At Hall Dental, there are several different reasons why we may recommend a filling. A filling may be necessary if decay has formed in a tooth, if a filling needs to be replaced, or if a tooth has been cracked or damaged in some other way.
A bonded filling, also known as a “white filling", is a commonly used filling that is made of a composite resin, similar in colour to your teeth. Different from silver amalgam fillings, bonded filling blend more naturally with your teeth.
A bonded filling is the best choice when the cavity to be filled covers only a small area and is not exposed to a lot of force. If the cavity to be filled covers a large area or is on a molar and you grind your teeth, a bonded filling may not be the best option. Our experienced and caring team at Hall Dental will determine the best course of action and explain it to you.
If a new cavity has been discovered that needs filling, our skilled team will:
Once the filling is bonded to the tooth, we will complete the procedure by polishing the surface of the filling so that the texture is similar to the surface of your tooth.
After the local anaesthetic wears off, most patients will not notice anything out of the ordinary. As long as the anaesthetic has completely worn off, you can eat and drink as usual.
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All services provided by general dentists: Dr. Paul Hall, Dr. Pauline Hall and Dr. Todd ZoBell