Fillings are ideal for repairing small to medium sized cavities (or holes) in the teeth caused by dental decay. If cavities are not filled then they can get worse and potentially lead to infections, which can be painful and sometimes even result in the loss of a tooth. It is much easier to treat tooth decay early on, which is why regular check-ups are so important.
Before a cavity can be filled, your dentist will first use small tools to remove any dental decay present, which ensures that the tooth is clean and ready to be repaired. Depending on the extent of the decay, this might involve numbing the area with a local anaesthetic, but this is often not needed and a filling is usually a quick and painless procedure.
Here at Smile Together we can provide you with standard amalgam (silver-coloured) fillings, or hard-wearing composite resin fillings that will blend almost seamlessly with the natural colour of your teeth. Thanks to newer and stronger materials we can restore your teeth and with proper care they will remain healthy for many years.
If you are worried about getting a filling, please speak to one of our friendly dental team.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays are used to repair the large chewing surface of a back tooth and to mend larger cavities where a conventional filling wouldn’t be strong enough. Back teeth sustain a lot of wear and tear during chewing and their surfaces can often develop cavities, as they contain quite deep fissures that can easily trap plaque and food.
An onlay is similar to an inlay, just a little larger. It can repair a cavity right in the central part of the chewing surface as well as one or more of the tooth cusps (the raised points on the tooth).
Treatment is tailored to the individual, with an impression taken of the tooth in order to make an inlay or onlay that fits perfectly. Inlays and onlays are made from porcelain or composite resin, both of which are tooth-coloured so as to blend with the natural colour of your teeth. Just as with a filling, your dentist will remove any decayed matter from your tooth before fitting the inlay or onlay.
|Amalgam (silver)||from £92.00|
|Composite (white)||from £116.00|
|Root fillings (front teeth)||from £303.00|
|Root fillings (back teeth)||from £339.00|
Please note an advance payment (10% deposit) will be taken when booking this appointment. If you need to cancel your appointment, this deposit is non-refundable.