Teeth grinding, known as bruxism, can also cause damage to the teeth and a filling can be used to repair teeth.
Extensive training in modern filling techniques means that all our dentists are confident in their abilities to place restorations that will last for many years. The cost of our fillings are reflected in the time we take to give you an excellent restoration and the time we invest in postgraduate courses and materials.
Recent techniques in placing fillings have dramatically changed practice today. Where appropriate, we use the latest dye indicators to make sure we have removed all the decay in your tooth.
We also use advanced bonding resins to prevent any bacterial leakage which could cause further problems or discomfort and we use the leading filling materials on the market.
The most commonly placed filling restoration we use is composite resin, (tooth-coloured filling material). This material exhibits excellent durability and comfort and your dentist will be happy to discuss with you the merits of this material you.
X-rays will be taken if required. You will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the tooth, gum and surrounding area to make sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure.
Any decay is removed from the tooth until the area is clear. Once it is shaped to hold the filling, it is ready to be filled. the material used is usually a resin based filling material called composite or a glass ionomer. A final check will be made to see that your bite is comfortable.