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Dental Fillings

Whether you need a dental filling due to damage done by decay or by trauma to the tooth, our skilled dentists will be able to assist you.

Fillings can be made of many different types of materials, for example composite resin, gold, silver, porcelain or metal, however they all serve the purpose of restoring teeth to their original function and shape.

Patients who have cavities need to have these holes filled to prevent further decay and disease. Cavities are caused when a mixture of bacteria, food particles and saliva form a clear film on our teeth called plaque. Over time the bacteria in plaque creates acids that eat through the enamel of our teeth, creating small holes called cavities. If they are not treated, these holes will continue to grow. Therefore, our dentists will clean out the cavity and seal it with a dental filling to ensure no further damage is done to the tooth.

A patient who has been involved in an accident may also may require a dental filling if their teeth have suffered trauma and have become fractured or chipped.

At our practice, we are also able to replace broken or severely tarnished fillings so you can smile with confidence.

Thanks to advancements in technology, there are a variety of choices when it comes to what material you wish to be used as a dental filling. Out of all the options, tooth-coloured resin has many benefits as it is aesthetically pleasing and is able to be matched to your natural tooth shade. When compared to metal fillings, resin fillings are also healthier and do not require as much of the damaged tooth to be removed for the filling to be placed. White composite fillings are also preferred by most people because they blend in with the color of a patient’s teeth and they do not contain mercury.

Call our practice today to find out what treatment plans and advice we can give you to ensure your continued dental health.