends on several factors, such as the extent of repair, allergies to certain materials, and budget considerations for affordable dental care. Our dentist will discuss the options and recommend the most appropriate material for you.

Placing the Filling

Once the tooth is prepared and the material is chosen, the filling process begins. The selected material is placed into the cavity and shaped to match the contour of your tooth. If a composite resin is used, a special light might be employed to harden the material.

Finishing Touches

After the filling material is securely in place, our dentist will finish and polish the tooth. This is an important step as it ensures that your new filling will not interfere with your bite and will look natural.

Post-Procedure Care

Following the dental treatment, some sensitivity around the filled tooth is normal. Our dentist will give you instructions on how to manage this and what to avoid eating or drinking for a short period.

Teeth whitening procedures primarily focus on the natural enamel of your teeth, and they do not have the same effect on dental fillings or other restorative materials. If you have fillings and are considering teeth whitening, it’s essential to consult with our dentist for personalised patient care. They can help you understand how the whitening process will impact your filled teeth and may suggest replacing the fillings after whitening to match the new shade of your teeth.

However, that doesn’t mean you can’t have a beautiful, uniform smile. Our dental clinic offers comprehensive smile makeover plans that can combine teeth whitening with other treatments to give you a more harmonious appearance. This could mean performing the teeth whitening first and then replacing the old fillings to match the new, whiter shade of your teeth, ensuring a balanced and aesthetically pleasing result.

While losing a filling isn’t categorised as a dental emergency, it certainly calls for quick action. Immediately contact our dental practice to arrange an appointment as soon as possible. Without the protective filling, your tooth’s inner structure becomes exposed to bacteria, potentially leading to discomfort and sensitivity. This incident underscores the importance of seeing our dentist regularly to keep tabs on your fillings and overall dental well-being.
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