Dentists in Derby, Derbyshire Etwall Dental Practice, 44 Main Street, Etwall, Derby, Derbyshire DE65 6LP

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You may require a filling if your tooth has been damaged by decay or you have developed a cavity in your natural tooth. This is a common treatment which can last for a number of years if you care for your teeth properly.

At Etwall Dental Practice we will always do our best to help you avoid a filling, but where it cannot be helped, we will ensure you understand why you require it and how to care for your teeth properly to avoid further fillings.

When you attend an appointment, the dentist will take x-rays of your teeth and carry out a thorough examination. If a cavity is found, your dentist may recommend a filling to prevent any further deterioration of your tooth.

Fillings can be created from the following materials:

  • Metal
  • Composite resin
  • Porcelain
  • Amalgam

Each material differs in cost and its use depends on where in the mouth you require a filling. For example, at the back of the mouth, which is less visible, you may choose a metal filling. White fillings are also available.

If you require a number of fillings, we might recommend seeing our hygienist to learn how to care for your teeth properly and for advice on how to prevent decay damaging your teeth over time.

To book your appointment, please click here or call us on 01283 733391.