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FILLINGS & ROOT CANALS
To restore your tooth to proper function and eastethic when you have a cavity or broken tooth.

FILLINGS
Silver fillings (amalgam) is a safe alternative to white fillings.  They are usually used in the posterior of the mouth due to aesthetic  concerns but provide a strong filling material. Patients have concerns  about the "mercury content in the silver filling". Don't worry, there  is no evidence that amalgam fillings have a detrimental effect on health  of a patient.
 
White fillings (composite resin) are the most commonly used filling due  to their look, function and longevity. Always remember no filling is  forever, marginal breakdown over years is the most common reason for  replacement of white fillings. The techniques used by our dentists at Dentallive Clinic allow for tooth structure being replaced without the  tooth looking like it has a filling.
Dental Sealants are highly effective in preventing decay on the  biting surfaces of your chewing teeth. Sealants are a quick and easy  tooth-colored acrylic "coating" that is painted onto the surface of the  tooth. This effectively "seals" the deep grooves, acting as a barrier  and protecting enamel from plaque and acids. Easy to apply, sealants  take only a few minutes to seal each tooth. Sealants hold up well under  the force of normal chewing and can last several years before a  reapplication is needed. Children and adults can benefit from sealants  in the fight against tooth decay.

WHAT TO EXPECT FROM FILLINGS?
With all fillings a rubber dam Is required because the filling requires a dry operating field.
 
Since you are frozen the bite may not be perfect because let's be honest  you can't really tell if something doesn't feel right until the  freezing comes out. Sometimes this leads to "sensitivity  when I bite  down on one spot" after a filling. Let us know if you are coming in for a  regular checkup and cleaning or give us a call to make the filling feel  100%.
 
Anytime you drill into a tooth for a filling there is irritation and  inflammation of the nerve in the tooth. This sensitivity takes about 2-3  weeks to resolve. If it doesn't give us a call and we'll make sure  everything is proper
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