A filling is a way to restore a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape.
The process of preparation usually involves cutting the tooth with special dental burs to make space for the restorative materials and to remove any dental decay or portions of the tooth that are structurally unsound.
Depending on the size and location of the filling, different methods and materials may be used. For example, tooth coloured restoration (plastic), or porcelain which needs to be sent to a laboratory to be made.
We will be able to discuss the most suitable filling material and treatment plan option with you.