A dental filling is used to restore a tooth following the removal of a cavity. The damaged and infected part of the tooth is removed with a drill and the hole is filled and protected with a specialist material. In the past, metal amalgam fillings were more common, but today, white fillings are becoming increasingly popular as the aesthetic choice.
A dental filling can help to prolong the life of a tooth, protecting it from further damage and avoiding the need for a root canal or extraction. Only a dentist can diagnose the need for a dental filling. To find out if you need a dental filling, or to find out about removal and replacement, get in touch with Lasry Dental Clinic.