Composite Dental Fillings Near You
Our dentists use dental fillings to fill the hole left behind from tooth decay, also known as cavities. Once the decay is removed, the space remaining is filled in with strong dental materials to restore the tooth to its natural size, shape, and function. Fillings can be made with amalgam (silver-coloured material) or composite (white material).
When Are Fillings Needed?
Fillings are best suited to fill small to moderate holes made by tooth decay. Larger holes require different restorative treatments, such as inlays and onlays or dental bonding, and in extreme cases, tooth extraction. Good at-home oral health care, along with regular hygiene appointments, can help you avoid needing fillings.
What to Expect from Fillings
A dental filling appointment can take as little as forty-five minutes, depending on the number of cavities being filled. The procedure is painless, using local anesthesia to ensure you are comfortable through the process. By the end of the appointment, you may feel freezing in your mouth for a little while after the visit, but you’ll be able to eat and drink almost right away.
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