Dental Fillings An Overview
Dental 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 general dentistry team 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.
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.