At DentalcareWest we are expert at placing fillings.  Filllings are needed if decay manages to work its way into the tooth or under a filling.  To prevent this fromhappening, I recommend brushing twice per day, and flossing once per day.  To become a "gold-star" person who irregularly needs treatment we recommend a yearly checkup and xrays, and a 6 monthly hygienist cleaning.

The bottomline is, if you give bacteria and acid a hard time you'll never need us to do fillings for you!

Class 1

This filling is the most common, and is often used to prevent decay from spreading

Class 3

A common filling used if decay is found in between front teeth.  Our patients who have old, discoloured front fillings often ask us to redo these.  If you would like a lighter colour filling we often do "tooth whitening" beforehand.

Class 4

Commonly caused by accident.  Often ACC pays a portion of the cost of fixing accident-related tooth chipping.

Class 5

A gumline filling is often used to remove decay and prevent tooth sensitivity.


An inlay can often be a longer lasting alternative to a traditional filling.  We can recommend if this may suit you better.

MOD Amalgam

We no longer routinely place amalgam fillings.  However they can be useful in certain situations. Please ask us for more information!

MOD Composite

A very common form of filling.  We use this if you come in with decay on both sides of one tooth.

Ceramic Onlay

A long lasting alternative to a filling.  Please ask us for more information!