What to do if you think you need a filling.
If you’re going to the dentist for regular checkups, we will be able to assess whether you need a filling or not during these appointments. If you’re going for the first time because you think something might be wrong, please book an appointment or call us to talk to our treatment coordinator.
What is a filling?
Fillings are a recommended and commonly used dental treatment used to treat tooth decay and keep teeth strong. Only a dentist can determine whether a filling is needed as we can get a closer look at your teeth and spot any signs of decay that may not be causing you pain yet.
During your appointment at Shifnal Dental Care, we will remove any decay on your teeth before replacing it with the best filling for you. There are two main types of filling materials, amalgam and white fillings.
Here at Shifnal dental Care, we have cosmetic procedures available to also remove your previous amalgam fillings and replace them with white filings.
What kind of filling should I have?
At Shifnal Dental Care, we offer white fillings as an alternative to amalgam fillings that you may have had previously. The newer white fillings blend into the natural colour of your teeth and therefore are a lot more cosmetically pleasing than silver fillings.
After a filling, your teeth tend to be more sensitive due to the decay being removed. This sensitivity should subside within two to four weeks, however we recommend that if the pain is unbearable or lasting for a prolonged period of time, that you speak to us to check that everything is okay. For the period of time that your teeth are sensitive, we would recommend that you stick to mainly soft foods to ease the pain.
If you’re not sure what you need, please contact us to find out more and to book an appointment.
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