Restorative Dentistry

Restorative Dentistry

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 protects the tooth so that it can function normally.

Tooth decay is a problem commonly experienced, even in those who stick to regular brushing and flossing. When your teeth are affected by bacteria, sugary drinks or lack thorough cleaning, cavities are inevitable. They can happen at any age, even during infancy. If left untreated, a cavity can affect your tooth all the way down to the root and lead to eventual tooth loss.

Protecting Your Pearly Whites

Along with healthy oral hygiene habits, bi-yearly checkups at Trillium Dentistry are the best way for you to beat cavities. When they happen, though, we can fill your cavity with a tooth-colored filling that seamlessly matches your smile.

Silver fillings used to be the standard in dental care. As these amalgam fillings contain about 50% mercury, they could pose a risk to your health. Today, safer materials are used that blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth, so nobody will ever know you have a filling.

The Signs of Tooth Decay

If you think you might have a cavity, there are some common symptoms you may experience:
  • Black, brown or white staining on teeth
  • Holes and pits in teeth
  • Pain when biting
  • Pain when eating or drinking hot, cold or sweet substances
  • Sensitive teeth
  • Toothache

Procedure for getting a Filling