Cavities & Fillings
What is a filling? It's one of the most common things you hear about at a dental office, "You need a filling." So, what a filling actually is, is when you have an area of decay in the tooth. Decay occurs when teeth enter your mouth, they're hard, not soft.
A cavity, on the other hand, is where there's a softening of the tooth, and what needs to happen is that the softened or decayed area of the tooth is removed, and then a filling replaces that decayed part of the tooth.
The most common area for a patient to develop a cavity in the tooth is on the biting surface of the tooth. The second most common location is between the teeth where teeth commonly touch, and that's because it's a more challenging area to keep clean.
In our office, we primarily use white fillings, which is a common industry standard. However, there are different types of fillings available now, such as glass ionomer. That's the essence of what a filling is. If you have other questions about this topic, feel free to call our office, and we can provide more answers.
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The Vernon Dental Centre in Vernon, B.C., is a family-oriented dental practice for all ages. Using advanced techniques and cutting-edge technology, our dedicated team offers cosmetic, restorative, and preventative dentistry in a friendly and caring environment.
Family Dentist Dr. Anthony Berdan’s focus is on excellence and comfort to provide you and your family with the care you deserve. We offer all aspects of general dentistry, from general dental needs to cosmetic restorations and smile whitening. Dr. Berdan welcomes your entire family; from children to the elderly. Here at the Vernon Dental Centre, we are dedicated to treating everyone the way that we would want to be treated.