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Restore Your Smile with Dental Fillings from Our Spruce Grove Office

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.

Types of Fillings

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:


  • Amalgam fillings – Amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings, are commonly used. They are the least expensive and last for a relatively long time.
  • Gold fillings – Gold is stronger than amalgam fillings and last a long time as well. However, like silver fillings, gold fillings do not blend in with the natural tooth colour. Gold fillings are also more expensive that other filling types.


  • Composite fillings – Composite fillings are the same colour as your natural teeth. They cost less than gold fillings. However, they can break more easily than metal fillings and usually shouldn’t be placed on back teeth.
  • Porcelain fillings – Porcelain provides a more natural look to your fillings, blending in with your natural teeth and lasting a long time. However, like composite fillings, porcelain is not the best material to use on molars.

How a Dental Filling Is Placed

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.

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