Operative dentistry (fillings)
The Centre dentaire Ste-Foy is your destination of choice for operative dentistry and high quality fillings. Our dedicated team of qualified dentists specialize in modern dental restoration techniques to keep your smile healthy and beautiful.
Frequently Asked Questions
Restorations are used to restore teeth affected by decay, fractures or minor damage. They help preserve tooth structure, prevent future caries and restore functionality.
Your dentist will perform a thorough examination and may take X-rays to assess the extent of the decay or dental damage. If a cavity is present, a filling may be recommended depending on the severity of the cavity.
There are different types of restorations (fillings), including composite restorations (color similar to the tooth), amalgam restorations (silver), and ceramic restorations. Each type has its advantages. Your dentist will help you choose the option best suited to your needs.
The duration of the procedure depends on the size and location of the cavity. In general, it can be completed in a single visit which usually lasts 30 to 60 minutes.
Prior to the procedure, your dentist will administer local anesthesia to ensure total pain-free comfort during the treatment. You may experience temporary tenderness after the anesthesia wears off, but this should go away quickly.
You can resume your eating and drinking habits soon after restoration.
Your dentist will provide you with specific instructions, but in general you should maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day, flossing daily and visiting your dentist regularly for check-ups.