What are tooth fillings?
A tooth filling is used to treat tooth decay and restore the tooth to its normal shape and function. Here at Cotteswold House Dental Care, we insert either traditional grey amalgam fillings, composite fillings or ceramic onlays and inlays into your tooth to close off the affected area and prevent further decay.
What happens when you get a filling?
When you get a filling, your dentist will first give you local anaesthesia to numb the area.
Then we will remove the decayed material from your tooth using a drill, prepare the space, then use the filling of your choice.
To ensure it doesn’t interfere with the way you bite or chew and looks good, we will shape the filling according to your needs.