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Tooth fillings

Dental decay can leave holes in your teeth. Tooth fillings can fill these cavities to avoid further issues. Call Chapel Dental in Camborne and let our dentists take a look.


How do I know if I need a filling?

Diet, poor dental hygiene or oral disease can all cause tooth decay, which needs to be removed and then filled to prevent further issues. Nagging toothache, sudden pain when you bite down, or sensitivity to hot and cold could all be signs you need a filling. At Chapel Dental, we’ll discuss the issue so that we can find the most suitable solution, including alternatives such as dental implants or partial dentures.


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Types of fillings

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  • Amalgam: This is most common kind and the one people usually think of. Amalgam fillings are grey-silver coloured and metal-based filling, which can discolour over time to a more grey-black colour

  • Composite: Also known as white fillings, composites are more natural looking and closely match the colour of your teeth, so you won’t see them when you yawn

  • Crowns: These are a tooth shaped cap that goes over the top of a tooth, and are usually made of metal or porcelain

  • Inlays and overlays: Inlays typically fill the inside of a tooth, whereas overlays aim to recreate the original shape of the tooth. This type of filling best works on larger surfaces, such as your back teeth

  • Root canal fillings: These may follow a root canal treatment, and are recommended to let the tooth fully heal following the procedure

Depending on the extent of the damage, our dentists may recommend an alternative treatment, such as a dental implant (a false tooth which is securely fitted to the mouth) or partial dentures.

Ask Chapel Dental about our range of tooth fillings

Call our dentists in Camborne on 01209 712036

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