Tooth Fillings

Tooth Fillings

Even with the best intentions and excellent oral health care, cavities and minor damage can happen to any tooth. Fillings are required when a tooth has decayed or fractured. Most people will require a filling at some stage of their lives. While prevention is the best option when it comes to dental health care, once there is a sign of damage or decay, it’s important to get it treated as soon as is possible. Tooth decay can spread throughout teeth causing long term damage if left untreated. It can lead to more extensive and more expensive treatment such as root canal treatment or even the loss of the tooth.
Patients often aren’t aware that there is an issue until they are experiencing a toothache. Unfortunately, it may be too late to restore the tooth with a simple tooth filling once there is a toothache. This is why your regular dental check-ups are so important.
Tooth Fillings Therapy

Materials used

With advances in dental technology delivered the white tooth filling. This material can be perfectly matched to the colour of the natural tooth. This means that not only will patients be able to enjoy repaired and restored teeth, but they’ll be able to benefit from a seamless repair that looks beautifully natural.

What is a tooth filling ?

A filling is what is used to restore the part of your tooth which has been damaged by decay or injury. The dentist will remove any decay from your tooth and place a filling into the area of the tooth that was damaged.
The types of fillings that are used include:
1. Composite Resin (white fillings)- These are the most placed fillings at Forster Court Dental. The filling colour can be matched to the colour of the tooth and can be used on front and back teeth to restore strength and aesthetics.
2. Amalgam (silver fillings)-This filling material was used for many years with great success. It is less commonly used today as it is less aesthetic than composite and can leave the tooth in a weak condition.
3. Porcelain or gold inlays- These fillings are custom made to fit your tooth and can be made in ceramic or gold. They will require 2 or more visits and are excellent filling choices for teeth that are badly damaged and need more strength than a filling that is done directly in the mouth.

What damage can a tooth filling repair?

Fillings can be used to repair decay or damage to a tooth. They can also be used to repair small chips or cracks in a tooth. Fillings can be used to repair decay in a tooth before it reaches the pulp or nerve of the tooth.

What is the tooth filling procedure like?

It’s important to keep in mind that you will feel no pain or discomfort during the procedure. Your dentist will take steps to completely numb both the affected tooth and the gum surrounding the tooth. Once you are numb, the tooth filling procedure will start.

The decayed or damaged area of the tooth will be carefully removed. The tooth will be disinfected and the filling material will be placed.

The amount of time that each patient will spend in the dentist chair will be based upon the severity of the damage and the size of the cavity.

Dental Filling procedure

What are the symptoms of needing a tooth filling?

If you can see that there is noticeable damage or signs of decay on a tooth, then it’s important to book an appointment as soon as you can. If you are experiencing a toothache, then that is something that you should be concerned with. More often than not, we are not aware that we need a filling until the decay comes to within 1mm of the nerve and begins to pain. Unfortunately, this can be too late for a filling and the nerve may be damaged. However, each tooth will be assessed on an individual basis and only a treatment that you are comfortable with will be completed.

Detecting oral issues

Even with the best intentions and excellent oral health care, cavities and minor damage can happen to any tooth. Fillings are required when a tooth has decayed or fractured. Most people will require a filling at some stage of their lives. While prevention is the best option when it comes to dental health care, once there is a sign of damage or decay it’s important to get it treated as soon as is possible. Tooth decay can spread throughout teeth causing long term damage if left untreated. It can lead to more extensive and more expensive treatment such as root canal treatment or even the loss of the tooth.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Tooth Filling Explained

01. How long does a tooth filling treatment last?
The amount of time that each patient will spend in the dentist chair will be based upon the severity of the damage and the amount of restorative dentistry that will be needed.
02. Is the tooth filling painful?
It’s important to keep in mind that you will feel no pain or discomfort during the procedure. Your dentist will take steps to completely numb both the affected tooth and the gum surrounding the tooth. Once you are numb, the tooth filling procedure will start.
03. What are the advantages to a white tooth filling?
Restoring your tooth with a tooth filling ensures that it is protected against any further damage or decay. The white tooth filling materials are strong and durable, and they’ll blend in seamlessly with the natural colour of your teeth.
04. Is tooth filling my only option?
Patients often aren’t aware that there is an issue until they are experiencing a toothache. Unfortunately, it may be too late to restore the tooth with a simple tooth filling once there is a toothache. The sooner that you do seek out toothache relief, the better the prognosis is for the future of the tooth that is giving you problems.

I have had a number of procedures completed at Foster Court Dental Clinic and I would highly recommend this practice.
The staff are friendly and helpful and were happy to check my PRSI entitlements for treatments.
The dentist was very clear on what procedures were needed and the treatments were completed hassle-free and very professionally.

Amazing dental practice, I have been going here for 10 years and I only have good things to say. The dentists are extremely knowledgeable in their field and I always feel at ease going to the dentist or the hygienist. Would highly recommend Forster Court Dental Clinic.

I have being going to Forster Court Dental for 2 years and they are wonderful. A positive pain-free experience. Before going here I was very nervous about dentists but they put me at ease!

Wonderful service when I was travelling in your beautiful country and had a tooth issue. Highly recommend.

They saved my life in last year! I remember well when I broke a piece of my front tooth and I was so despaired. They took me without appointment and did an excellent job. Wonderful service and wonderful dentists, can’t recommend them enough  Best service x

I can’t recommend the staff highly enough!

Price List : Tooth Fillings

Composite filling : €70-€150
Amalgam fillings : €90-€110
Large composite build ups : €150 - €200
Porcelain inlay/Onlay : from €700

How much does a tooth filling cost?

At Forster Court Dental Galway we provide our patients with the knowledge and expertise needed to get the best results. We offer a wide selection of dental services and treatments, to ensure the oral health care needs of our patients are met. Our pricing is competitive, and our dentists are highly skilled. Review our prices below or call one of our two clinic locations so that you can find out more about the restorative dentistry solutions that you are in need of.
Are you suffering with a toothache? Book your appointment online. You can call our Galway clinic at 091562223.
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