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Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings in Surrey

If you are suffering from tooth decay or have cavities in your teeth, your dentist will recommend repairing these areas with a dental filling. Fillings help to protect the dental pulp inside the tooth as bacteria can otherwise enter and cause a tooth infection.

What Are Fillings Made From?

Dental fillings can be made from a variety of materials, including metal. Although metal fillings are very strong, many people don’t like the appearance of shiny metal in the mouth. Composite fillings are a more popular option as the filling material is a similar colour to the teeth and looks completely natural in the mouth.

How Long Do Dental Fillings Last?

Dental fillings can last for many years before having to be replaced. Their longevity depends on the size of the filling, their position in the tooth and your routine oral care. Fillings can also be dislodged by everyday activities such as biting and chewing, so it’s essential to visit your dentist regularly so they can assess for missing fillings or cracks.

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