Fillings are necessary when a tooth becomes damaged by decay and a cavity or hole has developed. They are a routine and frequently used treatment which we at The Walden Dental Clinic use with skill and efficiency.
Decay can occur for a number of reasons including poor oral hygiene and a diet high in sugar. Teeth can become damaged when decay starts to attack the outer layer, or enamel, of the tooth.
It is important to remove the decay and fill the cavity to prevent any further deterioration and to reduce the chance of future problems.
Your dentist will recommend a filling if they find evidence of cavities following a thorough examination and have taken x-rays of your teeth.
There are different types of fillings that your The Walden Dental Clinic dentist can offer you. They can be made from metal, composite resin, porcelain or amalgam. The type you choose is dependent on cost and where in the mouth it will be placed.
White fillings are a common cosmetic option as they are invisible to the eye and blend in perfectly with the natural teeth.
If you require a number of fillings and are concerned about the state of your teeth, book an appointment with our hygienist and they can provide advice and support to help improve your home care routine. They may also suggest particular products that can help protect and clean your teeth.
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