Make teeth look and feel natural again.
Dental fillings are the most common procedure performed in our office. They repair and restore the tooth and help prevent painful decay or infection that would require more serious work. We use composite resin fillings that are colour matched to your tooth. Unlike amalgam (metal fillings), tooth-coloured composite resin bonds really well with the tooth and is capable of filling much smaller spaces which means less drilling!
Why are fillings so important?
The prospect of getting a filling can feel like a chore for many. You may find yourself putting it off or wondering why you need to have a filling in the first place, especially if your tooth doesn’t hurt (yet). Nonetheless, we strongly recommend you have your cavities filled at your earliest convenience, and here is why:
- Stop cavities from getting bigger.
- Prevent painful infections or abscesses.
- Cavities weaken your tooth. Fillings restore strength and durability.
- They save you money in the long run.
- Reduce sensitivity to hot and cold.
- Preserve your natural smile for as long as possible.
How is a cavity filled?
Before we begin, we will take the time to carefully numb your gums so we can gently freeze the area. People often feel anxious about this step. Freezing will numb your teeth and surrounding area so you barely feel a thing during the procedure.
Filling the Tooth
After we confirm that you’re comfortably frozen, your tooth is carefully cleaned and prepped. An adhesive gel is placed on the affected tooth over which a composite resin (white filling material) will be moulded and sculpted to match your contours or bite.
Curing the Composite
The composite resin material used to fill or bond your tooth is quickly cured and hardened with a special LED light. The doctor will carefully examine your finished tooth and make any required finishing touches before giving it a final polish.
Contact us today
to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
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What Our Patients are Saying
I would highly recommend the Dundas Dental Care clinic. I found all the staff to be very kind and accommodating to make sure that my every need was met.
Excellent dental care, by real people who genuinely CARE about you. I am a new patient, but they make me feel like I've been going there for years. Like most people, going to the dentist is not my favorite thing to do, but I have never felt more welcome and at ease that I do at Dundas Dental. The staff are amazing, and the care is top notch. Highly recommend.
I have been a patient for a year now and have always been welcomed with Sandi's warm smile. The whole office is so warm and welcoming. I've never seen it this way in any other dental practice. I just love the level of professionalism in the office, the knowledge and expertise of both Doctors is amazing. They are so kind and understanding too, and they always educate me about what they're doing and if anything needs to be done. I strongly recommend this practice for anyone looking for quality dental treatment.