Orchard Family Dental - Leduc

Composite Fillings in Leduc

Tooth-coloured fillings are utilized to fill cavities and prevent them from expanding or causing permanent damage to your tooth. These fillings are matched to the colour of your natural teeth, resulting in a seamless and comfortable appearance.
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Restore the Natural Look and Feel of Your Teeth.

In our office, the most frequent procedure we carry out is dental fillings. These fillings aid in repairing and restoring teeth while preventing painful decay or infection that may necessitate more extensive procedures. Our preferred option for fillings is composite resin, which is colour-matched to your tooth. Unlike metal amalgam fillings, this tooth-coloured composite resin forms a strong bond with the tooth and can fill even the tiniest of spaces, resulting in less drilling!

Why Are Fillings So Important?

For many people, the thought of getting a filling can seem like a tedious task. You might be inclined to postpone it or question why it is necessary, particularly if your tooth is not yet causing any discomfort. However, we strongly advise you to have your cavities filled as soon as possible, and here’s why:

  • Prevent cavities from worsening.
  • Help avoid painful infections or abscesses.
  • Strengthen weakened teeth.
  • They are cheaper in the long term.
  • Reduce sensitivity to cold and hot temperatures.
  • Maintain the natural appearance of your smile.

How Is A Cavity Filled?

Gentle Numbing

Prior to starting the procedure, we will take the necessary time to numb your gums carefully. This step can often make individuals feel uneasy. The numbing process will freeze the treatment area gently, providing numbness to your teeth and the surrounding region, which will significantly reduce any discomfort during the procedure.

Filling the tooth's cavity

Once we have confirmed that you are comfortably numb, we will proceed to carefully clean and prepare your tooth. Following that, we will apply an adhesive gel to the affected tooth, onto which we will mould and sculpt a composite resin (white filling material) that matches your tooth’s contours or bite.

Curing the Composite

The composite resin material that is utilized to fill or bond your tooth is rapidly cured and hardened using a specialized LED light. Following this, the dentist will conduct a thorough examination of your finished tooth and make any necessary final adjustments before providing it with a final polish.

The Cost Of A Filling In Leduc

Dental fillings are a common and effective method to prevent and address dental issues, and many insurance companies provide considerable coverage for them. With most insurance plans, you may expect to pay between $0 to $100+ for fillings. If you do not have dental insurance, the cost can range from $120 to $300 or more, particularly if multiple fillings are required simultaneously.

The cost of your treatment depends on various factors such as:

  • Your present oral health condition.
  • The number of fillings needed.
  • The location of the cavity in your mouth.
  • Whether new x-rays are necessary.
  • The amount of time the dental team requires to address your individual requirements.
  • The equipment and supplies utilized to fulfill all your needs.
We prioritize the prompt filling of cavities since we believe that fillings are highly effective in preventing invasive treatments, minimizing severe dental pain, and ensuring your overall happiness, health and well-being.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

The lifespan of a filling can vary depending on various factors such as the type of filling, the location of the filling in your mouth, and your oral hygiene routine. Generally, fillings can last well over 10 years.

The filling procedure is typically pain-free since the dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic. After the procedure, you may experience some sensitivity, which should subside within a few days.

For severe pain, which disrupts eating or sleeping, contact us immediately as it’s a dental emergency. We can give advice over the phone and schedule an appointment. For temporary relief, apply a cold compress and take pain medication such as acetaminophen or ibuprofen. Remember to follow the medication instructions and keep track of what you’ve taken for future reference.

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