After a thorough consultation, dental x-rays can be used to determine the shape and size of the cavity. Thereafter, our MALO CLINIC NUFFIELD DENTAL dentists can indicate the most suitable dental filling material. In order to make the experience a more pleasant one, your MALO CLINIC NUFFIELD DENTAL dentists will carefully explain the options available by also finding out your expectations. This will ensure that we deliver a treatment option which is most suited for your dental need.
The treatment can last from 15 min for small cavities to about 1 hour for larger ones. Dental anesthesia can be used to numb the tooth so that the procedure is a painless & more comfortable. The actual treatment will consist of gently removing the weakened or decayed parts of the tooth. If the cavity is big, a medicated lining material may be used to protect the dental pulp.
Fillings which are well done can potentially last many years or a lifetime with regular professional care. We would recommend routine dental checkups and a good oral health regime at home in order to maintain a healthy dentition.
As our MALO CLINIC NUFFIELD DENTAL dentists always believe in prevention is better than cure, they will always encourage you and give you tailored oral and dietary advice on how to look after your teeth so that you don’t develop dental decay in the first place.
Our diet and nutrition can affect oral health. Hence it is important that you should maintain a balanced diet and limit your intake of sugary foods and drinks, and between meal snacks. Feel free to ask us how we can help!