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Tooth Filling Treatment

Dental Filling Treatment in Tunbridge Wells and Brighton & Hove

Here at the Town House Dental Practice, we are pleased to offer our patients a range of dental filling treatments.

What is a tooth filling?

Tooth filling is a very common treatment that is used to fill dental cavities caused by decay. However, fillings have come a long way in both the aesthetics and how they are now delivered. White fillings have almost entirely replaced the old silver fillings, which means that most of the time they are indistinguishable from your original tooth. So if you’re in need of a permanent tooth filling, our dentists have a gentle approach to dental filling treatments and provide a stress-free experience.


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White Tooth Fillings in Tunbridge Wells and Brighton & Hove

Our tooth-coloured white fillings offer a durable, aesthetically-pleasing solution to cavities and tooth decay. Also called composite fillings, this common dental treatment involves the use of tooth-coloured resin material to fill cavities and crevices. Cavity filling provides strength, stability with natural-looking results.

Replacing a Silver Tooth Filling

Replacing an old silver dental filling can be easily done at the Town House. ‘Silver fillings’ – made from dental amalgam – contain mercury, which is toxic and some may be concerned that it can enter the bloodstream. Another disadvantage is that an amalgam tooth filling is dark grey and therefore easily visible.

If you currently have a silver dental filling, we will be happy to replace it with a more natural-looking tooth-coloured filling. This can be done whether your current silver tooth filling has come to the end of its life or you simply want to have a more natural look.

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If you’d like to find out more about white fillings, please get in touch by visiting our contact page.

Root Canal Common FAQ's

  1. How long should a tooth hurt after a filling?

    It’s normal to experience some discomfort after getting a filling, typically lasting for a few days. However, if the pain persists beyond a week or becomes more severe, it’s important to contact your dentist. Persistent pain could indicate complications such as nerve irritation or an improper bite alignment, which may require further evaluation and treatment.

  2. How long after a tooth filling can I eat?

    After a tooth filling, it’s generally recommended to wait until the local anaesthesia wears off before eating. This usually takes about 1-2 hours. Additionally, it’s best to avoid eating hard, crunchy, or sticky foods for the first 24 hours to allow the filling to fully set and avoid any damage.

  3. How long can a tooth filling last?

    The longevity of a tooth filling depends on various factors such as the type of filling material used, the location of the filling, and how well you maintain oral hygiene. On average, tooth fillings can last anywhere from 5 to 15 years. However, with proper care and regular dental check-ups, they can potentially last even longer.

  4. What does a tooth that needs a filling look like?

    A tooth that needs a filling may display certain signs such as visible pits or holes on the surface of the tooth, discolouration or dark spots, sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods, or sharp pain when biting down. Additionally, if you experience persistent toothache or discomfort, it’s essential to consult with a dentist to determine if a filling is needed.

  5. How long does a tooth filling take?

    The time it takes to get a tooth filling depends on several factors, including the size and location of the cavity and the type of filling material used. On average, a simple tooth filling procedure typically takes around 30 to 60 minutes to complete. However, more extensive fillings or multiple cavities may require additional time. Your dentist will assess your specific situation and provide you with an estimate of the treatment duration during your appointment.

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