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Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings in St. Albert

When cavities develop on the surface of the tooth, bacteria can enter, causing an infection in the dental pulp. To prevent the incidence of infection, your dentist will use a dental filling to protect the integrity of the tooth and maintain your oral health.

What Are Dental Fillings Made From?

Dental fillings can be fabricated using composite material or amalgam. Amalgam is made from various metals, and while the material is very strong, these fillings can look unattractive in the mouth. For this reason, many patients opt for composite fillings, which are tooth-coloured and blend perfectly in the mouth.

The Dental Filling Procedure

Dental fillings are a widely used dental procedure performed under a local anesthetic. During the procedure, your dentist will drill a small hole to remove the damaged part of the tooth, and then clean the area and fill the hole with a composite or amalgam filling.