Fillings

Damaged teeth repaired and restored with filling treatment at Brickfields Dental Care

No matter how perfected your oral hygiene regime maybe, sometimes a filling is required to repair a tooth damaged by decay or trauma.

From affordable silver fillings to natural-looking white fillings, we offer a range of options here at Brickfields Dental Care. Your dentist will recommend the best filling option for you depending on what is clinically required for your treatment.

The Brickfields Dental Care range of filling options

With filling treatment at Brickfields Dental Care in Essex, your tooth will be restored to its naturally strong, healthy and functional structure.

White fillings

  • Most popular option at our Chelmsford practice
  • Blends in with your natural teeth
  • Lasts between 3-5 years
  • Can be fitted in a single appointment

Silver fillings

  • Strongest filling option
  • Longer-lasting than white composite fillings
  • Cheaper and quicker to fit
  • Amalgam material contains Mercury which some patients may feel is not for them

Inlays and Onlays

  • Made from porcelain or composite material
  • Are handcrafted at a dental lab from an impression of the affected tooth
  • Used to address a larger surface area of decay
  • Requires two dental appointment

*As of 2018, amalgam (metal-based) fillings are no longer offered to children under 15 years, pregnant or breastfeeding women, except when deemed strictly necessary on the grounds of specific medical needs of the patient.

Can’t decide which filling option is right for you? Get in touch with the team at our South Woodham Ferrers practice today and book a consultation with our dental experts.

FAQs

Are fillings painful?

Filling treatment is not usually painful for most patients as our dentists use local anaesthetic and numbing gel to make sure you are comfortable throughout the procedure. Afterwards, you may experience slightly increased sensitivity to temperature or pressure, however, this should settle down after a few days.

How long does it take to get a filling?

This depends on the type of filling treatment you are having and how many fillings you require, as well as the size and location of the fracture or cavity being treated. However, you should expect your filling appointment to take up to an hour.

How do I clean my filling?

Extra care should be taken when cleaning your teeth as the edges of the filling may trap bacteria leading to further decay or infection. It is recommended to add daily flossing into your oral hygiene regime if it isn’t something you routinely do.

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I have always received a warm welcome from the moment I've set foot in the door. Ahmit and his colleagues are extremely professional whilst reassuring during all the treatment I have received. I would 100% recommend to anyone!
Fiona J.
Fiona J.
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Rosemary S.
Excellent treatment and amazing staff. Would highly recommend. Have been a patient here since 1996 and would not go anywhere else.Mya the trainee dental nurse is very gentle and professional and a delightful addition to the Surgery.
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ANGELA P.
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Gemma C.
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Karen B.
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Maureen P.
Always an excellent friendly service. Great staff who make you feel relaxed & more of a friend than just a patient.
Graeme B.
Graeme B.
Probably the best dentist in SWF and surrounding areas. Staff are always friendly, helpful and professional.
Oguz A.
Oguz A.
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TONY W.
TONY W.
So pleased to have been recommended for a consultation for dental work at Brickfields. Time was taken by Mr. Patel to explain in detail what dental treatment was required for me. I left well informed, and confident in his ability to treat me. Thank you.
Jenni H.
Jenni H.
Fantastic service from everyone, but special thanks to Amit Patel & Toni Johnson, thank you for everything.
Glenn C.
Glenn C.
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Gillian H.
Gillian H.
Beth was lovely and friendly and made my whole experience enjoyable. She explained what she was doing at every step of the way and gave me tips for at home. Thank you!
Lillie-Mae F.
Lillie-Mae F.
First visit to Hygienist (Beth). Excellent explanation of all she did and education of how to brush properly.
Jeremy B.
Jeremy B.
I went into Brickfields Dentist Surgery today with out a Smile, And I wanted to let you know , I was so Happy with the treatment I had.😊I can't remember the Gentleman's name and his Assistant, but he was Absolutely Fantastic He listened and was caring. and went above and beyond to fix me a Smile.😄Just wanted to say Thankyou so much.
Julie N.
Julie N.
Warm, informative and welcoming staff. The practice is spacious and well presented.
steven T.
steven T.
I couldn't be in better hands at Brickfields. Thank you all for helping with the Tooth extraction that didn't want to play ball! Xxx
Zoe G.
Zoe G.
I have just completed root canal treatment and I cannot fault the highly competent dentist Mitul, who completed the procedure, and Toni who assisted. The atmosphere was extremely professional and the rapport between Mitul and Toni was great which made for an easy atmosphere and consequently put any nerves at ease. The procedure was as pleasant as root canal treatment can be and apart from the initial numbing injection, was completely pain free.I would also like to add that the Covid procedures at Brickfields are excellent and you feel safe at all times.
Avril N.
Avril N.
Have had a lot of appointments with Rohit & Erin, they've made me feel really comfortable and when having a wisdom tooth out helped me feel at ease when they could see I was really nervous. Really happy with the service they have provided and would recommend
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