During your routine exam, Dr. Kulwant Turna will check for signs of wear and decay. If your Cambridge, ON dentist finds tooth damage or a cavity, the usual remedy is a dental filling. Modern filling materials are durable and long-lasting. This type of restoration is just one way that we save natural teeth at FlossDental Cambridge. Therefore, if you are experiencing increased sensitivity or tooth pain, please call us right away.
X-rays are necessary to determine the location and extent of tooth damage. Your dentist in Cambridge, ON uses advanced imaging for more accurate diagnosis and treatment. Then, the affected area is numbed with a local anesthetic. Next, all signs of deterioration are gently removed, and the tooth is cleaned.
Dr. Kulwant Turna will work with you to select the most appropriate filling for your tooth/teeth. Typically, we recommend tooth-coloured or gold restorations for front teeth. It all depends on your needs and desires. Silver amalgam is best suited for posterior premolars and molars. While they are not the aesthetic choice, traditional metal fillings can endure harsh chewing forces.
There are many advantages to gold dental fillings if you like the appearance. More than just an exciting look, gold restorations can last for 15 years or more with proper care. Furthermore, they are non-corrosive and robust enough to repair either front or back teeth.
At FlossDental Cambridge, we offer three types of white fillings: composite resin, ceramic, and glass ionomer. Tooth-coloured fillings are the popular choice. Patients prefer them because they are natural-looking and more aesthetically pleasing than metal. But keep in mind, it takes longer for Dr. Kulwant Turna to place a tooth-coloured filling. The process is more involved.
The ceramic material can last for over 15 years. Composite fillings are shorter-lived and typically last about five years or less. Glass ionomer lasts 5–7 years and releases fluoride, making these fillings a good solution for kids. All of these materials are an effective treatment for many mouth issues. Get in touch with your Cambridge, ON dentist today to learn more.