Dental Fillings Near You
One of the most common reasons patients visit our team at Belle Rive Dental Clinic is to have cavities filled. At the first signs of discomfort, it is a good idea to schedule a dental appointment, especially if it has been more than six months since your last checkup.
When Are Dental Fillings Necessary?
If your teeth are cracked, chipped, or damaged from tooth decay, then you will need dental fillings near you. Large cavities are often obvious and painful, but smaller cavities are challenging to detect on your own. Our dentist can find cavities using probes and x-rays to identify areas that may require restoration. This is one of the reasons that regular dental checkups are so important. Visiting your dentist in Edmonton regularly can allow them to detect any small issues before they become more severe.
Some signs that indicate you may need a dental filling include:
- Visible dark spots on your teeth
- Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
- Sharp pain when biting down
- A consistent dull toothache
If you notice any of the above symptoms, please do not hesitate to contact our Belle Rive Dental Clinic team for a checkup.
Types of Dental Fillings
At Belle Rive Dental Clinic, we offer two types of dental fillings in Edmonton: amalgam and composite resin fillings.
Amalgam fillings- are durable and tough fillings made up of a composition of metals such as tin, copper, and silver. These have been used for years and are best for restoring molars.
Composite resin fillings- are newer fillings and can be matched to your teeth by our dentist near you, making them ideal for restoring front teeth that are visible when you smile. Resin fillings are made of a mixture of plastic and glass.
How Are Dental Fillings Placed?
Whether you choose amalgam or composite fillings, dental fillings can usually be placed in just one appointment. After numbing your tooth, our dentist will remove the decay, clean the space, and prepare it before placing your filling. The filling will then be shaped and polished so that it fits comfortably in your bite.
Interested in Dental Fillings Near You?
If you believe that you could benefit from a dental checkup and potentially dental fillings, please do not hesitate to contact our team of dedicated dental professionals at Belle Rive Dental Clinic. We are happy to offer our patients dental fillings in Edmonton.