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Cavity Treatment

Kimbolton Dental Practice

If you have tooth decay, then you will need to have a filling. The area must be prepared prior to a filling, by removing all the decay and shaping the cavity to hold the filling in place. If the decay is more extensive, your dentist may need to place an inlay or only (partial crown).

White Fillings

White Fillings, which are also known as composite resins, allow teeth to be filled using more aesthetically pleasing materials, giving a much improved appearance. White Fillings do not contain mercury and are an ideal choice for achieving long term strength in filled teeth.

White fillings have always been considered less durable than silver amalgam fillings. But new materials are available comparable to silver amalgam. The life expectancy of a white filling can depend greatly on where it is in your mouth and how heavily your teeth come together when you bite.

White fillings can be done via Denplan, Medenta Finance, or paid for at the end of treatment.

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings are silver coloured, they are made by combining mercury and a silver alloy (composed of 50% Mercury, 35% Silver, 15% Tin and other metals). Silver Amalgam fillings are long lasting, hard wearing and economical to use, they are normally used on the back 'chewing' teeth or if a tooth contains a lot of cavity.

Root Canals

If you have excessive pain in your mouth or tooth, you may need a root canal. A root canal is necessary when a large tooth cavity reaches the nerves within a tooth and becomes infected.

Root canal pain can be unbearable. By removing bacteria and damaged or dead nerves, the tooth can be sealed and the tooth infection can begin to heal, allowing the tooth to be restored back to full health.

We welcome all new and existing patients, Register Online for an initial patient consultation, Book An Appointment, or call 01234 355966 to speak to us.

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