Dental fillings are typically used to close cavities or chipped teeth. It is a simple and painless dental procedure aimed at reducing sensitivity to your teeth caused due to exposed nerve endings.

Dental Fillings

When Do You Need Fillings?

Here’s what our dental team will be looking for to determine if you need the procedure:

  • The dentist looks for cavities through a careful assessment of your teeth, which may involve the use of mirrors to examine the surface of each tooth. X-rays are also commonly used to determine the extent of the resulting damage
  • If tooth decay has infested the root of your tooth or the procedure isn’t particularly suitable for you, allow our dentists to recommend an alternative course of action
  • Dental fillings are more suitable for those who have suffered minor tooth decay. Other procedures such as root canal or dental crowns are preferred choices for instances of major tooth decay

Before your treatment begins, your doctor will discuss with you all of your options and help you choose the best filling for your particular case. In preparation for this discussion it may be helpful to understand the basic types of dental fillings.

Dental Fillings At Rideau Dental On 4th Street

Not all dental filling procedures follow the exact same method as there are several discrepancies that alter the manner in which a standard dental filling procedure takes place.

  • While all dental fillings are made from a synthetic material,, there are several variants of these synthetic components that are popularly used. Our dentists will give you the options that you can choose from.
  • Each dental filling procedure is different because the cleaning session that is conducted for the safe removal of tooth decay leaves behind a varying amount of tooth structure. The tooth structure left behind at the end of the clean-up directly impacts the extent of the filling material that is needed.
  • The positioning, placement, and the method of placement of the filling material also directly affect the performance, durability, and the eventual extent of the success of the procedure.
  • Much also depends on the extent of chewing load and the nature of chewing load that your teeth have to bear on a regular basis. This directly affects the performance and durability of the procedure.
  • Certain instances of dental restoration are more complicated than others. Factors such as the extent of tooth material left behind, the extent of cavity removed, and the material of the filling directly dictate the costs you will likely bear.

Why Get Dental Fillings At Rideau Dental On 4th Street

There is a reason why dental fillings remain an extremely popular restorative method today.

  • Chances of suffering further bacterial infection, which ultimately leads to cavity, are greatly diminished, thanks to the additional protection that dental fillings provide
  • The filling material is capable of providing further stability or aesthetic enhancement
  • Dental fillings can also be considered a viable long-term solution, as a well-maintained set of teeth can ensure that the fillings last for more than a decade

At Rideau Dental On 4th Street, our primary focus is ensuring that our patients receive the most appropriate treatment for their dental condition. If you think you need dental fillings, contact us to consult our team of dentists.


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    Suite 303 1711 4 St SW
    Calgary, Alberta T2S 1V8

    (403) 228-3966

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