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General Dentistry Services

Dental Fillings for Cavities in NW Calgary


Dental decays are holes in your teeth that can grow progressively bigger and lead to tooth cavities if not dealt with in time. Common causes of dental decays include bacteria in the mouth, poor oral hygiene, and eating excessive amounts of sugar without taking proper care of your teeth. If these cavities are left untreated and allowed to grow, they can affect the nerves, cause immense pain, and lead to tooth infection. It is necessary to get your cavities treated by a dentist.

At Northland Village Dental Centre, our qualified team is dedicated to helping our patients to the best of our abilities. We provide treatments and fillings for cavities so that you can get pain relief and smile proudly. 

Causes Of Dental Decays

Dental decays are caused by the presence of persistent bacteria in your mouth. They can also be caused by the consumption of excessively sweet or salty food items that tend to get stuck in your teeth. 


However, the primary cause of decay is poor oral hygiene. Failing to practice good oral hygiene in your daily life can make it easier for cavities to develop. You can care for your teeth and prevent decay by performing the following activities: 

  • Brushing your teeth twice a day

  • Flossing

  • Rinsing daily with a mouthwash containing fluoride

  • Eat nutritious food

  • Limit the intake of sugary foods

  • Drinking fluoridated water

  • Regularly visiting your dentist

Treating Dental Decay With Dental Fillings

A safe and effective way of treating cavities is to get fillings. There are several types of fillings available after those decay removed teeth that are made from different materials including:

  • Dental amalgam
    These silver-coloured fillings are the cheapest option available in the market. They are made of a mixture of mercury, silver, copper, and tin.
  • Cast gold fillings
    These are based on a model (cast) of your tooth. Since gold is more robust than other metals, this type of filling is very solid and durable. However, it is also more expensive. 
  • Composite fillings
    These are made of glass and quartz. The most distinguishing feature of this type of filling is that it matches your teeth' colour, and thus, the fact that you have fillings can remain a secret. They are ideal for small-to-mid-size restorations.
  • Ceramic fillings
    Ceramic fillings are also made to match the colour of your teeth. The advantage of these fillings is that any stain is less likely to be visible on them. 
  • Glass ionomer
    These are a mix of acrylic and glass. They help protect your teeth from further damage like any other filling. However, they are not very durable.

Schedule an appointment with the dentists at Northland Village Dental Centre to treat your cavities with fillings. We will advise you on the best option for your situation. 

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Fix Your Dental Decays

Treat your decays and reduce your pain with our expertly performed fillings.

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