At Fort Rouge Dental Group our Winnipeg dentists offer composite fillings which match the colour of your tooth, in order to repair cavities and prevent further tooth decay.
Tooth fillings help dentists repair cavities – small holes, cracks, or fractures – so they don't become bigger dental problems down the road. In the process of filling a tooth, your dentist will remove any decayed tooth material, clean the affected area, and then fill the cleaned out cavity with a filling material.
When Would I Need a Tooth Filling?
Tooth decay can cause a smile hole to form on the tooth's surface, also known as a cavity. To prevent the cavity from worsening or leading to more severe issues such as bone loss, we may recommend a filling.
A cavity left untreated may also lead to an abscess. You might also need a filling if a tooth has cracked or has been damaged.
A composite filling is recommended when for a small cavity when the area is not exposed to a lot of force from the surrounding teeth and bite.
For larger cavities or molar cavities, we may recommend another option.