The Importance Of Fillings and Routine Checkups

Dentists recommend that their patients visit them for routine checkups every six months. Yet studies reveal that one in four Canadians don’t visit their dentist every year. For 21- to 30-year-olds, this number falls to two in five. However, following through with routine checkups is the best way to detect minor dental problems before they turn into major ones. Discover why Coppersmith Dental Centre is your partner for routine dental care.

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This Importance Of Routine Checkups

Routine checkups are one of the most effective ways to maintain good oral health. When you have a healthy mouth, you’ll enjoy more than a beautiful, pain-free smile. Good oral health also reduces your risk of developing a host of other health problems including heart disease, high blood pressure, and strokes.

During a routine checkup, one of our friendly dental hygienists will give your teeth a complete cleaning. We’ll clean the hard-to-reach areas and remove plaque and tartar buildup to reduce your risk of tooth decay. The cleaning process also gives us the opportunity to examine your teeth, gums, and surrounding tissue thoroughly. Our skilled hygienists have more than 20 years of dental experience, which helps them identify problems and locate any areas of your mouth that aren’t being taken care of correctly.

Your dental hygienist can also provide tips for better brushing, flossing, and eating and drinking habits to help you keep your mouth as healthy as possible and minimize your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. We will also discuss how your mouth feels and any concerns you may have about your oral health. Together, we will develop an individualized dental hygiene program that will help you maintain your oral health.

If we spot anything that concerns us during your routine checkup, we’ll discuss your treatment options with you. We can resolve minor problems immediately, before they become more serious. We may need to schedule a return visit with a dentist for any restoration work or refer you to a dental specialist for more complex concerns.

Coppersmith Dental Team

Richmond Dentists Raymond Tang (left) and Erica Gyamfi (right)

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Fillings

Getting a filling is a simple and relatively fast process, and it can be performed in only one visit. Many of our patients who need fillings visit during their lunch break, then return to work.
Sometimes, despite routine dental visits, tooth decay occurs. If you are experiencing pain or sensitivity in your mouth, tooth decay may be to blame. Filling a cavity created by tooth decay can save you pain and money in the long run. Fillings seal up cavities and prevent tooth decay from causing further damage. If left untreated, tooth decay can travel to the nerves of your root canal. This decay can cause intense pain and irreparably damage your tooth.

Our dentists will remove the damaged portion of your tooth, clean it carefully, and fill the cavity with composite (plastic) resin. Using composite resin, rather than traditional silver or amalgam fillings, allows us to retain more of your tooth’s natural structure. We offer subtle porcelain and bold gold inlays so that you can get the look you want. Light therapy helps the filling harden in place. We shape and polish the filling until it feels smooth, just like a natural tooth.
Sometimes fillings do wear down over time. We’ll monitor your fillings during your routine checkups and replace them with new fillings if required.

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Why Choose Coppersmith Dental Centre?

At Coppersmith Dental Centre, we like to make the dental experience as comfortable and easy as it can be. We don’t believe routine checkups should be intimidating, so we create a relaxed, friendly environment for all of our patients. We take the time to get to know you and what you need from us to ensure your needs are met. Our warm neck pillows and paraffin hand treatments will help you stay calm. Diffusers and candles add comforting scents while TVs in our waiting room and treatment rooms keep you entertained during your treatments.
We also use the latest technology, from state-of-the-art iTero digital scanners to online appointments and text message reminders. When you make an appointment with us, we try to schedule you each time with the same dentist or hygienist who knows your history and preferences. Few dental practices in British Columbia combine technology with a personalized, patient-focused approach to dentistry as effectively as we do.

Visiting a dentist on a regular schedule may seem daunting if you’re not used to it, but we make affording your routine checkups and minor procedures, including fillings, easy. If you have insurance, we will bill your provider directly to reduce your copayment. If you don’t have insurance, we have a range of financing options available.

The dental professionals at Coppersmith Dental Centre would love to become your dental clinic of choice for routine checkups and minor procedures. Call us at 604-274-5262 or book an online appointment to schedule your next dental visit.

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