What is a dental filling/restoration?
A dental restoration or dental filling is a treatment to restore the function, integrity, and morphology of missing tooth structure resulting from caries or external trauma.
How a tooth filling is done
To fill a tooth, the dentist will:
Numb your tooth and surrounding area
Sometimes use a small sheet of rubber on a metal frame (rubber dam) to target the decayed tooth and to stop liquid and tooth chips from entering your mouth and throat.
Drill out all the decay and replace it with a filling.
What filling materials do we use?
SE9 Dental Care is a mercury and amalgam free practice. We only use tooth coloured filling materials of a superior quality and strength. The most common materials are composite and porcelain (for inlays).
Is this treatment painful?
No. As with all treatments, we aim to provide durable fillings in a painless way.
The dentist will numb your tooth and surrounding area so that you don't feel any pain or discomfort.