What is a filling?
A filling is one of the most basic methods of restoring a tooth which has a hole that has been caused by decay. Most filling materials now used are matched to the colour of your natural teeth however in some instances gold or amalgam will be used due to the location and nature of the filling
Why might I need a filling?
We might suggest a filling:
- If you have an area of decay but the surrounding tooth is sound
- Part of a tooth has been lost and can be’ made good’ with a filling
What is the benefit for me?
A filling is a simple way to restore a tooth suffering from decay and can play an important role in helping to keep it fully functioning for many more years.