It's easy to get my 10 year old son to the dentist. He really likes the nice ladies who clean his teeth and Dr. Bell is patient with his many questions. Despite retainers, fillings and other procedures there is no fear. I LOVE that!!

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Fillings

A filling is used to repair a tooth that is affected by decay, cracks or fractures. In just one appointment, the decayed portion of the tooth will be removed and the remaining space will be cleaned and filled.

Fillings are required to stop the progression of tooth decay. Progression of tooth decay results in you avoiding areas of your mouth when chewing food, extreme sensitivity to cold or hot foods, or even infection going pass the tooth and into your body.

There are many types of filling materials available, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. Consulting with your dentist is strongly recommended. Riverwest Dental offers aesthetically purposed fillings suited for teeth in thevisible areas of the teeth.

Common signs that you may need a filling are:

  • Dark spots on your teeth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Toothache
  • Loss of a previous filling

The sooner our dentist can address the area of concern then the sooner we can get you back to a Whole health smile.