We use high-quality composite-resin fillings to treat cavities and dental carries, and to match the natural colour of your current teeth. Rather than using traditional silver amalgam fillings, we prefer to provide our patients with a more healthy and durable solution to cavities, that make your teeth look great, and protect them from damage and decay just as effectively.
Composite resin dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance and strength of natural teeth. They were first mostly used on the front teeth where a natural appearance was considered most important, but have quite recently been the choice filling compound for treating molar issues as well.
Composite fillings are much easier to repair, reduce tooth sensitivity, require less drilling, and bond much easier to your existing teeth. With composite fillings, there’s less of a chance that cavities will return, and they help reduce the evasiveness of treating cavities and tooth decay.
When Are Fillings Used?
There are various reasons fillings are required. They include:
- to treat cavities and dental carries
- to repair chips and cracks in the teeth
- to rebuild the structure of the tooth to effective conditions
- to replace current silver amalgam fillings
- to enhance the appearance of dental veneers
- temporary filling for root canals treatments
Treating Cavities and Tooth Decay
Before your treatment begins, we’ll discuss with you all of your options and how we’ll be treating your cavities. In preparation for this discussion we’ll explain the two basic types of dental fillings, namely direct and indirect fillings.
- Direct fillings are fillings placed into a prepared cavity in a single visit. We prepare the tooth, place the filling, and adjust it in one appointment
- Indirect fillings generally require two or more visits. They include inlays, on-lays, and veneers. They are used when a tooth has too much damage to support a filling but not enough to necessitate a crown
For indirect fillings, we prepare your tooth and makes an impression of the area to be restored during the first visit. We then place a temporary covering over the prepared tooth with the impressions being sent to our dental laboratory. There, the dental restoration is created and during your next appointment, we cement the restoration into the prepared cavity and adjusts it as needed.
What this video where Dr. Pio Modi explains our advanced cavity and decay detection process
Get In Touch With Us
If you feel it’s time for a checkup to make sure cavities aren’t developing, and you’re not experiencing any tooth decay, we are here to help. Feel free to call our dental office today 519-720-9119 to set up an appointment and to speak with one of our dental technicians who will answer your questions.