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What are fillings?

Fillings are used to restore the function and/or appearance of missing tooth structure. Tooth loss typically results from cavities or external damage.  Placing a filling involves inserting a soft or malleable filling material into a prepared tooth and building up the tooth before the material hardens.  Our clinic uses white composite fillings that are colour-matched to your tooth to ensure a natural appearance.

Does my insurance cover fillings?

Coverage will vary from policy to policy, but most plans will offer at least partial coverage for dental fillings.  We can confirm your plan coverage at your next appointment.

Portions excerpted from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dental_restoration under the Creative Commons license.
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    1. Hi Chantal, thank you for contacting us. The cost of fillings varies depending on the type of tooth (incisors, premolars vs molars), and the size of the cavities (how many surfaces of the tooth). Unfortunately, it’s not possible to provide exact pricing without seeing the tooth and x-ray first. We will contact you directly to see if we can assist you further.

  1. Hi there I’m just looking to get some advice. I had a deep filling done about 2 months ago and ever since I have had no pain but out of the blue today my jaw and teeth on my right side are very sore. My filling is not to high so that’s not the problem.

    1. Hi Samantha, unfortunately it’s not possible for me to provide a diagnosis without a physical exam and x-ray of the tooth and surrounding area. It’s possible the pain is related to the deep cavity you had fixed two months ago; sometimes the cavity is so deep that the dental pulp and nerve eventually die, and it can take a while for the pain to surface. However, some other possible causes of sore teeth and jaw include grinding and clenching of teeth (during the day or night) and possible gum issues. Please see your dental provider as soon as you can to have the pain diagnosed.

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