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Restore your smile with dental fillings

Gentle dentistry for beautiful and long-lasting restorations

time

20 minutes to 1 hour, depending on the number of fillings you need

cost

Starting from £95 per filling
Onlays and inlays starting from £695 each

Treatment summary

  • Silver and tooth-coloured fillings 
  • Composite dental bonding for cosmetic enhancements also available
  • Onlays and inlays for teeth that need large restorations
  • Tips and advice for taking a preventative approach to fighting tooth decay
  • Comfortable and gentle treatment by family dentists with over 30 years of experience
  • Early morning and late evening appointments available
  • Flexible payment plans for financing your care

Book your appointment today!

If you are looking for a new dentist in Didsbury to schedule a dental check-up, then fill in the form below and we will give you a call to schedule your appointment.

Your treatment journey

Book a dental check-up

During your first visit, the dentist will carefully examine your bite and the health of your teeth, gums and other oral tissues. We will take X-rays and other diagnostic images and then show these to you on a large high-definition screen so that you can see what we are seeing when we assess your dental health. If your examination reveals that a filling or two is needed, then we will book you an appointment with the dentist to have those taken care of.

Receive your filling

At your next visit, the dentist will place your fillings using a very gentle and pain-free technique. Your treatment will not take very long if you only need one filling, but even if you have several teeth filled, your appointment should not last much longer than an hour. We will follow up with you after your treatment through WhatsApp messaging to make sure you are having a comfortable recovery.

Enjoy a healthier smile

You will enjoy a healthier and stronger bite now that your decayed teeth have been reinforced with durable dental fillings.

Amalgam and composite fillings in Didsbury

Restore and rebuild your teeth

    Tooth decay can occur when acid is produced from plaque, which builds up on your teeth and can lead to further problems, such as dental caries (also known as dental cavities), gum disease or dental abscesses.

    At Parkfield Dental we adopt a preventative approach to ensure that dental decay is avoided where possible.

    Our preventative approach includes regular check-ups, as well as offering advice on how to prevent plaque and decay. How to improve your diet, oral hygiene and fluoride guidance are all covered, especially during visits with our on-site dental therapist.

    Your smile is important to us and we offer a variety of solutions to ensure decay is properly treated. Many patients do not realise they need a filling, which is another reason regular check-ups are so important.

    During your filling procedure, a small amount of local anaesthetic will be applied to numb the area, then the decay will be removed. Your dentist will clean the area to prepare it for the filling and then fill the cavity. This can be done with different materials depending on the finish you would like, usually either silver or ‘tooth coloured’ restorative material.

    Composite ‘tooth coloured’ fillings

    Composite fillings are a technique of restorative dentistry that fills your cavity to prevent further decay.

    The composite material is a mixture of glass particles suspended in a resin, or plastic, base. When we cure the liquid filling material with a special curing light, the plastic base firms and the glass particles are locked in tightly against your tooth to create a smooth seal. The resulting restorations are flexible yet strong and have a finish that resembles natural tooth enamel. We can make your tooth-coloured fillings from a white composite material that has been dyed to match the natural colour of your teeth.

    The benefits of tooth-coloured fillings include:

    Confidence boost

    Nobody wants to feel like they can’t smile broadly or open their mouth wide in laughter in case somebody sees their fillings. But no one will ever know how many fillings you have if they are all coloured to blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth. 

    Tooth coloured composite fillings help to restore your teeth to the appearance they had before the cavities developed. If you feel self-conscious about the way your decayed teeth currently look, a white composite filling material is the perfect choice for you. You can enjoy smiling with confidence!

    Durability

    Our white composite fillings are incredibly durable, long-lasting and hard-wearing. Of course, their longevity primarily depends upon your oral hygiene. However, with proper care, a tooth coloured filling can last you for many years to come.

    No tooth discolouration

    If you choose the tooth coloured fillings, you won’t have to worry about your teeth turning dark over the years. Our white composite fillings don’t discolour your other teeth at all!

    Gentle on tooth enamel

    Tooth-coloured composite fillings are very conservative. Because they form a tight chemical bond with the tooth enamel, you will not need to have too much of your tooth cut away in order to retain the filling. This means that more of your tooth’s natural strength is restored, giving your better durability and longer-lasting tooth strength. 

    In addition, composite fillings move with the natural flexing of your tooth when under pressure and they do not expand or contract with changes of temperature. This means that they are less likely to cause microscopic stress fractures in your tooth.

    Metal and tooth-coloured fillings each have their pros and cons. To find out which one is best-suited to your treatment needs, speak with one of our restorative dentists here at Parkfield Dental.

