Broken Tooth Filling
Broken teeth are the most common type of dental injury to treat this broken tooth filling is necessary.
To treat a cavity your dentist will remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then "fill" the area on the tooth where the decayed material was removed.
White fillings are also used to repair cracked or broken tooth and tooth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding).
What Steps Are Involved in Filling a Tooth?
- First, the dentist will use a local anaesthetic (as required) to numb the area around the tooth to be filled.
- Next, the tooth will be prepared to remove the decayed area. The choice of filling material, recovery and severity depends upon the location as well as extent of the decay.
- Mostly, composite (tooth coloured) material is used however, the ultimate choice is made by the patient.
Cosmetic Fillings --- Composite (Tooth coloured) fillings
Composite build-up filling --- Amalgam (Silver) white fillings Auckland