Tooth Coloured Fillings Sherwood Park

Dental fillings are a way of both restoring function and shape to teeth that have been damaged by decay or fracture. It works by removing all decayed material, cleaning and then filling the area using other materials, which in the case of tooth coloured fillings, is usually a composite resin.

The resin is initially matched to the natural shade of your teeth so that it looks as natural as possible. Once all the decay has been removed and the surface prepared for the filling, composite resin is placed into the preparation. It is then hardened with a curing light in multiple layers. Next, the filling is cleaned and polished to ensure there are no sharp edges or bulges to provide a finished look. The bite is then checked and adjusted in ensure the new filling fits properly.

Signs You May Need A Filling

Seeing a dentist for an examination is the only true way to know if a filling is required. However, there are a few signs to look out for that might indicate you need a filling:

Benefits of Tooth Coloured Fillings

As you can see, tooth coloured fillings are an excellent option for dental decay or small tooth fracture. It is important to note that if your tooth has a substantial amount of decay and too much tooth structure has been lost, a crown may be recommended instead to restore the tooth. Also, if the decay has affected the nerve chamber of the tooth, a root canal may be required. For a consultation or more information on our services, contact us to arrange a complimentary consultation with one of our dentists.

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