No amalgam (grey/silver) fillings in my office! Dental fillings are generally a restorative process that repair teeth damaged by decay. Sometimes, enamel loss causes a tooth to become sensitive and, therefore, a dental filling is needed to alleviate the pain.
Your dentist will find tooth cavities and decay quickly during a routine dental examination. Once found, the dentist will remove the decaying materials and clean the area. They will then fill the cavity with porcelain, composite resin, amalgam or gold filling. These materials will stop any further decay and prevent further damage.
If a filling is insufficient to repair a decayed tooth, then the dentist will prescribe a dental crown, implant, root canal treatment, or a bridge. By undergoing regular dental appointments and check-ups, your dentist can detect any problems early to prevent more costly procedures.
How to prevent dental decay
The measures of preventing dental decay have evolved rapidly over the last 60+ years. Preventing dental decay and dental disease can be easy when following these simple steps:
● Brush twice a day using a fluoride toothpaste
● Floss once each day
● Speak with your dentist about dental sealants
● Limit drinking and eating between meals
● Choose nutritious, sugar-free snacks
● Eat a balanced diet
● Visit your dentist regularly
● Speak to your dentist about a supplemental fluoride treatment
“Every tooth in a man’s head is more valuable than a diamond”
― Miguel de Cervantes, Don Quixote, 1605
7135 West Saanich Rd,
Brentwood Bay, BC V8M 1P7
Mon 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
Tues and Wed 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Thursdays available according to the patient's individual treatment plan and Dr. Nik's discretion