What are dental fillings?
Dental fillings, also known as tooth fillings, are used to repair teeth when only a portion of a tooth is damaged or decayed. Your dentist will remove the decay and fill the hole with a white coloured composite material. Eliminating the damage and sealing the area prevents infection to other teeth or your gums. If you were experiencing pain with your cavity or infection, you’ll happily find relief with a filling!
In the past, dentists used silver metal fillings that distracted from your smile. Not only are these fillings unsightly, but the material they are made from — silver amalgam, which is a mix of mercury and other metals — has been linked to several health issues.
At Macleod Trail Dental, we use a safe, composite resin material that matches your tooth colour, so you can confidently share your bright white smile.Book An Appointment