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Dental Fillings in Bathgate

A common and effective solution for repairing cavities and restoring the function and appearance of teeth.

We offer high-quality dental fillings

Not only protect your teeth from further decay but also enhance their natural look!

How it works

What are Dental Veneers?

Dental fillings are materials used by dentists to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay or cavities, such as:

  • Composite resin
  • Porcelain
  • Amalgam

These materials, are placed into the prepared cavity or hole in the tooth to fill the space, preventing further decay and restoring the tooth’s function and appearance.

Fillings help to strengthen the tooth structure, prevent sensitivity, and maintain proper dental alignment. They also provide a durable and long-lasting solution for preserving the integrity of the tooth.

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The mechanism

Watch How Dental Fillings Work

What's so good about it?

The Benefits


Prevent Further Tooth Decay

Dental fillings halt the progression of decay by sealing off the affected area, preventing bacteria from entering and causing additional damage to the tooth.

Restore Tooth Function

Fillings restore the structural integrity of damaged teeth, allowing for normal chewing and biting functions without discomfort or pain.

Preserve Tooth Structure

By filling in cavities, dental fillings help preserve the natural structure of the tooth, preventing the need for more extensive treatments like extractions or root canals.

Enhance Aesthetic Appearance

Modern dental fillings can be colour-matched to blend seamlessly with natural tooth enamel, ensuring a natural-looking smile.

Minimise Sensitivity

Fillings cover exposed nerve endings in damaged teeth, reducing sensitivity to hot, cold, and pressure stimuli.

Quick and Painless

Dental filling procedures are typically straightforward and minimally invasive, often completed in a single visit with little to no discomfort for the patient.


Properly placed dental fillings can last for many years, providing durable protection against decay and maintaining overall oral health.

How Is It Done?

Step-by-Step Process

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Booking an initial examination for dental fillings is crucial for addressing decay early and preventing further damage to your teeth. Our experienced dentists will assess the extent of decay, determine the most suitable treatment plan, and ensure that any underlying issues are addressed promptly.

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Common Questions

Questions? We've got Answers

What are dental fillings made of?

Dental fillings can be made from various materials, including amalgam, composite resin, gold, or porcelain. Our dentist will recommend the most suitable option based on factors such as location, size, and aesthetic preferences.

Are dental fillings permanent?

While dental fillings are durable, they may need replacement over time due to wear and tear or recurrent decay. Regular dental check-ups allow our dentist to monitor the condition of your fillings and recommend replacement when necessary.

Do dental fillings hurt?

The procedure for placing dental fillings typically involves numbing the tooth and surrounding tissues with local anaesthesia, ensuring a comfortable experience. After the procedure, some patients may experience temporary sensitivity, but this usually subsides quickly.

How long does a dental filling appointment take?

The duration of a dental filling appointment varies depending on factors such as the size and location of the cavity. Generally, the procedure can be completed in a single visit lasting between 30 minutes to an hour.

Can dental fillings fall out?

While uncommon, dental fillings can become loose or dislodged over time, especially if they are subjected to excessive pressure or wear. If you notice any changes in your filling or experience discomfort, contact our dentist promptly for evaluation and possible repair.

Are there any alternatives to traditional dental fillings?

Yes, alternatives to traditional dental fillings include inlays, onlays, and dental crowns, which may be recommended for larger cavities or teeth with extensive damage. Our dentist will discuss the best options for your specific needs during your appointment.

Do dental fillings require special care?

Dental fillings do not typically require special care beyond maintaining good oral hygiene practices, such as brushing twice daily, flossing, and attending regular dental check-ups. Avoiding hard or sticky foods can also help prolong the lifespan of your fillings.

Can dental fillings be replaced with tooth-coloured fillings?

Yes, traditional metal fillings can often be replaced with tooth-coloured composite resin fillings for a more natural appearance. Our dentist can assess your existing fillings and discuss the possibility of replacement during your appointment.

How long do dental fillings last?

The lifespan of dental fillings depends on various factors, including the type of filling material used, the size and location of the cavity, and your oral hygiene habits. With proper care, dental fillings can last for many years before needing replacement.

Dental Fillings in Bathgate

Why Choose Us for Dental Fillings

At Iriston House Dental Practice, we prioritise patient comfort and satisfaction in every aspect of our dental care, including dental fillings. Our experienced team of dentists utilises the latest techniques and materials to provide high-quality and long-lasting fillings tailored to each patient’s unique needs.

We understand that dental fillings are essential for restoring oral health and preserving the integrity of your teeth. With our gentle approach, advanced technology, and commitment to excellence, you can trust us to deliver exceptional results and a positive dental experience.

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01506 652135
48 King St, Bathgate EH48 1AY

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