Tooth Fillings
Regina SK

Tooth fillings are one of the most common procedures performed at Signature Smiles in Regina, SK dental office.

Dental fillings are used to repair damage caused by tooth decay. When left untreated, tooth decay continues to progress and eventually causes the formation of cavities. If you attend regular hygiene appointments, our team at Dr. Greg Konotopetz’s office in Regina, SK can detect the cavities development early, remove the decay, and fill the space with a white tooth filling material. If left untreated, the tooth may require root canal therapy and a dental crown to restore and preserve it.

Dentist Performing Tooth Filling Procedure in Regina, SK

Benefits of Tooth

Dental fillings are very effective in preserving your natural teeth. While dental fillings are mainly used to treat cavities, they can also help protect and strengthen cracked, chipped or broken teeth.

Thanks to modern technology and advances in the dental industry, there are many dental filling materials options. Tooth fillings are made of gold, silver, composite resins, or porcelain. While each patient is unique, we commonly recommend resin or porcelain white filling material to match the colour perfectly with your teeth’ natural shade.

Tooth Fillings Procedure at Signature Smiles in Regina, SK

In general, tooth filling procedures are performed using a local anesthetic, but other options for sedation are also available in our Regina office. During the appointment, we will remove the decayed material, clean the area, and fill the cleaned cavity with your choice’s white filling material. The filling material will restore the shape of that tooth and protect it.

The general dental team at Signature Smile is ready to help you preserve and protect your natural teeth. Give our Regina office a call to schedule your dental examination or to learn more about tooth fillings.

Frequently Asked

Tooth fillings are a common dental procedure to address tooth decay and other oral health issues. Tooth decay is the most common reason for tooth filling. The signs of tooth decay include:

  • Black, grey, or other dark spots on your teeth. 
  • Holes in the tooth where food gets stuck 
  • Pain when biting or chewing
  • Sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures
In the past, most dentists used silver amalgam dental fillings. While these got the job done, they were quite an eye-sore. Now, most dentists offer composite, tooth-colored fillings cured with UV light. This material offers a more natural-looking solution.
To complete your tooth filling, the dentist will use local anesthetic to numb your mouth. Following the treatment, you can eat right away. However, you should be mindful when your mouth is still numb. The last thing you want is to accidentally bite down on your tongue or cheeks and sustain an injury without knowing!
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