Spot decay before it gets serious

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.

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    Fillings may be made from a number of different materials depending on the type of fitting your tooth requires. Indirect fillings will be crafted to fit your tooth in a dental laboratory before fitting, and because of their tailormade nature, they require a couple of visits to our practice. Direct fillings, on the other hand, can be applied in one sitting. White or tooth-coloured options prove to be the most popular as they are the quickest and most natural-looking – with these, no one will be able to tell that they’re there.

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    Should you require a filling, your dentist will discuss all of the available options and advise on the most suitable choice for your teeth. The process is straightforward, and often only requires one or two appointments. 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.

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