Dental Fillings From Your Dentists in Brantford

Even with a diligent, careful oral hygiene routine, cavities can happen. If they do, it’s important that you have them treated right away to prevent further infection, as well as the need for more complex restorative treatments.

What is a cavity?

When the foods we eat encounter bacteria in our mouths, a chemical reaction takes place and acid is produced. This acid can weaken tooth enamel and cause the tooth to experience decay. That process begins with a small hole developing in the tooth that becomes an opening where infection and additional decay can flourish. Left untreated, this process can cause significant pain and increase the need for complex restorative treatments. Particularly in cases where the decay affects the front teeth, the visual impact can be significant. Front teeth fillings are often used to restore the appearance and function of these prominently visible teeth, ensuring that both aesthetics and dental health are maintained.

Are there cavity symptoms I should watch for?

While symptoms often do not present themselves initially, over time, you may experience pain when you chew, tooth sensitivity, mild to significant pain when eating or drinking cold, hot, or sweet items, surface staining on the tooth, and/or pain that arises unexpectedly.

What’s the best way to prevent cavities?

Along with diligent oral hygiene habits that include brushing twice and flossing once daily, patients should have their teeth professional cleaned and examined in our office at least twice a year. Regular visits not only help maintain overall oral health but also allow for early detection and management of issues such as cavities in the front teeth. If decay is found during these check-ups, front teeth fillings can be promptly administered. These fillings are crucial for maintaining the structural integrity and aesthetics of the teeth that are most visible when you smile, ensuring both health and confidence are preserved.

Eating a nutritious diet is also important, as is limiting your intake of sugary foods and drinks. Ensuring that you use a fluoridated toothpaste is also key, as it can not only intercept cavity formation – it can undo the early stages of decay. Patients should also keep in mind that compromised restorative work can allow bacteria and plaque to form in weakened areas, making quick repairs a must. In cases where the front teeth are affected, using composite fillings is particularly beneficial. Composite fillings for front teeth not only restore the function and integrity of the teeth but also maintain a natural appearance, ensuring that your smile remains bright and healthy.

What filling materials are available?

Tooth-colored composite and silver-colored amalgam are the most popular fillings materials used today. While the latter is highly dependable and has been used to fill cavities for many decades, composite materials have quickly become an in-demand choice as they match the natural shade of teeth and boost patients’ smiling and speaking confidence. For those particularly conscious about the aesthetics of their smile, composite fillings for front teeth offer an excellent solution. These fillings blend seamlessly with the surrounding enamel, making them virtually invisible.

If you are considering composite resin dental fillings, contact Dr. Azadeh, Dr. Amir, Dr. Victoria and Dr. Tracey Tran of Brantford Family Dental Centre. The office is in Brantford, ON at 4 King George Rd, and can be reached by calling (226) 400-7542.

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  • Preserve the health of your tooth by treating a cavity right away
  • Avoid tooth sensitivity and pain associated with untreated decay
  • Choose between amalgam and composite materials
  • Minimize your need for more complex restorative treatments in the future
  • Keep your smile healthy for life!

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