When you visit for a check up, your dentist will use a small inspection mirror to assess the surface of your teeth, looking for signs of decay or little cracks and fissures. They will let you know as soon as they see anything that might require treatment, and a small filling is a lasting preventative solution that far outweighs a root canal treatment, which can be the result of extensive decay. By closing up the gap, your dentist is preventing bacteria from getting in and preserving your tooth in the least invasive way.
The process is straightforward and often only requires one or two appointments at your local Fakenham practice. Once your dentist has assessed the area that requires treatment, they will clear out any decay before filling the clean cavity with a material of your choice.
There are a number of different materials that can be used to fill a hole in your tooth. Indirect fillings are those that require a couple of visits to Hughes & Owen Dental Care as the tooth is treated with a tailormade filling that has to be crafted to your needs in a dental laboratory before fitting. Direct fillings are those that can be applied in one sitting, or chairside. White or tooth coloured options prove to be the most popular of these options as they remain the quickest and most natural-looking of the options – no one can tell that you’ve had a filling.
Should you require a filling, your dentist will discuss with you the different options available and best advise on the most suitable for you and your teeth.
Call us on 01283 568817 (Burton-on-Trent) or 01283 217794 (Swadlincote) to speak to one of our friendly receptions today!
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