Dental fillings are one of the most popular and effective treatments for tooth restoration. When a tooth becomes damaged by tooth decay, fillings are offered to return your teeth back to a healthy function and shape.
During a dental filling, your dentist will firstly remove all traces of decayed material, thoroughly clean the affected area and then use filling material to occupy the cleaned-out cavity. This will fill in any gaps where bacteria could once enter and put a stop to further decay.
Fillings can help your teeth look and feel healthy again, to help you gain a confident smile. But if you’re having second thoughts about receiving your dental fillings, here are our reasons to go for it:
When your tooth becomes run down by decay, the filling treatment can take as little as under an hour to complete, making it both a fast acting and convenient option.
White tooth-coloured fillings can last from 5 to 7 years and silver fillings, which are usually offered on the NHS, have been known to last around 12 years. This provides you with a stress-free option that requires minimal effort until it’s time for them to be renewed years ahead in the future.
By closing the fracture caused by decay, dental fillings can reduce the amount of bacteria in your mouth and make your teeth easier to clean. This will lead to a higher standard of oral hygiene and help you to maintain fresh breath.
Tooth coloured fillings are available if you would prefer them over old amalgam fillings, for a more natural and less noticeable appearance.
When a tooth suffers from a fracture and decay it can create an opening for bacteria to enter, putting your oral health at risk. Receiving dental fillings to restore the tooth’s structure can prevent tooth loss and restrict the damage caused by dental cavities, caries, decay or trauma. It can also prevent further damage to your teeth and nerves.
Here at Bath Street Dental, our team of qualified Dentists aim to provide the highest standard of service with all of our treatments. If you believe you may require a dental filling please get in touch with a member of our friendly team for information on treatments and appointments on 01242 259960