Tooth Fillings at Our Edmonton Dental Clinic
Whether it is discovered as a result of pain in your mouth or during a comprehensive dental exam, tooth decay that results in a cavity must be fixed to prevent it from worsening, leading to a root canal or tooth removal. The most common solution is dental fillings.
About Dental Fillings
Before your tooth can be filled, your Stratchona Dental Clinic dentist will remove all signs of decay and prepare the tooth using specialized dental equipment. Based on the integrity of the tooth that remains, how the tooth is used and where it is located, your dentist will determine what type of cavity filling is required.
Dental Amalgam Fillings
Dental amalgam fillings are metal, silver in colour and are highly durable. They are highly durable and long-lasting. They are selectively used for specific cases of tooth repair.
Composed of resin, composite fillings are applied in thin layers to fill the tooth. This type of filling closely resembles natural teeth in colour and most frequently used.
Dental Fillings are Not a Permanent Solution
While dental fillings are highly durable, they are not a permanent solution and eventually they need replacement. During your regular dental check up / exam, your Strathcona Dental Clinic team will check your digital x-rays and examine any existing dental fillings to determine their integrity. Your dentist may recommend replacing fillings if any of the following are discovered:
- Loose fillings
- Any reported discomfort from you
Pain and Anxiety-Free Dental Options
Getting dental fillings means you will likely need a small amount of anesthetic so you will not feel pain. To make the experience easy, the following are used:
- Single tooth anesthesia is an injection controlled by computer to release the anesthetic slow and steady, ensuring your freezing does not wear off and the measured delivery is far more comfortable for you.
- DentalVibe® is an award-winning device patented by a dentist that blocks the sensation of pain so you don't feel freezing when you get it. The unit uses vibration and it is gentle, fast and safe.
Your expert team at Strathcona Dental understands some people fear visiting the dentist and the tools required for dental fillings. We want you to let us know if you have any concerns ahead of your planned visit so we can ensure your time with us is pain and anxiety free. We specialize in making people comfortable for their visits. Contact us to learn more and to book your pain and anxiety-free dental visit.
**If you're nervous about going to the dentist—new ways of doing things have made modern dentistry more comfortable for patients, and talking to your dentist may reassure you and help you feel more relaxed. Ask us about Sedation Dentistry.