TREATMENTS 

FILLINGS & FISSURE SEALANTS

Dental Treatment

Fillings are used to repair a hole in your tooth caused by decay. The most common type of filling is an amalgam, made from a mixture of metals. Amalgam fillings are often used on your back chewing teeth as they are very hard-wearing.

 

Your dentist will offer you the type of filling most appropriate for your clinical (medical) needs. This may include a tooth-coloured (white) filling. For example, if you need a filling for one of your front teeth, your dentist may suggest a tooth-coloured filling.

  • Composite resin (tooth-coloured): powdered glass and ceramic added to a resin base,

  • Synthetic resin (tooth-coloured): as for composite resin but the resin is man-made (instead of coming from plants)

Replaced with white fillings:

1. Small Cavity Found

2. Decay Has Been Removed

3. Restored With White Fillings

Fissure Sealants are plastic coating that fill the fissures in a tooth. They protect teeth from plaque and acids. These are a successful method of preventing tooth decay, particularly in a patients with a higher risk of tooth decay. The treatment is painless and non-invasive. Fissure sealants gradually wear after several years and may be re-applied.

Tooth Prior To Fissure Sealants

Tooth Protected with Fissure Sealants

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