A filling is normally the most effective way to restore a tooth that has been partially damaged, whether through decay, a chip or a crack to the surface of the tooth. A filling can also be used to reshape an uneven tooth. Traditionally, dental amalgam fillings were usually silver coloured. Although strong, the silver colour contrasts against the natural tooth which makes it stand out as a repair. At Exeter Advanced Dentistry we only use tooth coloured filling materials. These are used to fill front and back teeth so that the repair blends in with the rest of the tooth as flawlessly as possible.
How does it work?
A filling is a minor dental correction frequently used to restore the natural shape and function of a damaged tooth. The dentist carefully clears the affected area, removing any traces of bacteria and then refills the space with a strong material that bonds with the remaining healthy tooth and is matched to the shade of the rest of the teeth for a completely natural look.
When would we recommend a filing?
Natural coloured fillings are a fast and cost-effective solution to a range of dental issues such as:
- A cracked or chipped tooth
- Tooth decay
- Minor reshaping of uneven surfaces
- A replacement for traditional silver coloured fillings
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