Stoney Creek Tooth Fillings
Your Source for Tooth Fillings in Stoney Creek
When you picture tooth fillings, you might imagine the old method of gold and silver covering the inside of your mouth. This is no longer the case! At Gateshead Dental our team uses the latest technology to give you a metal-free filling that fixes your cavity and matches the colour of your teeth.
When you come to us for your Hamilton tooth fillings, you can trust you’re getting the best tooth repair and service there is.
What Causes Tooth Decay?
Cavities and tooth decay are one of the most common tooth problems out there. Children, teenagers, and older adults are most susceptible, but anyone who has teeth can get a cavity.
Your mother might have told you that cavities are caused by eating too much sugar, and she was partly right. Sugary drinks and other foods that cling to your teeth can sometimes cause tooth decay, but so can genetics, bacteria in your mouth, and your oral hygiene routine.If tooth decay isn’t treated, it can grow into a much bigger problem.
Our team can help you identify the cause of your tooth decay in Hamilton or Stoney Creek, and we’ll make sure you get the treatment you need.
How Do Tooth Fillings Work?
Gone are the days of gold and silver tooth fillings. When you come to us for your Hamilton or Stoney Creek dental care, we use the latest technology: composite resin fillings that match the colour of your teeth.
Our family friendly service starts from the moment you come in. We use a local anesthetic to numb the area around the tooth and prevent pain. We make sure you are comfortable and know what is happening during the whole tooth filling process.
Symptoms of tooth decay to watch for:
Sharp pain in teeth while eating or when pressing on a tooth
Teeth are sensitive to hot or cold foods or cold air
Dark spots on teeth
General tenderness or swelling in the gums around the affected tooth
How to Prevent Dental Cavities in Stoney Creek
A regular at-home tooth cleansing routine together with dental check-ups and professional cleanings to prevent tooth decay is necessary.
Brush your teeth a minimum of twice daily, usually for two minutes or more.
Floss at least once daily, being sure to drag the floss underneath the gums to scrape along the bottom or top of each tooth.
Focus on brushing soft tissues inside the mouth as well, including gums, cheeks, tongue, and the roof of the mouth.
Rinse your mouth with water after eating, particularly if you have consumed acidic or sugary foods.
Check in with your dentist regularly for examinations and professional cleanings.
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Why Use a Composite Filling Made of Resin?
At Gateshead Dental, we use the latest tooth filling technology: composite fillings made with resin. These match the colour of your surrounding teeth so your filling looks nearly invisible. If you have had decay on the front teeth no one has to know that you’ve had a filling.
Composites are better at bonding to the tooth surface and can be used for surface cracks and chips.
Replace Existing Silver Fillings with Composite Resign
Tooth fillings used to be mainly silver fillings, a.k.a. amalgam fillings. But recent research has shown that mercury from the silver fillings can actually leech into the bloodstream and cause toxicity in the body. Yikes! Silver fillings can also disguise tooth decay that hides underneath and around the affected tooth.
That’s not all. Besides not blending into the mouth, silver fillings also raise the likelihood of teeth cracking due to expansion of the filling material over time. Also, the filling just does not bond to the tooth in the same way a composite resin filling does.
If you have a silver filling, talk to us about changing it out for a composite one instead.
Why choose Gateshead Dental?
At Gateshead Dental, we take a holistic approach to dental care, looking for the root causes of any pain, discomfort, or symptoms.
We educate our patients on the dental practices required to prevent oral health problems.
Dr. FelRocci has more than 30 years of dentistry experience and would be thrilled to welcome you to Gateshead Dental today!
Call Gateshead Dental and schedule an appointment for your tooth filling in Stoney Creek today!
If you feel pain in your teeth or suspect the need for a tooth filling, contact our team to schedule a visit.