Choosing the right filling for you
A filling is a common procedure carried out by dentists to fill a dental cavity, or hole, in the tooth.
Cavities can be caused by various reasons, but are usually down to:
- Damaged teeth through grinding your upper and lower teeth together, eroding the tops of your teeth.
- Chipped teeth from an impact, accident or biting an extremely hard object with force.
- Acidic erosion/decay over time from certain foods and insufficient cleaning.
When it comes to the filling itself, there are several different materials that can be used, each with their own benefits. Your dentist will be able to discuss your options and help you decide which type of filling is best for you.