Don't let your cavities get worse! We offer fillings and restorative services in Bowmanville to ensure your cavities are taken care of.
What are fillings?
If you don't remove plaque or bacteria by brushing and flossing, the bacteria will keep destroying a tiny amount of your tooth structure every day until you get a hole in your tooth, known as a cavity.
At R.A. Campbell Dentistry, we are proud to have a restorative hygienist on our team! A restorative hygienist is one who has extended their education to enable them to assist the dentist in completing fillings.
Your dentist will freeze the area and take care of cleaning out any existing decay. The restorative hygienist then will come in to fill and shape the prepared tooth.
What techniques do we use?
Air abrasion is a drill-less technique that can be used to remove tooth incipient decay and for other applications.
During air abrasion, an instrument that works like a mini sandblaster is used to spray away decay. Small particles of decay on the tooth surface are removed as the stream of particles strikes them.
Micro-abrasion is a method that can be used to remove the stains, white flecks and surface discolourations from your teeth.
The treatment is quick and requires no injections. It is often permanent, depending on the type and extent.
How does a filling happen?
Make sure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure.
When needed, our dentists will use a local anesthetic or freezing to help make you more comfortable during your filling procedure.
Once the area is numb, we may use a couple of different materials to help make the filling procedure easier and more efficient.
Once your mouth is ready, we will begin to remove the portion of your tooth that was damaged due to tooth decay.
Cleaning out the tooth.
Decay can be removed by a combination or slow and high-speed hand pieces as well as manualy scooped. Once the damaged portion of your tooth is gone, we will replace the missing tooth structure.
The tooth is filled using a composite restorative material.
We match the colour of composite to best match your tooth's shade. A blue ultraviolet light is used on the filling to harden the material.
Next we shape and model the tooth to make it look like as close to your original tooth as we can.
This is to ensure that your bite is as it should be. It is important that you can use the tooth to chew food and speak just as before.