Our doctors at Riverwalk Dental never want patients to experience a cavity. This is because a cavity is a hole in the tooth that is caused by decay. Cavities can develop for a variety of different factors such as poor oral care habits and a poor diet. If you fall victim to a cavity, our doctors have a variety of filling materials to repair the tooth, but we’d much rather you improve your oral care habits, as well as your diet, to prevent a cavity from forming.
Fillings can be made from many types of material, but the most common filling is composite resin. Composite fillings are designed to match the shade of the tooth and will give the restored tooth a natural appearance. To fill a cavity, the doctor will numb the area to reduce pain and help you relax. Once you decide which type of material is best for you, the doctor will then remove the decay and replace it with filling material. Your oral cavity may remain numb for a few hours after the procedure, but the result is a restored, healthy tooth that is cavity-free.
If you have questions or concerns about dental fillings, please give us a call. To learn about the services we provide at the practice, visit www.riverwalkdental.ca for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors at Riverwalk Dental located in Canada, Alberta, T1B 4Y2, Medicine Hat, 101-7 Strachan Bay, SE, 403-456-4994.