Dental repairs that look natural
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 resin. Because composite fillings are tooth-coloured, they can be closely matched to the colour of existing teeth.
Dental Fillings are used to treat:
How are dental fillings placed?
Dental fillings are performed in one appointment at Oaklands Dental. While the tooth is numb, Dr. Girard 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 Oaklands Dental. Good oral hygiene practices, eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.