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Airdrie Amalgam Fillings

Your Airdrie choice for Amalgam Fillings!

At North Main Family Dental, Dr. Richelle Bedier focuses on not only creating a luminous smile but also considers the impact that dental restorations can have on your natural tooth structure.

Amalgam Fillings

What Are Silver Amalgam Fillings?

Silver amalgam fillings are used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks, fractures, etc. The decayed or affected portion of the tooth will be removed and then filled with silver amalgam fillings.

There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. You and Dr. Richelle Bedier can discuss the best options for restoring your teeth. Amalgam fillings, along with composite (tooth-coloured) fillings, are the most widely used today. An amalgam filling is more commonly used in the back teeth since the colour is less visually appealing than a composite filling.

As with most dental restorations, amalgam fillings are not permanent and may someday need replacement. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a long-lasting smile.

Amalgam Fillings | North Main Family Dental | Family and General Dentist | Airdrie

Reasons for amalgam fillings include:

  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • Decayed teeth
  • Worn teeth

We look forward to hearing from you soon. Call North Main Family Dental at (403) 980-0056 to set up a new Amalgam Fillings appointment today!

What Does Getting an Amalgam Filling Involve?

Amalgam fillings are usually placed in one appointment. While the tooth is numb, your dentist will remove any tooth decay. The space will then be thoroughly cleansed and carefully prepared before the new filling is placed. If the decay was near the nerve of the tooth, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The silver filling will then be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when amalgam fillings are first placed. However, this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling. You will be given post-care instructions at the completion of your treatment. Proper oral hygiene, good eating habits, and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your new fillings.


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