Fixing Cavities & Minor Teeth
Damage with Dental Fillings
A dental filling is a restoration used to repair minor to moderate tooth damage. We may recommend a filling if a tooth has been damaged by decay (for example, if it has a cavity) or suffers from minor fracturing or chipping. When a tooth develops a cavity, it means that decay has caused a hole or pit in the tooth structure. If left untreated, cavities can lead to further complications and even tooth loss. The dental filling is used to restore the tooth to its original structure and function, and return your smile to good health.
If one of your teeth is decayed or damaged, a dental filling may be a great choice for restoring your oral health and function. Contact us today to learn more about dental fillings and schedule your next appointment with our dentist and team. We look forward to caring for your smile!
Why Choose Dental Fillings?
Dental fillings are a tried and tested method for treating a variety of dental issues. Here are some key benefits of opting for dental fillings at Skyline Dental:
Preservation of Natural Teeth – Our goal is to help you maintain your natural teeth for as long as possible. Dental fillings allow us to repair damaged teeth without resorting to extraction or more invasive procedures.
Enhanced Oral Health – By addressing cavities, fractures, or chips promptly, dental fillings prevent further deterioration of your teeth and reduce the risk of infection or tooth loss. They help restore your oral health and maintain a strong foundation for a lifetime of smiles.
Aesthetic Appeal – We understand the importance of a beautiful smile. Our dental fillings are carefully crafted to match the color and appearance of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless blend that is virtually indistinguishable.
Comfortable and Long-Lasting – We utilize advanced materials and techniques to ensure your dental fillings are comfortable, durable, and long-lasting. Our team takes pride in their precision and attention to detail, resulting in fillings that function naturally and withstand the test of time.
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with Skyline Dental Today
If you have a decayed or damaged tooth, don’t delay seeking treatment. Contact Skyline Dental in Ottawa today to schedule your appointment and learn more about our dental fillings services. Our skilled dentist and caring team are dedicated to restoring your smile to its full health and vitality. Trust us with your dental needs, and experience the exceptional care you deserve
Frequently Asked Questions
The composite material that today’s dental fillings are made of is relatively strong and durable material that can last anywhere from 2 to 10 years in a patient’s mouth. This ultimately depends a few factors such as the location of the filling, the size of the filling, clenching and eating habits and the patient’s dental hygiene. Bruxism and clenching can easily break fillings.
The procedure to place a dental filling involves a local anesthetic, known as freezing, to numb the sensory nerves of the tooth and the surrounding area. No pain should be felt when getting a filling placed at the dentist. It is possible to experience some slight tenderness and discomfort following the that should subside within a few days.
Technically, there is no limit to how many cavities a dentist can fill at one time. At Skyline Dental Associates, we know how long it takes for us to complete our dental filling procedures depending on the size, number and location of cavities that need to be filled. If there are multiple cavities in the same area of your mouth, we usually try to fill all of those cavities in a single appointment if possible. Patients with multiple large cavities generally require more than one appointment to have them all filled.
Composite fillings harden immediately during the curing process where we shine an LED light on the material. Eating immediately after a filling procedure is fine, however we would recommend you wait until the local anesthetic wears off as there is a risk of biting down hard on your cheek or tongue and causing damage to them that you might not feel.