Our team can repair teeth that are decayed, cracked, or fractured using composite fillings.
What are fillings?
Fillings are used when teeth have decay or cracked. We will work to remove the decayed portion of the tooth and fill your tooth in. Composite fillings are widely used because they can match the colour of your natural teeth, making them aesthetically pleasing.
What can I expect after the procedure?
We will provide you with instructions after your procedure.
We would like to remind you that composite fillings are not permanent, and may have to be replaced someday.
Maintaining good oral care, eating habits, and visiting the dentist regularly will aid in prolonging the life of your new filling.
Composite fillings are very durable and with the right maintenance, can last many years, giving you a long lasting, beautiful smile.
Why do I need fillings?
We apply fillings to cracked or decayed teeth because if these teeth are left untreated, the damage will only worsen. This can result in much more serious issues in the long run, including gum disease and even tooth loss.
There are many reasons why a patient may need fillings. These include:
- Chipped, cracked or broken teeth
- Closing space between two teeth
- Worn teeth
Full-Family, Full-Life Dental Care
At Alaska Avenue Dental, we are here for you and your family... for life. Whether you simply need a regular check-up and hygiene, you believe you need a filling or crown, or you or your children may need orthdontic care, we are your one-stop dental practice in Fort St. John, BC.
Tips for a Healthy Smile from the Alaska Avenue Dental Team
Sugar plays a big role in the development of cavities. Avoid foods with 'hidden' sugars, like crackers, processed food, and milk. Brushing twice daily, swishing with water or chewing sugarless gum after meals can reduce the harmful of effect sugar on your teeth.