Fillings

At Cedar Dental Centre in Kamloops, we use composite (white) and amalgam (silver) fillings to repair tooth decay, cracks, fractures, and more. 

What are dental fillings?

A dental filling is a treatment that restores the function and structural integrity of a tooth that has been damaged by decay (a cavity) or external trauma.

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Types of Dental Fillings

There are numerous filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Your dentist can tell you about the right option for restoring your tooth, depending on the situation.

Composite fillings are popular because are tooth coloured, so they can be closely matched to the colour of existing teeth. This makes them better suited for use in teeth that are visible when you smile or talk.

Silver amalgam dental fillings, on the other hand, don't blend in as well. However, they are very strong, and can withstand the considerable forces of chewing. They may be less likely to break than other types of fillings. 

As with all dental restorations, fillings are not necessarily permanent and may someday have to be replaced. That said, with proper care, they can last for many years.

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Laser Therapy  •  Hygiene  •  Bridges  •  Crowns  •  Fillings  •  Dentures  •  Fluoride  •  Root Canals  •  TMD  •  Emergencies

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