What To Do If Your Tooth Filling Falls Out?


If you lose a filling completely or you feel a filling becoming loose, please call us immediately on 01536 411150 for Kettering and 02476 220420 for Coventry and ask for an emergency appointment.


Our Kettering practice is open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 8.30 – 17.30 and on Wednesdays from 8.30 – 19.30 (Saturday: by appointment) and Coventry is open Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 8.30 – 17.30 and on Thursdays from 8.30 – 19.30 (Saturday: by appointment).


What happens when you get fillings?

You may need a filling if you experience decay in a tooth. Our gentle dentist will first give you an anaesthetic to numb the area and then remove the decayed part of your tooth, filling it to protect the tooth, helping it maintain its strength and prevent further problems. 

At Dental Perfection in Kettering and Coventry we provide white or tooth-coloured fillings, both for new treatments options and as a replacement for older-style metal (amalgam) fillings.


White fillings

The fillings we use are known as composite fillings. They are made from a hard, strong and durable resin that your dentist can colour match and mould to the exact shape of your tooth, setting it using a blue light. Composite fillings offer an excellent, discreet solution for minor damage or decay.


How long do fillings last?

With normal wear and tear – and no toffees! – fillings will last many years. 


Replacing metal or amalgam fillings

If your old dark amalgam fillings are affecting your confidence to smile, the team at Dental Perfection is ready to help.

The latest white fillings are available in a range of colours and translucencies, so your dentist will be able to closely match the colour of your teeth to the new replacement fillings, giving the filling a natural appearance that others are unlikely to notice, so you can feel proud of your teeth once more.


Get in touch to find out more about our composite fillings or book an appointment today.