Dental Fillings in Rocky Mountain House
Local General Dentist in Rocky Mountain House, AB
The most common reason for a filling is to fill a cavity that has appeared in the tooth. A filling restores the tooth back to health, helps restore the tooth’s structure, and makes sure it can function normally again! This means no pain and no cavities.
Types of Fillings
There are many different options for fillings, designed to suit every patient’s preference and budget. Here are some of the most common types of fillings:
Metal Fillings - Typically Gold or Silver
Reasons For Tooth Fillings
Fixing Broken Teeth
Fillings aren’t just for tooth decay. Teeth that have been broken or chipped can be filled to restore the natural appearance and structure of the tooth.
If tooth decay causes a cavity to form, your dentist will remove the damaged part of the tooth and fill the area. Fillings can last for several years with proper care.
Teeth that are severely discoloured or have deep staining can be filled to maintain aesthetics. This discolouring can usually be attributed to highly acidic or sugary foods.
Composite Tooth Fillings
Composite fillings are tooth-coloured fillings that are designed to match the colour and shape of your permanent teeth. They can be used on either the front or back teeth, and are an ideal choice for anyone looking to keep their smile looking more natural. In an age where cosmetic dentistry has become more popular, these natural-looking fillings have been in higher demand to maintain aesthetics.
These fillings can withstand the moderate amounts of pressure that come with chewing and are made with highly durable material.
How Are Composite Fillings Placed?
While there are many different materials used for fillings, composite fillings are some of the most commonly used today.
Composite is very durable and is tooth coloured, so it’s able to match the colour of your permanent teeth very closely. These fillings can be placed in just one appointment.
Before placing the filling, we will remove the decay to make sure the tooth is thoroughly cleaned and prepped. Once the area is clean and dry, the filling will be placed, shaped to match your tooth, and polished to complete the look.