Tooth Fillings

About Our Tooth Filling Services

If your teeth have been damaged by tooth decay, you’ll likely need a filling to repair it. Before a filling is placed, the decay is removed and the area surrounding the tooth is cleaned. By filling a gap left from tooth decay with an artificial material, the tooth filling will prevent bacteria from entering your tooth and causing more damage.

About Tooth-Colored Fillings

Ever seen someone yawn and spotted dark tooth fillings in their mouth? Those days are gone, thanks to modern dental technology.

There are several materials we use at Flagship Dental for tooth fillings. Every patient is different and the filling we choose will depend on factors such as where the decay is located in your mouth, the extent of the decay, and whether you are allergic to any materials. Here are some of the pros and cons of different tooth fillings.

  • Tooth-colored porcelain fillings are a seamless way to treat cavities that blend in well with the teeth in your mouth. The porcelain mimics your natural teeth in colour and texture.
  • Composite resin fillings are created to resemble your natural teeth. It is a great alternative if you are allergic to any metals. However, these fillings can be stained by any food that you eat and last around three to ten years. Since it isn’t the most durable filling, it is usually not recommended for treating large areas of decay.
  • Traditional gold fillings can last up to 20 years and usually don’t cause any adverse reactions with your gum tissue. While many people do like the aesthetic look of a gold filling, it is the most expensive material to use.

    Cost of Tooth Fillings

    Since tooth fillings can be made from a range of materials, the cost can vary based on the material you choose, the number of teeth you need filled, the number of surfaces each tooth needing a filling has, and the amount an insurance provider will cover. Typically, the average price of a dental filling in Surrey is between $160 (the minimum for an adult tooth) to $400 (the maximum for an adult tooth). All of our services are charged according to the BC fee guide issued from BCDA. Check out our latest blog post to learn more.

    FAQs About Dental Crowns

    Never gotten a filling before? Here are some of the most frequently asked questions we receive from patients.

    Will I experience any pain while getting a filling?

    You shouldn’t be experiencing any pain while getting a filling, but do let the dentist know if you are experiencing any pain or discomfort during the process at any time.

    How long will it take to get a filling?

    Dental fillings are a quick and painless procedure that typically doesn’t take any longer than 30 to 40 minutes. You’ll get back to living your life in no time.

    How do I care for my tooth fillings?

    Keep in mind that you may experience some tooth sensitivity after getting a dental filling. But caring for a new filling is easy-peasy – just keep up with your regular oral hygiene routine by brushing and flossing regularly and seeing your dentist on a regular basis.

    As time goes by, some fillings may need to be replaced, which is part of a filling’s normal wear and tear. If you experience any sensitivity in the area where you had the filling as the years go by, let your dentist know and they will walk you through any next steps.

    Patient Testimonials

    We love hearing such kind words from our Surrey and Langley patients. Here are some of the lovely things our patients have shared with us over the years.

    “Great dentist for a family. The staff is very kind and lighthearted and fun with kids. Dr. Turton is very knowledgeable, fast, and trustworthy. The integrity of Flagship is top shelf.

    — DANIEL K.

    “First time going to this dentist after my previous dentist retired. So impressed! Hygienist was great and my teeth never felt so clean. Was very good about explaining things and very thorough. Dr. Turton was professional and friendly and was very good about explaining things also. Will definitely recommend to friends.”

    — DANA T.

    “Regardless whether it was for a cleaning, or more advanced dental work, Flagship Dental handled everything with patience, efficiency, and at a reasonable price, would easily recommend to anyone looking for a new dentist office. Will enjoy going back for all my dental needs. Thank you!”

    — KEN N.

    What Makes Flagship Dental Different

    Our dental clinic has long been a trusted part of the Surrey and Langley community. We know that dental care looks different for everyone, and we treat each of our patients with the care and attention that they deserve. We want to work with you to find a treatment plan that best suits your lifestyle.

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    Our team at Flagship Dental does every restorative dentistry treatment with care – whether you are getting a cavity filled or have to get a root canal for a tooth infection. Each of our patients receives an individualized treatment plan that is specific to their needs, as there is no “one size fits all” approach when it comes to dental care.

    Check out other restorative dentistry options that can help you achieve your best smile.

    Book an Appointment

    Ready to stop by our Surrey dental office for your next appointment? We can’t wait to meet you. If you have any questions before your appointment, you’re welcome to give us a call at (604) 576-8228 or email and we’d be happy to help.