Tooth Filling & Tooth Inlays Sevenoaks, Kent

Fillings are treatments used to treat cavities caused by tooth decay, or where teeth have been excessively worn. Aesthetically friendly Riverhead Dental Practice is able to offer tooth-coloured fillings.

Tooth-coloured fillings are are designed to match the shade of the existing teeth and are therefore more cosmetically viable than traditional filling options. They can also be used to ‘top-up’ the edges of teeth that have been cracked, worn, or broken. Unsightly metal 'amalgam' fillings can be replaced with tooth-coloured fillings, ask your dentist for more information.

The dentist’s first step in the process of providing filling treatment for a patient is to remove any areas of the tooth that have been damaged by decay. They will then clean the tooth fully, ready for the application of the filling. All of this will usually be done under local anaesthetic and is therefore painless.

After you have had a filling, it is important that you are careful not to knock or bump your mouth, and you must also try to avoid foods that are especially hard or sticky.

 

Inlays & Onlays

An Inlay or Onlay looks almost like a ceramic piece of jewellery, it is a form of a porcelain filling (either part or full) bonded into place to protect the tooth from chewing.
Inlays and Onlays are custom made in our dental laboratory by our highly skilled technicians to fit into or over your tooth. They are used when there is insufficient tooth structure to support a directly placed filling. This is carried out over two appointments, the first of which is used to prepare the tooth, take impressions and place a temporary inlay. At the second appointment the permanent porcelain Inlay or Onlay is bonded to the tooth.

Which is the best treatment for me?

This depends on the tooth and the degradation of the tooth. During an initial consultation we will recommend an appropriate course of treatment for you, so you can make your decision.

Is there any long term maintenance required?

No, however we strongly recommend regular appointments with our dental hygienist or therapist to ensure longevity in your treatment as well as regular dental health checks with the dentist.

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To ALL our amazing Riverhead Dental clients,
 
As the situation with Corona Virus has developed rapidly over the weekend, we have taken the decision along with government guidelines to temporarily close our practice. Authorities have advised that ALL dental treatments must cease immediately, your health is of paramount importance to us and to keep you, our staff and the public safe.
 
That’s why our practice will remain fully closed until further notice. We understand there are lots of you who are currently mid treatment or have consultations scheduled with us. Those patients will be priority number one once our practice is reopened and is under constant review for us to safely reopen.
 
We are however operating consultations via Whatsapp/FaceTime/Zoom connection. Please message us on social media if you would like a slot and we can discuss your smile makeovers.
 
In the unfortunate case of dental emergency, please call 01732 779192 and leave us a message. We will be checking all messages frequently and will contact you as soon as we can.
 
Please stay safe – is your emergency urgent enough for you to consider risking your life on trips to the practice? Or can you use painkillers to get you through the worst, and travel to the practice when the situation improves?
 
Our team will spend this time away from our daily duties on improving our service, to be able to offer you even better experience on your patient journey.
 
We all at Riverhead Dental wish you strength and hope, Stay safe at home, Find the reasons to smile every day, Remain positive, We will get through this together.
 
From us all at Riverhead– take care
Best Wishes