What are Fillings?
Standard fillings are covered on all of our dental insurance policies with Bupa and Simply Health.
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If you haven't got a filling, well done, but sadly most of the UK adult population has at least one filling. When visiting the dentist, if they deem that you need a filling they will need to remove the decayed portion of the tooth and then 'fill' the area where the decay once was. Fillings can also be used to repair cracked teeth or those worn by tooth grinding.
First, the dentist will numb the area around the tooth with a local anesthetic. Next the decayed area will be removed with a drill or some similar implement. During the decay removal process your dentist will check the whole area to make sure all the decay has been removed. Onceremoved, your dentist will prepare the space for the filling by cleaning the cavity of bacteria and debris. Generally, after the filling is in, your dentist will finish and polish it. Metal or tooth coloured fillings are available and these involve different levels of treatment depending on the colour selected.