At Clayburn Dental in Abbotsford, we provide dental fillings for patients who wish to repair teeth that are affected by cavities, decay, damage, cracks, and fractures.
What is a dental filling?
A dental filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, damage, cracks, and fractures.
The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with a composite or silver amalgam filling, depending on which the patient prefers.
There are different dental filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages.
You and your dentist can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Composite fillings are the most widely used today.
Because composite fillings are tooth-coloured, they can be closely matched to the colour of existing teeth, and tend to be more aesthetically suitable.
Dental Fillings are used to treat:
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Worn teeth
How are dental fillings placed?
Dental fillings are performed in one appointment with your dentist. While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove decay as necessary. The space will then be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The dental filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when dental 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 at Abbotsford's Clayburn Dental. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.