Fillings are perhaps the most common form of repair for teeth that have cavities and cracks. We offer the very latest in care and dental treatment for cavities to ensure you achieve a natural, durable filling that protects your tooth from further decay.
There are several different types of materials that can be used for fillings. Our goal is to achieve a natural finish, which is why we usually use a composite material that matches the original colour of the surrounding teeth. The material can be easily sculpted to create a smooth and seamless finish.
Fillings are important not only to repair unsightly cavities but to protect the teeth. Tooth decay occurs when dietary sugar fuels the growth of bacteria in the mouth which then breaks down tooth enamel. Once a small cavity has formed it will only grow larger as the decay spreads deeper into the tooth. If left untreated, cavities can develop into major infections of the root canal, gums and jaw, and lead to tooth loss and painful abscesses.
If you’ve been experiencing any new sensitivity, it could be a sign that you have a cavity. Contact us for a consultation so that we can identify and repair the problem as soon as possible.