Our Edmonton dentists use white composite fillings to blend in with your natural teeth.
A dental filling is material used to fill in teeth that have been affected by tooth decay, cavities, or external trauma. A dental filling restores the function and integrity of missing tooth material.
During your regular dental checkups, your dentist will examine all the surfaces of your teeth for any signs of a cavity. They will also take x-rays periodically to determine if there are cavities between your teeth.
If your dentist determines you need a filling, they will remove the decayed or damaged tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
When only one tooth is affected by decay, the filling treatment can be completed in as little as one hour.
A dental filling fills in the empty space and maintains the structural integrity of the tooth.
Tooth-coloured (composite) restorations produce a natural appearance.
As long as you brush and floss your teeth carefully twice a day, and visit your dentist at least twice a year, your fillings will last for many years.
Fillings sometimes need to be replaced, however, and your dentist will let you know if this is the case.
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