Our team at Alexis Dental in Belle River provides professional dental fillings to those with cavities.
Why do I need a filling?
A filling is required to treat cavities. If left untreated, the cavity can grow and enter into the nerve canal. Fillings are sometimes also needed to replace or repair an old filling or even to fix a chipped tooth in some cases.
Our dentists use composite fillings which consist of plastic and glass particles. These fillings have become increasingly popular because they can match your existing tooth color and they also solidly bond or glue to the tooth.
After the decay in your tooth has been cleaned, a cleansing gel is applied. Next, a bonding solution is applied, followed by the composite filling material. We harden the filling by applying a high intensity blue light. It only takes a few seconds for the materials to harden.
We check the filling to ensure the proper shape and look. At this point, any necessary adjustments are made and then your filling is complete.