Unfortunately, we can’t always save your teeth from needing that little bit of extra support from fillings. While we work as hard as possible to protect your teeth from decay and the formation of cavities, sometimes the damage has already been done.
When a hole has formed in your tooth, this needs to be filled to prevent further deterioration or to stop bacteria invading the inside of your tooth causing infection.
When you visit Meadows Dental Care for a routine appointment, we will thoroughly examine your teeth. This will include taking x-rays to check for structural damage to the enamel. If we identify any holes or cavities, you may need a filling.
Fillings can be made from a variety of materials such as:
Prior to receiving your filling, we will prepare the affected tooth by cleaning it and removing the damaged enamel.
White fillings are made from composite resin. This material is bonded directly to the damaged tooth and is not only invisible to others but can be used to save more of your natural tooth, unlike traditional fillings where the damaged section must be entirely removed.
The composite resin allows your dentist to build up the affected area to give it support as well as to fill up the cavity.
Patients of all ages are welcomed at Meadows Dental Care; we have the expertise and equipment to address a wide variety of dental problems. From our extensive menu of services, you will find what you are looking for when you want the best care for your smile.