A dental filling is a type of dental restoration that is used to repair a tooth that has been damaged by decay, wear or breakage. To complete a dental filling the dentist cleans out the decay and prepares the tooth to have the filling placed. The dentist then fills the preparation with the filling material. The most common filling materials are composite resin or amalgam but can also include gold, porcelain or zirconia.
why are they needed?
A cavity starts off as a small amount of asymptomatic decay but can grow if left untreated. Fillings are used to prevent decay from spreading to the nerve of the tooth and resulting in pain and possibly infection. If left to grow, the decay will damage more natural tooth structure and can potentially spread to neighbouring teeth resulting in the need for more extensive treatment.
how much do they cost?
The cost of dental fillings is dependent on a number of factors including the tooth (molar, pre-molar, etc.), the number of surfaces that need to be restored and the type of restorative material used. Dental fillings at simpli dental start at $89.
how do I know if I have a cavity?
Cavities are tricky to detect. Sometimes people thinking they have a cavity because they see staining on their teeth and interpret it as decay. Decay can look very similar to staining. Cavities can also show up between teeth or under restorations and can only be detected with an x-ray. To ensure you don’t have any undiagnosed cavities, it is best to get a regular check up from a dental professional.
simpli dental offers dental fillings in Regina.
Please note that all procedures are completed by a general dentist and not a specialist. Due to variations in individual patient needs and changing oral health conditions, prices are not guaranteed and need to be approved in office prior to and at the time of treatment.