If you’ve noticed a cavity (hole) in your tooth, you may need to book in for a filling at our Leicester dental practice. We use high-quality hybrid composite material in all our fillings, which is long-lasting and durable. Depending on the location of the cavity, many people won’t even notice you’ve had a filling performed, and it should seal the tooth to help prevent further decay from setting in.

Fillings shouldn’t be confused with crowns, which are a special type of cap that covers the entire tooth. Out of all general dentistry procedures, it’s one of the most common procedures carried out and is known for being a fast and effective treatment.

Invisalign teeth straightening
Invisalign teeth straightening
Invisalign teeth straightening
Invisalign teeth straightening


See for yourself how we’ve restored dozens of smiles with our fantastic fillings.

I have been a patient/client of Dentique for over 2 years; had braces and ongoing care including whitening and several other treatments. Their service is excellent, you really feel like the doctors and nurses care. They are reasonably priced and the quality is outstanding. The have access to cutting edge technology and don’t hesitate to use it. Modern and clean environment. Ladies from the reception are lovely. My 7 year old son is also having his check-ups done here and he loves it, especially Angel. You will not find a better clinic!

Gosia Prazeniak

Yet again l have been so well looked after. This week l chipped a front tooth, very unsightly. They made me an appointment very quickly. My tooth was repaired. The repair is invisible and l am so grateful for the excellent service.

lucy costelloe

  1. If you’ve got a cavity in one or more teeth, it’s time to book in with us. If left untreated, infection could set in, which can not only add to the cost of your dental care, but can also cause discomfort and disrupt your day-to-day life. If you’re unsure, we recommend booking in for an appointment where we can give your mouth a full examination.

  2. Cavities are typically caused by diet, poor oral hygiene, or a combination of the two. For example, sugar is well-known for causing tooth decay, and not keeping up with your dental care can lead to a build-up of plaque.

  3. Fillings are performed under an anaesthetic, so you shouldn’t feel pain during the procedure, though you may feel the odd sensation throughout the treatment (for example, during drilling or cleaning of the cavity).

  4. Fillings aren’t a permanent option; though they last for several years, they do break down over time. By having regular check-ups with us, we’ll be able to give you an idea of when you’ll need your fillings replacing.

  5. There are a few ways to tell when your filling has degraded. You might experience sensitivity in the tooth or you might feel cracks with your tongue. In most cases, you’ll simply need a replacement filling performed.

  6. As with most of our treatments, a good oral routine will help prolong your results. Brush and floss (or use interdental brushes) twice a day and make sure you book in with us regularly.

  7. You may feel slight sensitivity around the tooth for a couple of weeks following treatment, but this should pass. A painkiller can help manage any pain you might experience during this time. Most of the time, however, discomfort is mild – though avoiding hot and cold food, and switching to a sensitive toothpaste, may help in the interim.

  8. Whatever your questions, comments or concerns, we’re here for our patients. Pick up the phone, send us an email or even pop into our practice and we’ll be delighted to help you.