A dental filling is a procedure that restores a damaged tooth back to its regular function and shape. It fixes a tooth that has decay and plugs holes caused by wear and tear.
Dental fillings ensure that teeth are restored back to their healthy state and can continue functioning normally. The decay will be removed from the cavity and will be filled with a dental filling material.
Dental fillings are needed when you have a tooth cavity that may be causing issues such as:
- Tooth decay
- Gum issues
- Enamel loss
Tooth fillings are a quick and effective procedure for stopping further tooth decay.
At Adelaide Hills Family Dental we ensure the tooth filling procedure is fast and simple. The procedure involves giving local anaesthesia to numb the area around the tooth, removing the decay and then cleaning out any bacteria, shaping the tooth for the filling, placing the filling, which can be a tooth coloured filling, and then shape and polish the tooth.
Then you can enjoy your new, strong, restored tooth. Sometimes tooth sensitivity may exist after a filling and should resolve in one to two weeks. Please contact us at Adelaide Hills Family Dental for any further questions or enquiries.