Modern dentistry has allowed us to combine beauty as well as strength when filling teeth. Restorations are close to their original strength and appearance, created with composite resins and other modern materials that imitate the natural feel and appearance of teeth.
The patient’s comfort is always the main priority of the dental team, leading to a positive experience.
Fillings (restorations) are used to replace tooth structure that is decayed. Caries can be detected through direct observation or x-rays. Fillings are also used to repair fractured, broken, or severely worn teeth.
Our doctors, Dr. Mandeep Kanwar, Dr. Hafiz Damani, Dr. Ozair Vicaruddin and Dr. Neetu Verma will begin the procedure by cavity preparation - removing any remaining decay and shaping the final cavity. The next step will be the addition of a composite-resin filling material, which is then cured (hardened) with a curing light. The final step will be polishing the filling to adapt it smoothly to the natural shape of the tooth.
Composite fillings are very aesthetic restorations since they are available in natural shades matching tooth colours.
In some cases, cavity preparation could become very large for usual fillings and the dentist will recommend an inlay or an onlay (partial crown); a restoration procedure designed to replace more tooth structure. This is accomplished by having an impression made and the inlay or onlay prepared in a dental laboratory. The final placement of the inlay or onlay will be made during a second visit at dentalFX.
Fillings do not last forever so it is essential that you visit our doctors, Dr. Mandeep Kanwar, Dr. Hafiz Damani, Dr. Ozair Vicaruddin, and Dr. Neetu Verma regularly for regular checkups. Fillings can develop cracks or simply wear down due to chewing forces. The dentist monitors the integrity of your fillings during regular exams and will recommend replacing a filling if a problem is detected.
If you are looking for a dentist in West Edmonton for fillings procedures, please give dentalFX a call at (780)705-5322 to schedule a consultation with one of our dentist.