You will need a filling if you have :-
– a cavity, caused by tooth decay – a broken tooth
– lost an old filling
Your dentist will want the entire procedure to be painless for you so they will ensure that your gum is thoroughly numb. The tooth is then shaped with a handpiece and the filling material is pressed into the tooth. It is then cured and the bite is checked.
You are faced with a choice when you have a filling.
– Amalgan (mercury) fillings or White (mercury free) fillings