The Importance of Dental Fillings

Preservation of Natural Teeth

Dental Fillings are primarily used to repair teeth affected by cavities or minor damage. By removing the decayed or damaged portions of the tooth and filling the resulting space, Dental Fillings help preserve your natural teeth. This preservation is crucial because your natural teeth are your best teeth.

Prevention of Further Damage

When left untreated, tooth decay and cavities can progress, leading to more extensive damage. Dental Fillings prevent the decay from spreading and causing more significant problems. By restoring the tooth’s structure and function, fillings act as a barrier, halting the progress of decay.

Enhanced Oral Health

A decayed or damaged tooth can be a source of infection and discomfort. Dental Fillings not only eliminate these issues but also contribute to better oral health overall. When your teeth are healthy and pain-free, you’re more likely to maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine, further promoting your well-being.

Aesthetically Pleasing

Modern dental fillings are designed to blend seamlessly with your natural tooth color, ensuring a virtually invisible restoration. This means that you can maintain the aesthetics of your smile while addressing dental issues discreetly.

The Dental Fillings Process

Understanding the Dental Fillings process is essential for a successful and comfortable treatment journey. Let’s explore the various stages involved in restoring your smile with Dental Fillings:

1. Initial Assessment

Your journey to a restored smile begins with an initial assessment at Dental Care Centre UK. During this crucial visit, our experienced dentist will:

  • Listen to your dental concerns and gather information about your oral health history.
  • Perform a comprehensive examination of your oral health, including an assessment of any tooth decay or damage.
  • May recommend digital X-rays to gain a more detailed view of the affected tooth’s condition.

The initial assessment is a crucial step as it allows our dentist to create a customized treatment plan tailored to your specific needs.

2. Anesthesia Administration

Before commencing the Dental Fillings procedure, our dentist will administer a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort throughout the treatment. You can rest assured that you will not experience pain during the filling process.

3. Tooth Preparation

Once you are comfortable, the dentist will begin the tooth preparation process. This step involves removing the decayed or damaged portion of the tooth. Our dentist will use specialized instruments to carefully clean and shape the affected area, ensuring all decay is removed.

4. Filling Material Selection

Dental Care Centre UK offers a variety of dental filling materials to suit your unique needs and preferences:

  • Composite Fillings: These tooth-colored fillings are an excellent choice for restoring front teeth and highly visible areas. They blend seamlessly with your natural tooth color and are cosmetically appealing
  • Amalgam Fillings: Amalgam fillings, often referred to as silver fillings, are durable and suitable for restoring back teeth where chewing forces are stronger. While they are silver in color, they offer robust performance.
  • Ceramic Fillings: Ceramic fillings, also known as inlays or onlays, are highly aesthetic and provide excellent durability. They are custom-crafted to match the color and texture of your natural teeth.
  • Glass Ionomer Fillings: These fillings are typically used for small cavities or in pediatric dentistry. They release fluoride to help prevent further decay.

Our dentist will discuss the best filling material for your specific situation, taking into consideration factors such as tooth location, size of the filling, and cosmetic preferences.

5. Filling Placement

Once the tooth is prepared and the filling material selected, our dentist will carefully place and shape the filling to restore the tooth’s natural form and function. The filling material will bond securely to the tooth, ensuring long-lasting durability.

6. Final Polishing and Bite Adjustment

To complete the Dental Fillings procedure, our dentist will meticulously polish the filling to achieve a smooth and natural finish. Any necessary adjustments will be made to ensure your bite is comfortable and properly aligned.

Aftercare and Maintenance

Maintaining your Dental Fillings and overall oral health is straightforward. Dental Care Centre UK recommends the following steps:

  • Regular Dental Check-ups: Schedule routine dental check-ups at our clinic to monitor the condition of your Dental Fillings and ensure your oral health.
  • Proper Oral Hygiene: Maintain a consistent oral hygiene routine, including brushing, flossing, and using an antiseptic mouthwash.
  • Balanced Diet: Consume a diet rich in fruits and vegetables and low in sugary and acidic foods to help prevent future cavities.

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I have been with this dental practice for the past 10 years and have always received excellent care from my dentist Dr. Prasad. I would recommend this dental practice. Friendly service and a dentist who cares for his patients’ dental health .

Undine S.

Had an appointment with Dr Romain Prassad today what a lovely and kind dentist really put me at ease and is doing everything he can to help save my tooth thankyou so much ☺️

Tor M.

I would really recommend this Dental Practice. Dr Kolar is a very attentive dentist who cares about the you as a person as well as about the health of your teeth and gums. He takes time to explain the processes he is leading you through, explains how your dental health has progressed over time and encourages you to take care of your teeth. For the first time in my life I look forward to coming to the dentist!

Toby R.

I have been registered at this dental practice now, for just over 15 years. Throughout that whole period, I have been lucky enough to have been looked after by the wonderful, and patient, Dr Prasad. He has covered many procedures in my mouth, from extraction, and root canal, right up to the most recent procedure, Composite bonding of my broken two front teeth. Do not hesitate to register at this practise, as you will be looked after with care and consideration.

Thank you Dr Prasao

Suzanne L.

Very friendly

During the lockdown period I was able to see Dr Irfan for a dental emergency I had. I’m so grateful that they have been available throughout this. Gillian the practice manager contacted me and offered me an appointment the same day. I am a long standing patient at this practice and cannot thank them enough for great service they have provided to me throughout the years. Great dentist, staff and management. Thank you all so much.

Susan L.

The Dental Care Center has been an excellent dentist surgery that I have been attending as a patient for many years. When I was young I didn’t have a pleasant experience with my local dentist on more than one occasion. I found the dentist at new cross dental care center very reassuring and comforting. The management and reception were also very welcoming.

Stewart S.

Really efficient service and friendly helpful staff, clean and fresh environment

Stephanie P.

Great desk staff and Dentists. Excellent with young children.

Spencer M.

Brilliant service from Dr Mansi Patel – she ensured I was well informed regarding my dental issues and spent a whole consultation discussing my dental history and reviewing my previous scans. She provided the means to communicate out of hours, if I had any further queries. She demonstrated empathy and encouraged collaborative decision making throughout. This is a refreshing approach, speaking from someone who’s a healthcare professional. Would recommend!

Sonia M.

I had a wonderful experience at Dental Care Centre. Dr Mani Nasir is fantastic, he listened to me, had my best interests at heart and delivered excellent and professional care. Dr Mani & his nurse Kawtar are an amazing team! I also felt very safe with the measures the practice has put in place in light of covid-19. Thank you!

Simran K.



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