Few of us make it through our childhood years without having at least one filling. Cavities can appear, even when we have a first-class dental hygiene regime. But having a filling is a straightforward procedure that can quickly restore a damaged tooth.
At House of Dental in Hove, we’re proud to say that black amalgam fillings are a thing of the past. We treat our patients with modern hard-wearing composites that are discreet and match the colour of your tooth.
Regular check-ups at House of Dental in Hove and visits to the hygienist will reveal any pending issues and early detection will allow them to be treated before they have the chance to worsen.
At House of Dental, we only use amalgam-free fillings (containing no mercury) because they are becoming more and more popular for health as well as cosmetic reasons. We offer a wide range of white mercury-free materials, each suitable in different circumstances to replace your old silver amalgam fillings.
If you leave small cavity or hole untreated, bacteria can get into the tooth and you may face a more serious treatment. The procedure for a filling is done using a local anaesthetic to help keep you comfortable. After having a filling, you will continue to look after your teeth with a good hygiene routine to protect the filling and ensure it will last for many years.Get in touch
How long will my filling last?
The life expectancy of your filling depends on the depth of the cavity, where it is in your mouth and how you look after your oral health; your House of Dental dentist is best positioned to advise you.
Do I need a dental filling?
If you have a nagging toothache, pain when eating or over-sensitivity, you could have a cavity and require a filling. Dental fillings are used to repair damage to the structure of a tooth or teeth. This can be caused as a result of tooth decay, wear or trauma.
Your House of Dental dentist will inject the gum with a local anesthetic to numb the local area prior to your treatment taking place. Any decayed or damaged parts of the tooth will be removed after cleaning and drying the remaining tooth, the cavity will be filled.
Composite (white) fillings