When we consume sugars, they react with plaque bacteria in the mouth to create harmful acids that attack and soften our tooth enamel. In this weakened state, the enamel is eroded, causing cavities to form in our teeth.
When cavities are left untreated, they can cause heightened sensitivity to hot and cold, as well as a persistent toothache. A tooth with a compromised chewing surface is also at risk of developing an infection of the soft tissues inside.
It is vital you seek prompt treatment to prevent an infection. A filling is a quick, easy solution to cavity repair. First, your dentist will numb the affected tooth before removing the decayed portion.
Then they will clean the tooth before filling the cavity. At Elm House, we use a combination of amalgam and composite fillings. The dentist will finish by shaping, curing, and polishing the filling.
We also offer replacement composite fillings for those who want to have their metal dental work replaced with a more cosmetically pleasing alternative.
Contact us on 020 8520 7117 if one of your teeth decayed or damaged, or if you want to replace your old silver fillings with tooth-coloured ones to enhance your smile.
Very pleased with Elm Dental Surgery! For over 10 years - excellent care. Professional and Friendly
I've been scared of the dentist for a very long time, but toothache forced me to make an appointment. A friend recommended Elm House to me and I'm so glad she did. The dentist I saw today was so patient and kind, explaining everything perfectly. Actually all the staff were great, including the receptionists. I will definitely go back and I will be recommending to my friends and family. Thank you Elm House, my faith has been restored.