Renew the Natural Appearance and Sensation of Teeth.
Our office specializes in dental fillings, a common procedure that repairs and restores teeth while preventing painful decay or infection. Rather than metal amalgam fillings, we prefer to use colour-matched composite resin fillings that bond well with teeth and require minimal drilling. This approach ensures that your teeth maintain a natural look and feel while retaining their strength and function. Our goal is to deliver high-quality dental care that is minimally invasive, comfortable, and effective.
Why are Fillings considered Essential for Dental health?
Many people may view getting a tooth filling as a tedious task, often postponing it, especially when there is no discomfort yet. However, we highly advise that you address any cavities as soon as possible to maintain your dental health. Here’s why:
- Delaying filling of cavities can lead to a worsening of the condition.
- Untreated cavities can cause painful infections or abscesses; filling them can prevent this.
- Cavities can weaken your tooth, making it more vulnerable to damage; fillings can restore strength and durability.
- Filling cavities is cost-effective as it prevents the need for expensive dental procedures in the future.
- Fillings can reduce tooth sensitivity and improve overall comfort.
- The prompt filling of cavities helps maintain a natural-looking smile.
In short, it is essential to address tooth fillings promptly to maintain dental health and prevent more severe issues from occurring.
What Does the Procedure of Filling a Cavity Involve?
Before commencing the cavity filling procedure, we ensure that your gums are carefully numbed. We recognize that some individuals may feel uneasy about this aspect; however, it is a critical step in ensuring a pain-free experience. By gently numbing the surrounding area of your tooth, your teeth and gums become desensitized, reducing any discomfort you may feel during the procedure.
Filling the tooth
After confirming that you are comfortably numbed, we meticulously clean and prepare your tooth. Subsequently, an adhesive gel is applied to the affected tooth, and a composite resin (white filling material) is molded and sculpted to conform to the bite and contours of your tooth.
Curing the Composite
The composite resin material used to fill or bond your tooth is rapidly hardened using a specialized LED light, which efficiently sets the material in place. Subsequently, the dentist thoroughly inspects your tooth and makes any necessary final touches before giving it a final polish for a natural and seamless look.
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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.
Frequently Asked Questions
The lifespan of composite fillings varies depending on factors such as oral hygiene and the location and size of the filling, but they can last up to 10 years or more with proper care.
Yes, composite fillings can stain over time from factors such as food and drink. However, regular dental cleanings and proper oral hygiene can help prevent staining.
Composite fillings may be more expensive than some other types of fillings such as amalgam (metal) fillings, but they offer a more natural appearance and are often preferred by patients.
The process of getting a composite filling involves numbing the area to prevent pain or discomfort during the procedure. Some patients may experience mild sensitivity after the procedure, but this typically subsides within a few days.
It is recommended to wait at least two hours after getting a composite filling before eating or drinking to allow the filling to set properly.