Southland Dental

Dental Fillings in Regina, SK

Fix a Cavity With A Filling

Placing an amalgam filling (mercury, silver and other base metals) has been the typical procedure for fixing cavities in back teeth for many years, but our position is that we do not place amalgam fillings in our patients’ mouths. There are now several tooth filling options available at our Regina Dental Clinic, depending on your needs.

What type of filling is right for me?

A good alternative to a mercury filling is the more aesthetically pleasing white filling (known as a composite filling or composite resin filling). Other restoration choices include inlays, onlays or dental crowns.

The selection of filling material is also based on its purpose. An inlay, onlay, dental crown or porcelain crown is a good solution for a large back-tooth cavity, whereas a white filling is typically a better solution for filling a smaller cavity or treating your front teeth. White resin is also used widely in cosmetic dental procedures and dental bonding.

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Let’s discuss your dental health together.

Southland Dental Clinic of Regina

2905 Gordon Rd, Regina, SK S4S 6H7

Monday: 7:30am-4pm
Tuesday: 7:30am-4pm
Wednesday: 7:30am-4pm
Thursday: 7:30am-4pm

(306) 352-6188

You may require a filling to be placed at our Calgary clinic if you have a tooth with a cavity, a minor fracture, tooth wear or erosion.

Tooth Decay Prevention

Do you think you have a cavity and need a dental filling in Regina? Look no further than Southland Dental Clinic of Regina. We strive to make your dental filling or tooth restoration as quick and painless as possible. We all know tooth decay and cavities can be painful but it can also lead to worse infections if not treated properly. The good news is that tooth decay is also the most preventable disease in the world today.

At Southland Dental Clinic of Regina we use the latest technology to diagnose, treat and prevent tooth decay. We also strive to educate our patients on proper dental hygiene so that they can help themselves in preventing decay. We are a mercury-free dental practice and will work with our patients to remove any mercury fillings they may currently have.

WE'D LOVE TO MEET YOU!

New patients are always welcome!
Let’s discuss your dental health together.

Before After

Frequently Asked Questions:

A composite filling is a tooth-colored plastic and glass mixture used to restore decayed teeth. Composites are also used for cosmetic improvements of the smile by changing the color of the teeth or reshaping disfigured teeth.

Following preparation, the dentist places the composite in layers, typically using a light specialized to harden each layer. When the process is finished, the dentist will shape the composite to fit the tooth. The dentist then polishes the composite to prevent staining and early wear.

Aesthetics are the main advantage of composites, since dentists can blend shades to create a color nearly identical to that of the actual tooth. Composites bond to the tooth to support the remaining tooth structure, which helps to prevent breakage and insulate the tooth from excessive temperature changes.

After receiving a composite, a patient may experience postoperative sensitivity. Also, the shade of the composite can change slightly if the patient drinks tea, coffee or other staining foods. The dentist can put a clear plastic coating over the composite to prevent the color from changing if a patient is particularly concerned about tooth color. Composites tend to wear out sooner than silver fillings in larger cavities, although they hold up as well in small cavities.