Wesbrook Village Dental Centre

Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings in Vancouver

When dental cavities develop, they provide a gateway for bacteria to infiltrate the dental pulp that sits inside the tooth. This often results in a tooth infection which can cause severe pain and damage to the tooth. It’s not always easy to spot cavities, so if you experience any pain or sensitivity, we recommend booking an appointment with your dentist.

How Does the Filling Process Work?

Dental fillings are a common procedure that is performed by your dentist in the clinic. They will start by numbing the area to reduce any discomfort and remove the damaged portion of the tooth. Your dentist will thoroughly clean the area and fill the hole with a composite dental filling. The filling material is tooth coloured, so it blends in naturally with the existing teeth.

How Should I Take Care of My Dental Fillings?

Fillings can last for many years when you follow proper hygiene practices. Brush your teeth regularly and floss once a day to remove any food trapped between the teeth and gums. Regular check-ups and professional cleanings will also help keep your fillings in good shape but let your dentist know if you feel any sharp edges, suspect a cracked filling or experience any sensitivity in the tooth.

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At Wesbrook Village Dental Centre in UBC, your smile is our number one priority.

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