Restoring the integrity of a tooth to improve oral health Fillings offer a natural looking restoration that can be used to restore the function of a tooth or for cosmetic purposes. There are a number of reasons why you might need a fillings. Some of these include: To fill cavities and fissures – a more permanent solution They offer a sort of natural coloured glue to repair fractures and chips in the tooth Useful for restructuring misshaped teeth Cosmetically helpful for closing small gaps in between teeth Improve appearance as a replacement for amalgam fillings that are made from silver coloured materials and are sometimes noticeable Can be more cost effective in comparison to other cosmetic options What is the dental filling process? Step 1 – The first step of your filling treatment will be the use of a local anaesthetic to numb the area. This will ensure that you do not feel any pain and that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Step 2 – We will then conduct a thorough clean of the affected tooth and surrounding areas to ensure that there is no bacteria or debris on the affected tooth. Step 3 – Your dentist will then apply the filling and depending on the material used, it will be shaped before it is hardened, creating a firm bond to the tooth. Step 4 – The final step involves a thorough polish so that the tooth fits in naturally in both structure and appearance to the surrounding teeth. Dental Fillings at Surf Coast Dental Fillings are a common treatment options to restore a tooth that has a cavity or minor cosmetic issue. The team at Surf Coast Dental in Torquay offer patients the highest quality treatment, complemented by the very best dental care. If you require a dental filling, contact our friendly team today! Don’t forget to share this via Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and LinkedIn.