Restore the Natural Look and Feel of Your Teeth.
Our office frequently performs dental fillings, the most common procedure for repairing and restoring teeth, while preventing painful decay and infection that may require more extensive work. We utilize colour-matched composite resin fillings, which bond effectively with the tooth, and can fill smaller spaces, resulting in less drilling than traditional amalgam (metal) fillings.
Why Are Fillings So Important?
While many people may consider getting a filling to be a tedious task, it is important to prioritize treating cavities as soon as possible, even if your tooth isn’t yet causing discomfort. Here are some key reasons why:
- Fillings halt the progression of cavities, preventing them from growing bigger.
- They also safeguard against painful infections or abscesses.
- Cavities can weaken your teeth, but fillings restore their strength and durability.
- Addressing cavities early can ultimately save you money on more extensive dental work in the future.
- Fillings can reduce sensitivity to hot and cold.
- By preserving the health of your teeth, fillings help maintain your natural smile for as long as possible.
How Is A Cavity Filled?
We’ll numb your gums before the procedure to ensure gentle and painless freezing, minimizing discomfort.
Filling the Tooth
Once we ensure your comfort, we thoroughly clean and prepare your tooth. Then, an adhesive gel is applied to the affected area, and a white composite resin filling material is molded and sculpted to match your bite and contours.
Curing the Composite
The composite resin material that is used to fill or bond your tooth is rapidly hardened and cured using a special LED light. Once the process is complete, our dentist will thoroughly examine your tooth and make any necessary finishing touches before giving it a final polish.
The Cost Of A Filling In Calgary
Fillings are an excellent preventive measure to avoid dental problems, and most insurance companies offer substantial coverage for them. Depending on your insurance plan, you may expect to pay anywhere from $0 to $100+ for a typical filling procedure. If you do not have dental insurance, the cost of a filling can range from $120 to $300 or more, particularly if you need multiple fillings at once.
When determining the cost of your treatment, we consider several crucial factors, such as your oral health status, the number and location of cavities, whether new x-rays are necessary, the time required by our dental team to cater to your specific needs, as well as the equipment and supplies required to provide comprehensive treatment.
At our practice, we place a high value on promptly filling cavities, as they are an effective means of preventing more invasive dental procedures, avoiding severe dental pain, and promoting your overall happiness and health.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unlike traditional silver amalgam fillings, composite fillings are made of a tooth-coloured resin material that is designed to blend in with the natural colour of your teeth, providing a more aesthetically pleasing appearance.
The lifespan of a composite filling can vary based on a number of factors, such as the location of the filling, how well you care for your teeth, and your overall oral health. On average, composite fillings can last anywhere from 5 to 10 years or longer.
Composite fillings may be slightly more expensive than traditional silver amalgam fillings, but many patients are willing to pay the extra cost for the improved aesthetic appearance and reduced health concerns associated with composite fillings.
Composite fillings require the same level of care as your natural teeth, including regular brushing, flossing, and routine dental check-ups. It’s important to avoid biting down on hard objects, as this can cause damage to the filling.
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Huntington family dental was one of the greatest experiences of my life! The best dental clinic in Calgary! One of the highlights was the dental assistant AnnMarie! She is extraordinary and will make your experience the best ever! There is no better person to be around while you're getting fillings for your teeth.
Simply amazing! I had a filling done and I had to bring my kids with me (a 7 month old and a 4 year old), and they assured me it wouldn’t be an issue. Everything went smoothly, and they’re super friendly!
My dentist gave me two crowns last year and there was very little pain. She’s terrific! I’m very happy with my dental visits now at Huntington. They are a friendly, very courteous and knowledgeable bunch of ladies. I’d encourage anyone to go there!