Looking to restore your smile? Dental fillings at Spruce Grove’s Campbell Dental Centre can help. A dental filling is used to address cavities. Cavities may come in the form of brown or black spots on your tooth which indicates some form of decay. A dental filling fills in the cavity to keep it from spreading and causing pain. Should a cavity go untreated it could damage the tooth to the point where it needs to be removed or replaced with an artificial tooth. Dental fillings are a common procedure at Campbell Dental Centre. We can determine whether or not a filling is right for your tooth decay issues or if a more extensive procedure is required.
Fillings offer a number of benefits to dental patients. They are long-lasting, with tooth-coloured fillings often staying in place for up to 5 to 7 years and metal ones for up to 12. Treatment is relatively affordable with dental fillings being covered by most dental insurance.
There are several types of dental fillings that fall into one of two categories: metal fillings and tooth-coloured fillings. Some of these types include:
When you come in to fill a cavity at Campbell Dental Centre, we first apply a local anesthetic. The area to be filled is cleaned of decay and shaped for the filling. There are two types of procedures for fillings: direct and indirect. Direct fillings are made right into the cavity and harden quickly; most of the time a direct filling requires just one appointment. Amalgam (or silver) and white (or plastic) fillings are direct fillings. On the other hand, an indirect filling usually refers to a crown or inlay which has to be made in a lab before it can be placed. This usually requires two or more appointments.
Visit Campbell Dental Centre to learn more about dental fillings.