Dental decay is one of the most prevalent diseases worldwide. At the Stag Lane Dental we ensure dental decay is avoided where possible. Our dentists and hygienists advise our patients on how to improve their oral hygiene, diet habits and provide fluoride advice.
If dental decay does occur the treatment of fillings are a way of repairing teeth that are damaged by decay or trauma and restore their strength, appearance and functionality.
Fillings are made from composite or resin. A popular option is white fillings as they are very natural looking, and are barely visible.
If you do require a filling, we will advise the best option for you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I replace my existing amalgam fillings with composite fillings?
Yes, though we generally recommend that fillings of any kind be replaced only when this is clinically necessary: for example, where decay occurs beneath or around an existing filling or a filling breaks. Sometimes, when the existing fillings are very large, a composite filling may not be an option - a porcelain inlay may be required.
How long do composite fillings last?
Our clinical audit data shows that 96% of the composite fillings we place on front teeth last for more than 5 years. We are so confident of the quality of our composite fillings.