Repair a damaged or decayed tooth with tooth fillings in Calgary, AB.
A composite (tooth-colored) filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite filling
Dental fillings are one of the most common treatments here at Dr. Brent MacDonald’s dental clinic in Calgary, AB. They are a simple way to repair damaged or decayed teeth while preventing further damage.
Commonly, we use tooth fillings in Calgary to address cavities. We always look for signs of cavities during your dental exam and will recommend a tooth filling when necessary.
Composite Fillings in Calgary
There are many types of filling materials available, each with its own advantages and disadvantages. Composite fillings in Calgary, along with silver amalgam fillings, are the most widely used today.
Dentists often recommend white fillings in Calgary, which are made from composite. Composite fillings are tooth colored and can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. Therefore, they are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth or the more visible areas of the teeth.
As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced. During your dental exams, our general dental team will check in on your fillings and let you know when replacement is necessary.
Do I Need a Dental Filling?
How do you know if you should consider a dental filling in Calgary?
Here are the top signs you may benefit from a tooth filling:
Small tooth gaps.
Cracked or broken tooth.
Tooth decay/ cavity.
Composite Filling Procedure in Calgary
Composite fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove the decay. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay is near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The composite filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished.
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed; however, this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.
You will be given care instructions at the conclusion of your treatment. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.
Tooth Fillings in Calgary, AB
If you think you may need a tooth filling, visit Dr. Brent MacDonald’s general dental clinic today. We often use a local anesthetic for dental fillings, but we also offer sedation options (not as a specialist).
Even those who follow great oral hygiene may benefit from a dental filling. Addressing tooth damage and decay as soon as possible helps prevent more extensive oral health concerns. Visit our team of general dentists for your dental care needs.
Schedule your appointment today with Dr. Brent MacDonald’s team!