With plaque buildup comes decay which can lead to holes in the teeth called cavities. Dental fillings are used to repair teeth that are affected by decay, cavities cracks, fractures, and more.
Who is a good candidate for a dental filling?
If you are suffering from tooth decay, have a cavity, or a chipped or broken tooth, you may be a good candidate for a composite dental filling. There are many types of filling materials available at various dental offices, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. At Fort Dental clinic, we use composite dental fillings. These colour-matched “white” fillings are a nice alternative to the metal (amalgam) variety. Amalgam fillings aren’t nearly as subtle when placed in the mouth due to their silver appearance. Because composite fillings can be closely matched to the colour of your natural teeth, they are more aesthetically suited for teeth in visible areas of the mouth such as your front teeth. Composite fillings are made durable and can last many years; however, just like other restorations, they may need replacement, eventually.
What to expect at a dental filling appointment
Composite dental fillings can be placed in one appointment at our dental office. At Fort Dental Health Group, we also offer sedation options for your comfort. Once your teeth and gums are numb, the decay will be removed, and a composite filling will be precisely placed in the cavity. Your dentist will then shape and polish it, restoring your tooth back to its original shape and function. At the end of your treatment, you will be given home care instructions by your dentist, and off you go!
If you are experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity, you may have a damaged tooth that requires proper attention. Contact our dental clinic in Fort Saskatchewan to book a filling appointment, today - 780.998.7165.
Dr. Patricia Kenny
Dr. Levi Ross
Dr. Lindsay Patterson
201 - 10010 88 Ave.
Fort Saskatchewan, AB