The damaged tooth needs function and form restored to maintain a proper biting surface.
Many dentists use amalgam, which is a mixture of copper, silver, zinc, tin, and mercury. Amalgam is very inexpensive, robust, and lasts a long time. Dentists also use composite resins as filling material. We offer white fillings, made of composite material that closely matches the colour of your natural tooth. Unlike amalgam fillings, which are silver in colour, casual observers usually won’t notice a white filling.
We do our best to keep you as comfortable as possible, using a local anaesthetic to numb the area before applying the filling.
After numbing the area, the dentist will remove any infected material (decay) from the tooth and shape the cavity for the filling. Your dentist will then fill the cavity with the filling material and then smooths and polishes the area. Fillings usually only take one appointment.
A filling can last at least 5-7 years, depending on the material used and how well it is maintained.