Dental Filling

What is a Dental Filling?

A filling is a way to restore a tooth, damaged by decay, back to its normal function and shape. By closing off the area where bacteria has entered, a filling also helps prevent further decay. When your dentist gives you a filling, he or she first removes the decayed tooth material, and then cleans the affected area before filling the cleaned cavity with a filling material.


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How do I know if I need a filling?

Only your dentist can detect whether you have a cavity that needs a filling. Therefore annual check-ups are so important. However, if you experience any of the following, you should make an appointment:

What type of filling is best?

No one type of filling is best for everyone. The choice will be determined by the extent of the repair, whether you have allergies to certain materials, where in your mouth the filling is needed, and the cost.

Material choices include:

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What do they say about Larkham House?

“I was referred by NHS emergency centre yesterday, was seen x-rayed and treated straight away. dentist (Matt) was very calming, gentle and informative- truly professional service' thankyou very much.🙂”

Nicola. R

“Came in yesterday and had tooth extraction. The female dentist who did it was great. Would highly recommend this surgery. She was very friendly and professional.”

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“Warm welcome, friendly professional team, I am nervous of the dentist but was made to feel at ease immediately. Thank you”

Diana B

“Lovely practice, never run late, and never rushed by dentist, feel like the check-up is thorough and honest.”

Lyndsay W

“My family’s teeth are in safe hands! Would recommend this practice to anyone”

Joanna C

“Excellent service, they really care about you as a person and your family wellbeing”

Abigail S

“Dentist Dr Vivek Giddani makes you feel at ease- had confidence in his ability to make the procedure as pleasant as possible and did not have any adverse outcomes”

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