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Dental Fillings

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Dental Fillings

Fillings are restorations that repair and rebuild teeth that have been harmed by cavities. After removing the damaged portion of the tooth, the filling seals out bacteria and protect the tooth so that it can function normally.

We proudly offer only composite (white fillings) at our practice. White fillings are more aesthetically pleasing and generally less invasive.

It’s OK to Feel Nervous

We understand that being at the dentist office isn’t most people’s favourite place to be. If you feel a bit uneasy about getting a filling, we want you to know that we’re here to make you as comfortable as possible. A small amount of anaesthetic will numb your tooth. Most people say they don’t feel a thing during their procedure. If at any time you need to raise a concern, we can stop treatment.

The earlier your dentist repairs your cavities, the smaller and more affordable your filling will be.

FAQ's

Our dentist will examine and take x-rays of your teeth to make sure you are a good candidate for whitening. With whitening, only the pigments in the enamel of the teeth are whitened. Fillings and crowns do not whiten with bleaching .

The root canal treatment aims is to save a tooth that has been decayed, diseased or injured. In this procedure, the dead tissue is removed from the canal, and tooth is cleaned with medicaments and shaped. After that the canals are filled with biocompatible material. In Most instances crowning of tooth is required after root canal treatment. In cases, where root canal treatment may not be appropriate, extraction may be the best option.

With the advent of modern digital radiographic techniques and high speed films ,which has dramatically reduced the exposure times so much so that an average dental x-ray is as harmful as one hour flight.

When your baby does not have teeth yet, you should wipe his/her gums with wet warm clean cloth after every feed. Once baby gets her first teeth, make sure you clean them after feed with a warm wet cloth and also do make sure that baby is not sleeping with a bottle in mouth. Your toddler should follow routine tooth brushing regimen as rest of the family but making sure to put just a smear of toothpaste. You may choose to use milk teeth toothpaste, which contains less fluoride until the first permanent teeth start erupting, but regular toothpaste can also be used if right amount is used.