The importance of filling your cavities
Putting off cavity treatment can be detrimental to your oral health, and can cause lasting, sometimes irreversible damage to your teeth. If you have a tooth that’s broken, is showing signs of decay, or perhaps you have an old dental filling in need of replacement, we’re here to assist. We use tooth-coloured (composite) dental fillings that are discreet, and designed to blend in with your natural teeth.
What to expect when you come in for a dental filling
To ensure you’re comfortable, we typically administer a local anesthetic, also known as freezing or numbing to the work area.
Dental fillings usually last for a number of years before they need to be replaced. The wear and tear of your dental filling succumb over time to chewing. In addition, if you suffer from clenching or grinding of your teeth, your dental fillings may have to be replaced at a much earlier stage. Protect your dental fillings by maintaining good oral care. If a filling is broken, contact us immediately to have it repaired. Chewing with a broken dental filling can cause detrimental damage and require additional repair.
White (composite) fillings are resin-based. Although the metal fillings have had a long and reliable track record, the new white fillings are almost as strong and definitely much more attractive. While we don’t recommend prophylactically replacing healthy old metal (amalgam) fillings, any teeth needing new fillings, will receive a new white filling at our clinic.
If you are experiencing tooth pain, your cavities will be filled with resin-based fillings. Have questions? Contact us at 416-494-7878.