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Dental Fillings Calgary, AB

Dental Fillings An Overview

dental fillingsDental fillings are the most common solutions for cavities. For patients with damaged, decayed, or infected teeth, we may also recommend a dental filling. A well placed dental filling can help restore a tooth to normal function, and help reduce the risk of further decay.

Traditionally, teeth can be filled with porcelain, silver amalgam, gold, tooth-colored, or composite resin dental fillings. However, many dentists opt for composite resin dental fillings because they offer the most natural looking solution for decayed teeth. Our dentists will consider certain factors before recommending the appropriate type of filling for your smile.

Foothills Dentistry offers a full range of general dentistry services that we can tailor to match your specific needs. After a thorough evaluation, we will determine if a dental filling or another treatment is right for you. To learn more about dental fillings or explore your general dentistry services, visit our Calgary dentist office.

Cavity Prevention

Knowing the proper ways to enhance your dental health and prevent cavities is useful at any age. Our dental care team can work with you on an individual basis to asses your risk for cavities and create a prevention plan that is tailored to your needs.

In the meantime, try to incorporate these key tips to help enhance your dental health.

  • Drink water after each meal
  • Reduce the amount of added sugar to your diet
  • Develop and practice a healthy oral hygiene routine
  • Visit the dentist office at least twice a year for routine dental examination

Choosing White Dental Fillings

Composite resin dental fillings can be color matched to blend with your existing teeth. Most dentists recommend composite resin, or tooth-colored, dental fillings because they offer a natural looking, long-lasting solution to tooth decay and damage. We will work with you to determine what type of dental filling is right for your smile.

Dental Fillings What to Expect

The dental filling is a simple process that can be completed in one visit to our Calgary dentist office. To ensure ultimate patient comfort, we may give you a local anesthetic to numb the area around the teeth.

Your dentist will remove carefully remove the damaged or decayed portion of the tooth. Once the decay is removed, your dentist will thoroughly clean the tooth to prepare it for the chosen filling material.

In some cases, the affected tooth will need to be etched before the filling material is applied. In cases using composite resin, the material is layered onto the tooth and cured using a special light.

Schedule A Consultation

If you have not visited the dentist recently, or notice any changes in your dental health, we encourage you to visit Foothills Dentistry for a dental examination. We are committed to helping each of our patients achieve better dental health and work with you to create a treatment plan that is specific to your dentistry needs. To schedule an appointment, call (403) 910-5452 or request an appointment online.