Fillings provide a highly effective and durable way to repair decay and fractures in your tooth and keep your smile healthy and strong. Gone are the days of noticeable silver fillings, as we mainly use tooth-coloured composite material to restore. It is matched to your existing tooth to ensure a natural and long lasting repair.
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Fillings are a very common dental treatment, used to fill cavities often caused by tooth decay or fractures present in the mouth. They stop any further damage, infection or sensitivity by rebuilding the tooth and restoring function, leaving the tooth strong and healthy.
White composite fillings blend perfectly with your tooth and can’t be seen when you smile or talk in a very aesthetic and functional repair.
What to expect when having a filling
We prepare your tooth for the filling, removing all the decay and giving it a thorough clean before ensuring it is completely dry.
The filling is colour matched to the desired shade and expertly applied in layers by our skilled dentists. We put the composite material directly onto your tooth, so we can fix your tooth in a single appointment.
We harden the filling and it sets immediately, so you can eat normally straightaway. We also polish your tooth, leaving it beautifully shiny and healthy looking.
Was an amazing experience since the first appointment where I had my dental plan put in place. Was super understanding with my situation and what work I wanted to have done. All the staff I had met during my 3 appointments were very nice and provided a great service overall.
- Andy Spenceley
Great practice and would highly recommend!! I had been going to another dentist for a while but didn’t seem to explain anything or help me with options.
Decided to come to Eccleshill Dental. Was amazed. I had a 40 min examination and then went through all my issues. They broke it down to things that I ‘needed’ to do and then discussed things that might ...
- DBS AM
Had a appointment today with a lovely lady hygienist called Areeba. I’d like to say she gave a wonderful service .she was very thorough with a wonderful manner. A credit to the practice 👍👍
- Hayley Shaw
I visited the dentist and hygenist today. Both were very pleasant and explained what they were doing and it was a good visit.
- Jill Redding
My 5 year old daughter is a patient at this dentist and they are absolutely amazing! The reception staff and dentist always make her feel so comfortable and she is not scared of going to the dentist because of it!! Highly recommend!
- Laura Slack
My 1st visit at this very swish practise. All the staff were friendly and welcoming. Clare(dentist) was lovely, calming and made me feel comfortable. I can’t say anything negative and would highly recommend.
- Milly Sheard
Today I went to my dentist for a filling and saw Imaan the female dentist for the 2nd time.. I just wanted to say how absolutely lovey and really calm she made me feel. She listened to what I had to say and helped me with the issues I raised a credit to the surgery thank you 🙂
- Samantha Bolton
I would like say a massive thank you to Karan at Eccleshill Dental for giving me the confidence to smile again.
The dental work I had done was not a straight forward procedure. My teeth needed bleaching and then a new front crown needed to be made to match their new colour.
After the course of Enlighten treatment my teeth were temporarily left patchy in ...
- Sue J
Why do I need a filling?
There are a number of reasons why you could need a filling. The most common is due to decay present in your tooth, which causes a cavity. Your teeth can also become worn by clenching or grinding your teeth, which could require a filling.
How long will my composite filling last?
Composite fillings are durable, and can last for around 10 years. They can be easily replaced when needed.
Can my composite filling be repaired?
Yes, as the composite material is able to bond to itself, it is very easy to repair small areas of damage to restore the filling to full functionality. In some cases, we may choose to remove the entire filling and replace it rather than repair, but we will discuss this with you beforehand.
Will my filling be noticeable in my mouth?
We colour match the shade of the composite material we use to ensure it blends beautifully with your natural tooth colour. This means the composite filling is near invisible once placed into your tooth.
Why should I choose a composite filling?
Composite fillings are now much more popular than the silver amalgam alternative, mainly due to their increased aesthetic qualities. Composite fillings are strong, durable and do not require any of your natural tooth to be removed to accommodate them. They are also completely free from mercury, an important consideration for some patients.
Do I have to wait for my composite filling to set before eating?
The beauty of composite material is that it hardens and sets immediately after being placed, so no downtime is required. You can eat and bite down on it straightaway.