Fillings are common and most people need one at some stage in their lives. It’s nothing to be ashamed of, and here at My Dentist, we aim to restore your teeth so they’re good as new while making you feel as comfortable as possible.
So what is a filling? A filling is a dental treatment that fixes a hole in a tooth caused by decay. After it’s been determined you need a filling, the dentist will usually numb the tooth. When the tooth is numbed, we’ll use a dental drill and other instruments to remove the decay. Once prepared, we’ll place the filling.
White fillings, also known as composite or synthetic white fillings, are one of the best options to use on your teeth. We color-match the filling to match your smile so no one is the wiser that it’s a filling. Another perk is white composite fillings typically need less drilling preparation and can bond weak teeth.
- Assess – We determine whether your toothache is a cavity, or whether there are other signs of decay
- Numb – We numb the area around your tooth to make you as comfortable as possible during the procedure
- Drill – We gently and safely drill the decay away
- Fill – We insert the white composite filling so it sits comfortably in your mouth.
If you would prefer another type of filling such as amalgam or porcelain, please do let us know and we’ll see what we can do to accommodate you.
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