As decay is somewhat silent, it is very important to attend every 6 months for a dental check up with a dentist to assess your teeth for signs of decay before it gets deeper.
Here at Shackleton Clinic our focus is on prevention so that we try and avoid decay from developing in your tooth wherever possible.
But if tooth decay does occur, we can repair and restore the damaged part of the tooth with a filling.
Tooth fillings come in a variety of materials. At Shackleton Clinic we prefer to fill your teeth with white filling material (composite) as this is more aesthetic.
Some tooth fillings can be temporary in nature in order for a more permanent one to be made later. Temporary fillings are useful when mid treatment; for example during a root canal procedure which requires a number of appointments.
Permanent fillings can be placed in your tooth at your dental visit and it is a quick and routine procedure.