Do you experience pain or sensitivity when brushing certain teeth? Does your tooth hurt when consuming hot or cold liquids? If so, it may be a sign that you require a tooth filling. As a tooth decays, holes or cavities can result, which often causes pain and sensitivity.

Dental fillings are one of the most common dental procedures used to treat cavities or cracks in teeth. They can restore teeth by filling the holes or cavities, as well as relieving associated pain. Dental fillings are also a preventative measure, used to stop decay from causing any further damage.

Dental filling procedure

Dental fillings restore teeth with cavities or damage by filling in the holes or cracks. The decay is removed, the tooth is cleaned and then filled in with a filling material. This stops the tooth from decaying further and makes it fully functional again.

There are a wide range of materials used for restoring damaged teeth from tooth coloured to metallic and we are more than happy to provide information to allow you to choose which is right for you.

How long should your tooth filling last?

Tooth fillings should last from 3 - 10 years, however if the cavity is extremely large, the composite filling may not last as long. Your dentist will discuss the best option for you and the tooth in question at your dental appointment.

If you can see, feel or suspect you have a cavity in your tooth that may require a dental filling, contact us to see if dental fillings are a suitable option for you.

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