Calgary’s Dental Fillings Clinic
Dental fillings are easy and simple!
If you have a cavity that needs a filling, there are different kinds of fillings to do the job. Amalgam are the lowest cost, but composite fillings are by far the most popular. We also specialize in Root Canal treatments too. Contact Brentwood Village Dental Clinic today!
Our Dental Filling Services
What Are Dental Fillings?
If you have a cavity that needs a filling, there are different kinds of fillings to do the job. The two main fillings we do here at Brentwood Village Dental Clinic are Composite Fillings and Amalgam Fillings.
Your dentist cares about your oral health. If you have any questions or concerns about fillings, talk to your dentist. He or she will advise you on the type of filling that works best in your particular case. Before you get a filling, tell your dentist about changes to your health since your last visit, such as:
- Are you taking any medications?
- Do you have allergies?
- Are you pregnant?
Composite Fillings (tooth-coloured)
Composite fillings are also called plastic or white fillings. To place this filling, your dentist may first give you local anaesthetic (“freezing”) so you do not feel any pain. Your dentist then cleans all decay from the tooth and puts a glue (or bonding material) on the inside of the hole. Composite resin is put into the hole in thin layers. Each layer is hardened with the help of a special light that your dentist holds over the tooth. When the last layer of the filling is hard, your dentist shapes the filling so it looks and feels natural.
- These fillings will be the same colour as your natural teeth so give a more natural look.
- This kind of filling may break more easily than an amalgam filling and may not last as long.
- Composite fillings cost more than amalgam.
Amalgam Fillings (silver)
Dental amalgam fillings are sometimes called “silver” fillings. Because these fillings are silver in colour, they are primarily used to fill back teeth. They are a mix of metals such as silver, mercury, copper and tin. To place this filling, your dentist may first give you local anaesthetic (“freezing”) so you do not feel any pain. Your dentist then takes out all traces of decay from the tooth and shapes the hole. The amalgam materials are mixed together in a “shaker” and packed into the hole in layers. Unlike a composite filling, which is hardened instantly with a special light, amalgam fillings take time to harden (approximately 24 hours)
- These fillings are the least expensive type of filling.
- They last a long time.
- The silver colour may not be aesthetically pleasing.
- They contain mercury (studies have shown that amalgam fillings do not cause illness; they have been used on people for more than 150 years).
What else should I know?
Root canal treatment may be done in one or two appointments. After root canal treatment, your tooth may be tender for the first week or two. Bad pain or swelling are not common; if this happens, call your dentist or endodontist. You can still get a cavity or gum disease after a root canal. Root canal treatment does not protect your tooth from other types of damage.
With proper care and regular dental visits, the tooth could last as long as your other teeth. There are some cases where everything possible has been done to save a tooth and still the tooth must be extracted (pulled).
You May Forget You Ever Lost a Tooth.
If a tooth is beyond repair, then having a dental implant is an excellent way of replacing the tooth entirely. They are so natural looking and feeling, that you will forget you ever lost the tooth in the first place. Brentwood Village Dental Clinic is Calgary NW Dental Implants professionals, book your next appointment now!
We Care About Your Oral Health.
Dental fillings are used where there is some form of damage on the tooth, that damage is mostly caused by decay, but fillings can also repair damage caused by nail biting and grinding. Small chips can also be repaired using fillings too. Contact us today to book your next appointment!
Often Referred To As “Conscious Sedation”.
IV Sedation is a treatment for nervous/anxious clients and phobia sufferers. We can provide monitored intravenous sedation to make your trip to the dentist a walk in the park. At Brentwood Village Dental, we want to ensure your experience is a positive one. Please contact us and learn more about our IV Sedation treatment.
Achieve a Brighter, Whiter, Healthier Smile.
With three different types of teeth whitening techniques used, our team at Brentwood Village Dental Clinic can get you that really white looking smile you’re looking for. We have extremely competitive pricing when compared with any other dental clinic in Calgary, you can't go wrong! Get your perfect smile today, contact us!
Bridges the gap from a lost tooth.
Dentists believe that the best teeth are your own teeth. But sometimes, a tooth is badly damaged or lost. This is where a bridge can help, just as is sounds, a dental bridge is a false tooth, supported by two outside healthy teeth. Learn more about our dental bridges, contact us.
Protect Your Tooth From Further Damage.
Just a broken tooth? Our Dental team at Brentwood Village Dental Clinic can assist with any Dental Crown procedures. With a professionally fitted crown, you could have a normal looking tooth again in no time at all. Find out more how we can help, contact us today!
Daily Oral Hygiene
Daily Care Of The Mouth Is Important.
Keeping good oral hygiene routine is really important and can prevent the need for any of our services, apart from the checkups of course. Regular, thorough brushing is a very important step in preventing tooth decay and gum disease. Brushing removes the bacteria that promote tooth decay and the plaque that can cause gum disease.
Root Canal Treatment
Lets You Keep Your Tooth.
When a cavity reaches your tooth nerve, a root canal treatment is often needed. This procedure removes all of the nerves from the tooth, which is then subsequently filled in. Everyone at some point in their lives will probably have to have a root canal treatment. Please contact us to learn more about our Root Canal Therapy.
Dental Night Guards
Protect Your Teeth When Sleeping
A night guard is a custom plastic appliance made specifically to fit your teeth. Night guards are generally worn only at night when you are sleeping to prevent you grinding your teeth. Keep your teeth beautiful, get yourself a dental night guard. Contact us.
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