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    Composite dental bonding

    Composite bonding is when the dentist uses a small amount of tooth-coloured composite material to make small cosmetic enhancements to the shape, size or texture of your teeth.

    It is often included as a treatment in a smile makeover plan. Dental bonding is a quick, painless and affordable way to enhance the look of your smile.

    Onlays and inlays

    If your damaged tooth is very weak or if you have a tooth with a large cavity, then a regular direct filling may not be enough to protect it.

    In this case, your dentist may recommend placing an onlay or inlay. These are ‘indirect’ fillings which means that, just like when creating dental crowns, we design the restoration in one solid block outside of your mouth and then bond it to your tooth like fitting a piece into a puzzle. Onlays and inlays are essentially the same thing, except an onlay may extend over the edge of your tooth while an inlay is limited to covering the inner chewing grooves of your tooth. These restorations combine the best of both traditional dental fillings and dental crowns.

    If you have a toothache or some spots of visible tooth decay, then it may be time for a dental filling

    Choose Parkfield Dental where our team has the skills and resources to help you with all of your restorative dental needs.

    Not only can we place a beautiful and durable filling to protect your decayed teeth, but we will work with you to prevent cavities from occurring in the first place. 

    Schedule a dental check-up or hygiene visit to learn more about preventative steps you can take to avoid dental decay.

    Do you have a dental emergency that cannot wait? We have time in our schedule to see you today. We can also book your treatment at a time that is convenient for you, be it early in the morning or late in the evening. To help you afford your treatment, we offer flexible zero-interest financing and pay-as-you-go payment plans.

    Our Didsbury family dental practice is located just a short walk from Didsbury Village, and there is free parking on the street nearby. We have been placing dental fillings for patients from Cheadle, Longsight, Heaton Mersey, Sale and the surrounding areas since 1978. 

    We would love to help you and your family, as well!

    Give us a call on 0161 445 2397 today to schedule your appointment or request a visit online.

    Frequently asked questions about dental Fillings

    • Which are better: silver or tooth-coloured fillings?

      Neither silver nor composite fillings are objectively ‘the best’. Both types have advantages and disadvantages, so it is important for you to weigh those in view of your unique dental treatment needs and aesthetic preferences. Schedule a consultation at our practice to find out which type will suit you the best.

    • What should I do if a filling falls out?

      Try to recover all the pieces of broken filling material (and tooth, if your tooth cracked, as well) and place them in a secure container to show the dentist later. Rinse your mouth out with warm water so that you do not swallow any debris. Call us to book an emergency dental appointment with a Didsbury dentist. 

      In the meantime, avoid chewing on that side of your mouth. Your tooth should not hurt, but if it is sensitive or if the filling was very large and your hollow tooth is now weak and prone to fracture, you may be able to cover it with a temporary dental cement found at the local chemist’s. In a pinch, you can protect your tooth by covering it in softened orthodontic wax or even a piece of chewed-up sugar-free chewing gum. Do not attempt to replace the filling on your own using any other adhesive materials. 

      We will help you repair your tooth right away, the RIGHT way! If your tooth is badly damaged, we may recommend another restorative treatment such as a dental crown.

    • Does it hurt to get a tooth filled?

      No, you will hardly feel anything when we fill your tooth. The dentist will administer a dose of local anaesthetic to keep your tooth comfortable during your treatment. While you will not feel any pain, you may notice some pressure on the side of your mouth where the dentist is working, but this is a temporary sensation. When the anaesthesia wears off hours after your treatment is complete, your tooth may feel a bit sensitive and sore, but it will quickly adjust, now that there is a filling protecting it.

    • What happens if I don’t get my tooth filled?

      Cavities are a symptom of an infection that happens when acid-producing bacteria accumulate on your teeth. When a dentist places a filling, he or she removes the infected tooth tissue and this halts the infection. Leaving tooth decay untreated can allow it to spread and grow, and if the infection reaches the inside of your tooth, this can cause a dental abscess. Before that happens, the bacteria can spread to neighbouring teeth and cause cavities there, as well.

    • Can I exchange my current silver fillings for white ones?

      If you have existing fillings and wish to update them, you should first visit a Didsbury dentist to have your teeth checked in a comprehensive dental examination. In some cases, it is best to not remove a healthy filling as doing so can actually weaken your tooth. If your fillings are aged and falling apart or if the tooth around your filling is decayed or damaged, then you may need to have the fillings replaced with new restorations. It is up to your dentist to make a treatment recommendation based upon the current condition of your teeth.

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    637 Wilmslow Road
    Didsbury
    Manchester
    M20 6DF