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Fillings

If you’re experiencing tooth pain, chances are you may have a cavity that needs to be filled. In our practice, we have years of experience helping patients just like yourself get their oral health back on track.

We’re proud to use the most advanced and up-to-date solutions for fillings, which are made of a resin material to match the natural look of your tooth.

A filling is required when your tooth starts experiencing decay. When this happens, we’ll need to remove the decay from the tooth, and “fill” the remaining space with the resin filling. Generally, most cavities are small (when caught early), so a filling likely won’t compromise the integrity of your tooth.

If the filling needed is large or severe, we may speak with you about endodontic options.

All in all, expect an appointment for a filling to last roughly 30 minutes to 1 hour.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I have multiple fillings done in one visit?

Yes, it is possible to have multiple teeth filled in one visit if required. We’ll let you know how long it may take. If several teeth need work, we may schedule a couple of different appointments to ensure the best results.

Is a filling painful?

At our practice, we use anaesthetic to ensure that you remain comfortable during the entire process. You won’t be able to feel any drilling or filling happening, though you may feel pressure or vibrations—neither of which will be painful. We invite you to bring earphones to listen to music on your phone.

Will the filling match my natural tooth?

Absolutely. We use resin composite fillings for that very reason. You will not be able to tell that work has been done to your tooth as it will match quite nicely.

Can I return to work after having a filling?

You may return to work after having a filling, though parts of your mouth may remain numb from the anaesthetic for an hour or so after your appointment—this will subside quickly. After the numbness wears off, you may feel slight pressure in the area where the filling was performed, however, it should subside within the next day. If you continue to have pain when eating or sensitivity in the area when drinking a hot or cold beverage, please let us know.

How can I stop getting cavities?

The best way to prevent cavities is to brush and floss your teeth daily and maintain your regular oral health appointments with us for checkups and cleans. Maintenance is the absolute best defense against a cavity!

Can complications arise?

Complications from a filling are rare, though they can occur. If you continue to have pain or sensitivity to hot or cold after a few days, we recommend scheduling another appointment with us so that we can ensure we removed all of the cavity. We always want you to be satisfied with your dental care.

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Ready to learn more about how we can help you have a healthy smile? Contact our team today to get started. Our Cannington dentists can’t wait to help you.

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