Cavities are the destruction of tooth enamel and once this enamel is gone, it doesn’t repair itself. To repair a cavity, one of our doctors at Bear Creek Dental will use a filling material to fill the space that has been destroyed. We encourage all of our patients to practice cavity prevention to avoid costly procedures in the future and to ensure that your oral health status is in good condition.
Many options are available for dental fillings and one of our doctors will discuss these with you during your consultation. The two most commonly used are porcelain (composite) and amalgam. Both are very durable options, and each will last several years before they need to be replaced. If you’ve already received a filling and notice signs of wear, give us a call as you may need a dental crown instead of a filling.
If you have questions or concerns regarding cavities or tooth decay, please give us a call. To learn more about dental health as well as services we provide here at the practice, visit www.bearcreekdental.ca for more information. To schedule an appointment with one of our doctors in Grand Prairie AB, call 1-780-539-0404.