We offer comprehensive fillings for cavities at St. Joseph Orleans Dental Centre to help prevent further decay from of a cavity.
Why do we recommend fillings?
There are several reasons we may recommend a filling. A filling might be necessary if decay needs to be removed from your tooth (creating a cavity), if a filling needs to be replaced, or if a tooth has cracked or been damaged.
What will happen when I get a filling?
When a filling is required to fill a cavity, our team will begin by placing a local anaesthetic to the area. Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, we will thoroughly remove all decay from the tooth, using precise instruments.
After the decay has been completely removed from the tooth, we will prepare the tooth for the filling by etching the surface of the tooth. Etching will allow the filling to bond completely to the surface of the tooth. After the filling has been bonded to the tooth, we will polish the surface of the filling so that the texture is similar to the surface of your tooth.