Dental fillings in Hythe

When your tooth shows signs of decay, we can help to stop it before any further damage is caused. Fillings are there to help restore your tooth back to its normal shape and prevent any further decay.

    Spot decay before it gets serious

    When you visit for a check up, your dentist will use a small inspection mirror to assess the surface of your teeth, looking for signs of decay or little cracks and fissures. They will let you know as soon as they see anything that might require treatment, and a small filling is a lasting preventative solution that far outweighs a root canal treatment, which can be the result of extensive decay. By closing up the gap, your dentist is preventing bacteria from getting in and preserving your tooth in the least invasive way.

    The process is straightforward and often only requires one or two appointments at your local Hythe practice. Once your dentist has assessed the area that requires treatment, they will clear out any decay before filling the clean cavity with a material of your choice.

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      Composite resin

      Composite is a tooth-coloured filling material made up of glass particles and resin. Composite is packed into the clean cavity to restore the tooth. The advantage of composite is that it will directly bond to the tooth to create a good seal.

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      Often referred to as onlays or inlays, these are custom-made and fitted to your teeth. They boast a similar durability to that of gold fillings, but look more more natural.

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      Gold fillings

      Known for its low reactivity, gold is a safe substance to leave in your mouth for years. Gold fillings are also long-lasting and could stay in place well for over 20 years.

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