Filling is the oldest and simplest type of tooth conserviation treatments. If a tooth is in a desolate condition it starts decaying and the surface slowly wears through. Pain is caused by solid or liquid food – especially hot and cold food and drinks – enter the inside of the tooth and directly contact rather sensitive nerves. In such cases, in order to reduce pain and prevent further decaying, the hole created on some part of the tooth must be filled.
Filling is listed among tooth conservation treatments as its point is to have the tooth not extracted, but to have its function conserved. Leaving decays untreated lets them continuously spread, and finally even the whole tooth is demolished. Of course, this rarely happens as a decayed tooth will hurt intolerably after some time, and then the tooth is extracted to eliminate pain.
Therefore, filling is applicable in cases where the tooth is already carious, but no such decay has formed on it from which the filling could fall out. Although, it is true that fillings may fall out even if they were inserted in the tooth at the proper time using the proper technique.
Nowadays, the majority of fillings are not made of amalgam, but of some totally harmless bio-material, which is, on the one hand, are much more aesthetic than grey amalgam, and, on the other hand, are more endurable, since the method used for inserting the filling into the tooth ensures that it stays in place for several years.
|Fillings||Our Price (GBP)|
|Light bind aesthetic filling||60|
|Light bind aesthetic filling and root pin||120|