Dental Fillings

Problem: Tooth decay

Dental fillings are one of the most common procedures performed at Applebay Family Dental.

Tooth decay is extremely destructive. If left untreated, it can slowly start to erode the strong protective layer of your teeth. Over time, the erosion caused by tooth decay will cause tiny holes – known as cavities – to form. Once cavities form, the only way to treat them is by scheduling an appointment to get dental fillings in our Niagara Falls practice.

What to Expect During Dental Fillings Appointments in Our Niagara Falls Practice?

Getting dental fillings is a painless and fairly quick procedure. During the procedure our dentist will:

  • Administer a local anesthetic to numb the area around the cavity or where the filling will be placed (unless otherwise requested)
  • Use small dental drills to remove the dental decay
  • Seal or fill the hole created by the removal of dental decay with filling materials such as composite, amalgam and sometimes gold
  • Molded and shaped the filling material to look and feel like your natural tooth

Can Dental Fillings Be Used to Help Preserve a Tooth?

Yes. Even though dental fillings are commonly used to treat cavities caused by tooth decay, they can also serve another purpose – to preserve a tooth.

If you happen to chip, crack, or break a tooth, you may be able to preserve it just by seeking tooth fillings treatment in our Niagara Falls practice. Dental fillings can be applied to the tooth to seal small cracks or enhance the strength of the tooth. Strengthening the tooth and sealing cracks protects and preserves your natural tooth so you can avoid other costly, invasive dental procedures such as dental bridges, dental implants, or surgical tooth extraction.

You could have a cavity and not even know about it. Call Applebay Family Dental, located in Niagara Falls, to schedule an appointment for a routine dental examination. During the routine dental examination, our dentist will be able to determine if you have any cavities that may need to be treated with dental fillings or if any of existing dental feelings may need to be replaced or repaired.

Problem: Toothache

Dental fillings are one of the most common procedures performed at Applebay Family Dental.

Tooth decay is extremely destructive. If left untreated, it can slowly start to erode the strong protective layer of your teeth. Over time, the erosion caused by tooth decay will cause tiny holes – known as cavities – to form. Once cavities form, the only way to treat them is by scheduling an appointment to get dental fillings in our Niagara Falls practice.

What to Expect During Dental Fillings Appointments in Our Niagara Falls Practice?

Getting dental fillings is a painless and fairly quick procedure. During the procedure our dentist will:

  • Administer a local anesthetic to numb the area around the cavity or where the filling will be placed (unless otherwise requested)
  • Use small dental drills to remove the dental decay
  • Seal or fill the hole created by the removal of dental decay with filling materials such as composite, amalgam and sometimes gold
  • Molded and shaped the filling material to look and feel like your natural tooth

Can Dental Fillings Be Used to Help Preserve a Tooth?

Yes. Even though dental fillings are commonly used to treat cavities caused by tooth decay, they can also serve another purpose – to preserve a tooth.

If you happen to chip, crack, or break a tooth, you may be able to preserve it just by seeking tooth fillings treatment in our Niagara Falls practice. Dental fillings can be applied to the tooth to seal small cracks or enhance the strength of the tooth. Strengthening the tooth and sealing cracks protects and preserves your natural tooth so you can avoid other costly, invasive dental procedures such as dental bridges, dental implants, or surgical tooth extraction.

You could have a cavity and not even know about it. Call Applebay Family Dental, located in Niagara Falls, to schedule an appointment for a routine dental examination. During the routine dental examination, our dentist will be able to determine if you have any cavities that may need to be treated with dental fillings or if any of existing dental feelings may need to be replaced or repaired.