If you are highly sensitive to hot or cold foods, constantly suffering from a toothache, or experiencing pain when you bite down or chew, you may need a filling.
Dental Fillings restore damaged teeth and will make your smile pain-free once again. They are available in a wide range of affordable & aesthetically pleasing materials and can be fitted in a single pain-free appointment.
Before treatment begins, we will numb the area with a local anaesthetic. If you experience dental anxiety, you will also be offered an appropriate sedation option to help put you at ease. After you are completely relaxed, we will:
After the tooth has been filled, we will check your bite and shape the filling if necessary. Then the filling will be polished to smooth the tooth surface for a more attractive and natural appearance.
Your filling material will depend on the location of the damaged tooth, the extent of the trauma, and your medical history, as well as your personal preference.
Common filling materials include:
After filling the cavity, we will show you how to care for your new restoration. You should continue to brush and floss daily, using a fluoride mouth rinse and following other good oral hygiene practices. You can also dramatically reduce your risk of cavities and other dental problems simply by visiting Southlands Smile Clinic regularly for checkups.