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Dental Fillings

A dental filling restores the function and integrity of missing tooth material, which can result from dental decay (cavities) or external trauma. At Scotia Square Dentistry in Edmonton, our dentists provide white composite fillings that blend in with your natural teeth.

What are dental fillings?

A filling is a dental treatment that restores a tooth damaged by decay back to its normal function and shape. To place a filling, your dentist will first remove the decayed or damaged tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fills the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.

Dental Fillings FAQs

How do I know if I need a filling?

During your regular dental checkups, your dentist will examine all the surfaces of your teeth for any signs of a cavity. She will also take x-rays periodically, to determine if there are cavities between your teeth. Only your dentist will be able to tell you for sure if you have a cavity.

What types of fillings are there?

Depending on your needs, we may use any of the following to fill your cavity:

  • Gold fillings
  • Amalgam (silver) fillings
  • Composite (white) fillings
  • Porcelain (white) fillings

How long do dental fillings last?

As long as you brush and floss your teeth carefully twice a day, and visit your dentist at least twice a year for a cleaning and checkup, your fillings will last for many years. They do sometimes need to be replaced, however, and your dentist will let you know if this is the case.

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