Fillings

Fillings

If your teeth are cracked, chipped, or otherwise damaged, fillings are a popular way to restore their health. They're also safe and quick. Here at our practice, we believe in conservative dentistry - which means that we do everything possible to preserve healthy tooth enamel, while removing decayed tissue. We offer cosmetic colour-matched composite fillings and amalgam fillings. A tooth filling means using a material to "fill" in the hole of a tooth that decayed. The dentist removes all decay before the chosen material is packed into the space. This procedure ensures that the tooth will be protected from pain, sensitivity and further decay.

Benefits of Fillings

Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings are made from a mixture of metals, which gives them their dark grey colour. This can make them quite visible in the mouth. However, modern dentistry now allows us to use hard-wearing white fillings that blend in with your natural tooth colour. This means that nobody will ever know you have had a filling!

White Fillings

Composite fillings are a good option for people who want their fillings to be the same colour as their teeth. Composite fillings can be matched to the colour of your existing teeth, and they bond with teeth chemically to give added strength. They're also more versatile than other options due to their ability to fill smaller, awkwardly-shaped cavities - so less preparation is required.

What Should I Expect?

Fillings are something that dentists do every day, so there's no need to worry. The procedure usually shouldn't take more than half an hour, if everything goes according to plan. You might be given multiple pain-killing injections depending on the problem. Just try and stay calm during the filling. Your dentist will probably advise you to avoid things like really hot, or cold drinks, for a day or two after the filling also. There might be some residual pain, but other than that, there's not much else to worry about!

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Charles Wharf
Charles Wharf
2024-05-21
Friendly and efficient as ever. Time taken to address particular problems and very useful advice given.
Judith Wharf
Judith Wharf
2024-05-21
Friendly and helpful staff. Reassuring during treatment and giving clear advice
Izabella Gibbons
Izabella Gibbons
2024-05-13
Dr Samera Iqbal very professional, knowledgeable; treatment gently executed. Assistant Imelda also professional; nice duo to talk to, make a nervous patient relax...Mark on the Reception desk a true gent and very helpful. This was my first proper treatment there but I am staying with this surgery in the future. Izzy
Paul
Paul
2024-04-26
Dorking Dental Centre are very welcome and professional. Appreciated the time they took to review my teeth for Invisalign, one comment/improvement would be; they asked me to come back in to the practice to inform me I was not compatible for these type of braces and was there or 5 mins, would have been better/easier to simply tell me over the phone so I didn't have to drive all the way down there.
kathy atherton
kathy atherton
2024-04-25
Excellent..friendly. efficient.
Andrew Martin
Andrew Martin
2024-04-02
Great dental practice. Made me feel at ease and felt no pain.
Tim McWilliams
Tim McWilliams
2024-03-22
Great people and great attention to detail. Really enjoy my experience here…. And yes I know I’m talking about the dentist !!!
Ant
Ant
2024-03-06
Dr yohan zagzag is very good and gentle and thorough iam very pleased with the service 5stars
Róbert Szabó
Róbert Szabó
2024-03-04
Karen McHattie
Karen McHattie
2024-02-23
Friendly surgery, and I always feel I am in good hands. Easy to contact and to get an appointment.