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Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings in West Vancouver

Dental fillings are a common dental procedure used to fill cavities in the teeth. Dental fillings can be made from composite material or metal. Metal fillings are strong and durable and are usually recommended for cavities at the back of the teeth. However, composite fillings tend to be a more popular choice as their tooth-like colour makes them less visible in the mouth.

What Do I Need Dental Fillings?

When cavities develop in the teeth, bacteria can easily infiltrate the pulp of the tooth. This can cause infection leading to pain and inflammation inside the tooth. If the infected tooth is not treated, the infection can spread deeper toward the root and affect the integrity of the tooth. In severe cases, this may result in tooth loss as the infected tooth must be removed.

What Is the Dental Filling Procedure?

Your dentist will begin the filling process by numbing the area with a local anesthetic. They will then use a laser or drill to remove the damaged part of the tooth. They will clean the cavity to remove any bacteria and seal the cavity with a filling. If you have any anxiety about dental procedures, talk to your dentist about sedation options to help you to relax.