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Cavity Treatment

Kimbolton Dental Practice

Woburn Sands Dental Practice offers exceptional preventative services, advice and treatments to help patients avoid cavities and dental decay. However, despite best efforts, decay may still occur in which case we offer effective treatment to remove it and save the rest of the natural tooth, so avoiding extraction.

Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are the first step to saving a tooth that has suffered with decay. The treatment may involve applying local anaesthetic to the area so that you're completely comfortable whilst we work on your tooth. We take away any decay and prepare the tooth ready for the filling, which is added and shaped to ensure it is secure and comfortable against teeth that sit opposite.

If the decay is severe and affects a large portion of the tooth, we might offer an inlay or crown as a more effective and permanent treatment.

Amalgam Fillings (Silver Fillings)

We will usually add amalgam fillings as a first choice for cavity treatment as they are the most cost-effective option. Made with a combination of silver, mercury, tin and other metals, amalgam fillings are extremely durable and made to last. On cavities towards the back of the mouth amalgam fillings are particularly well-suited because the teeth get a lot of wear in this part of the mouth, and the silver colour of the fillings is less visible here.

With patients who are conscious of their smile appearance, or who need fillings towards the front of the mouth, we recommend cosmetic white fillings.

White Fillings

White fillings are made of tooth coloured composite resin which doesn't stand out amongst the surrounding natural teeth. Until fairly recently, white filling material was weaker than an amalgam filling, but modern versions are often comparable in strength depending on their placement.

White fillings effectively replace the lost portion of a tooth, ensuring it regains strength and structure whilst maintaining the aesthetic appeal of your smile.

The additional cost of a white filling can be paid at the end of your treatment, or as part of a comprehensive payment plan you have arranged with us.

Root Canal Treatment

If the cavity in the tooth has opened up a passage to the inner parts of the tooth, then you may get an infection. This kind of infection is trapped within the tooth and doesn't go away if left untreated; it simply spreads and kills the tooth slowly, until extraction becomes necessary. To save the tooth from an infection like this, we perform root canal treatment. This is where we remove the infected pulp from within the tooth and then fill the cleaned chamber and seal it up. It may take us a few separate appointments to completely remove the infection and we may also need to place a crown on the tooth to re-establish the strength needed for day-to-day use. All options will be discussed with you before any treatment takes place.

Please Call Us To Book In For Effective Cavity Treatment

If you have dental decay you would like treating quickly and effectively, please get in touch. Our expert team provides high-quality treatment that restores your oral health as quickly as possible. You can reach us on 01908 282428 to book an appointment at a time to suit you.

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