Dental fillings at Green Plaza Dental are used to repair teeth that are damaged by decay, or injury. The affected area gets removed from the tooth surface and the gap is packed with filling material. As a result, the tooth is saved and restored.
There are many types of tooth fillings available, each material has its own pros and cons. Your dentist in Calgary will discuss the best options for restoring your unique smile. Traditional silver amalgam and composite white fillings are the mostly commonly used materials today. Since composite fillings are tooth-colored, this type of restoration blends seamlessly with the color of natural enamel. For this reason, white dental fillings in Calgary are the popular choice for front tooth surfaces.
White composite materials are strong and durable. A more aesthetically pleasing dental restoration, composite fillings look beautiful and last a long time. Your dentist in Calgary places composite dental fillings for a variety of reasons, including:
In most cases, composite fillings can be placed in one visit. Local anesthesia is used to numb the treatment area. Then, your Calgary dentist will remove the decay, and clean the area before applying the filling material. If the tooth damage was close to the nerve, a topical antibiotic may be applied to avoid the spread of infection. At this point, the composite filling is placed, shaped and polished with precision. In the end, the injured tooth is restored to its natural shape, size and function.
Before your appointment time is over you will receive aftercare instructions. It is normal to experience tooth sensitivity with new composite fillings, but this discomfort will be short-lived. Good oral hygiene and eating habits, plus regular dental visits will help extend the life of your dental restoration.