Dental fillings are the answer to repairing cavities in your teeth and restoring their original condition.
At Spring Dental Surgery in Hull, we understand the importance of maintaining good oral health, and one of the ways to do that is by treating cavities and tooth decay early on. Dental fillings are a common and effective solution for repairing damaged or decayed teeth, and we offer a variety of filling materials to suit your needs.
A dental filling is a procedure in which a dentist removes the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth and fills the area with a material such as amalgam, composite resin, or glass ionomer. The filling material is then shaped and polished to match the natural contour of the tooth, restoring its function and appearance.
The procedure for getting a filling typically requires one visit to our office. During the appointment, the dentist will numb the area around the tooth to be filled, remove the decayed portion of the tooth, and then place and shape the filling material.
Firstly, the filling area will be numbed with numbing cream, ensuring the procedure is as comfortable as possible. Your dentist will leave this to set and check it has taken effect. As a pain-free procedure, you may feel some pressure but no pain.
The next step is removing the decaying part (known as the cavity), whilst a dental assistant uses a suction device to remove debris from the mouth.
Once the area is free from decay and clean, the filling material is made, which comes in two types, amalgam and composite. Amalgam is grey and very strong, whilst composite matches the colour of your tooth. Created by a machine, amalgam is pressed into place. Whilst white fillings are a combination of priming agent and bonding material, hardened with a light.
Your dentist chooses the material and places it onto your tooth, and ensures your bite restores. They may ask you to bite down naturally to shape the material and file away any rough areas.
The filling procedure is the same, however, our dentist will spend more time explaining what’s happening and reassuring the child. We understand this procedure can be scary for children and our team can reassure them.
Regular dental check-ups and good oral hygiene practices are essential to maintaining the longevity of your fillings. Our team will provide you with instructions on how to care for your fillings and will schedule regular check-ups to ensure that your fillings are functioning properly.
Don’t let tooth decay or cavities affect your oral health. At Spring Dental Surgery in Hull, we offer a variety of dental filling materials to suit your needs and help you maintain a healthy and beautiful smile.
Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our experts.
We offer a wide range of dental treatments to meet the needs of our patients. Here are just a few reasons why you should choose us for your dental treatment:
Experienced team of dentists: Our team of dentists are highly trained and experienced in all aspects of dentistry. They use the latest technology and techniques to ensure that your treatment is as comfortable and successful as possible.
Customised treatment plan: We understand that every patient is unique, and we take the time to thoroughly evaluate each case to determine the best course of treatment for your individual needs.
State-of-the-art technology: We use the latest technology and equipment in our practice to ensure that your treatment is as precise and effective as possible.
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High-quality materials: We only use the highest quality materials for all of our dental treatments, ensuring that they are durable and long-lasting.
Comprehensive aftercare: We will provide you with detailed instructions on how to care for your teeth after the treatment. Our team of dentists will also be available to answer any questions you may have, and to monitor the healing process.
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