Fillings

At Fort Malden Dentistry, we offer fillings to patients to remove decay or to fix a tooth that has been damaged.


Why do I need to have a filling?

There are several reasons why you may need to have a filling. A filling might be necessary if decay needs to be removed from your tooth, if a filling needs to be replaced, or if a tooth has cracked or has been damaged.

What is a “bonded” filling?

A bonded filling is made of composite resin. It is also known as a “white filling”. Since composite resin is similar in colour to your teeth, bonded fillings blend in more naturally with your teeth than traditional silver amalgam fillings.

What are the advantages of a bonded filling?

We often recommend bonded fillings to our patients. If the filling is intended to fill a cavity, which covers only a small area of your tooth, and is not exposed to a lot of force, a bonded filling is the best choice. If the cavity to be filled covers a larger area of your tooth, or if it is on a molar and you grind your teeth, a bonded filling may not be the best option. Our team will be pleased to help you decide if a bonded filling is the best choice for you.

What can I expect after the bonded filling is placed?

After the local anesthetic has worn off, you will be able to eat and drink normally. Most patients will not notice anything different.


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