Did you know that tooth decay is the most common health problem in the world?
Also known as cavities or caries, tooth decay are tiny holes that penetrate through the different layers of your teeth. And when left untreated, these small holes will most likely get larger as time passes, causing pain and more serious dental problems.
Dentists use dental fillings to fill cavity holes with composite resins and other materials, which restores most of the tooth’s original durability and appearance. Dental fillings are also used to restore teeth that are damaged from fractures and accidents.
How Dental Fillings Work At Our Winnipeg Dental Clinic
First, we will schedule you for a dental check-up with one of our dentists. This appointment includes physically observing your teeth, running tests and x-rays, and asking you questions about your current dental habits. Through this first appointment, we can detect your cavities. Your dentist will discuss a treatment plan that is best for you.
Once you’re booked for your dental filling appointment, here’s what to expect:
- We start by removing any decay and shaping the tooth so that the dental filling will blend with the teeth.
- Next, a composite resin filling material is placed into the cavity hole, which is set by a curing material.
- Lastly, we end the treatment by polishing the filling to make sure it’s blended smoothly with the tooth's natural shape.
Dental fillings may crack and will eventually wear down, so it’s important to visit your dentist for regular check-ups and dental exams. We monitor the quality of your fillings and will recommend filling replacements when needed.
Schedule an appointment with one of our dentists at Kildonan Crossing Dental Centre and learn about your current dental health and if you need any dental fillings.
We are conveniently located at the corner of Lagimodiere Boulevard and Regent Avenue near Transcona, East Kildonan, Valley Gardens, Elmwood, and St. Boniface.