Dundas Dental - Whitby

Composite Fillings in Whitby

Tooth-coloured fillings are a professional and seamless solution for cavity treatment. They effectively prevent further damage, matching the natural colour of your teeth. Experience the long-lasting protection and aesthetic benefits they provide for your oral health.
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Make Teeth Look And Feel Natural Again

Dental fillings are a routine and essential procedure at our office. They effectively repair and restore teeth, preventing the development of painful decay or infections that may necessitate more extensive treatments. Our preferred choice is composite resin fillings, which are carefully colour-matched to your tooth. Unlike metal amalgam fillings, these tooth-coloured resin fillings form a strong bond with the tooth and can effectively fill even smaller spaces, resulting in reduced drilling requirements.

Why Are Fillings So Important?

While the idea of getting a filling may not be exciting, it is crucial to prioritize your dental health. Even if your tooth isn’t currently causing you pain, having a filling is highly recommended. Here’s why:

  1. Stop cavities from worsening: Fillings prevent cavities from growing larger and causing further damage to your tooth structure.
  2. Prevent painful infections or abscesses: By addressing cavities promptly, you can avoid the development of painful infections or abscesses that can significantly impact your oral health.
  3. Restore strength and durability: Cavities weaken your teeth. Fillings effectively restore strength and durability, allowing you to chew and speak without worry.
  4. Long-term cost savings: Investing in fillings now can save you money in the long run. Delaying treatment may lead to more extensive and costly dental procedures down the line.
  5. Reduce sensitivity: Fillings can help reduce sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, enhancing your comfort while enjoying your favourite foods and beverages.
  6. Preserve your natural smile: Fillings enable you to maintain your natural smile for as long as possible, avoiding the need for more invasive treatments that may compromise your dental aesthetics.

Prioritizing fillings ensures the health, function, and beauty of your teeth, providing you with a confident and pain-free oral experience.

How is a cavity filled?

Gentle Freezing

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.

The Cost Of A Filling In Whitby

Fillings are so routine and such a great way to prevent and avoid dental problems that most insurance companies will provide significant coverage for them. With a typical insurance plan, you could expect to pay anywhere from $0 to $100+. If you are without dental insurance, you can expect to pay anywhere from $150 to $400 and up, especially if you require multiple fillings at once.

When we determine the actual cost of your treatment we refer to a few important factors:

  • Your current oral health.
  • How many fillings you need.
  • Where the cavity is located in your mouth.
  • Whether or not any new x-rays are required.
  • The amount of time required by the dental team to meet your specific needs.
  • The equipment and supplies that will be needed to serve all your needs.

Filling cavities promptly is very important to us, as fillings are so effective at preventing more invasive treatments, preventing serious dental pain and keeping you as happy and healthy as possible.

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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

With a normal daily brushing and flossing routine and regularly scheduled cleanings and checkups, your fillings should last well over ten years.
Fillings used to be done with an alloy called ‘dental amalgam’ and had many nicknames such as “silver” and “mercury” fillings. While there is plenty of debate over the safety of amalgam fillings, according to the Canadian Dental Association, scientific studies have not verified that dental amalgam is causing illness in the general population. So if you currently have silver fillings, don’t fear!
There are over-the-counter products available to temporarily fill a cavity or minor tooth damage until you can make it to the dentist but they are not a permanent solution and cannot replace a professional filling. A cavity is permanent tooth damage that must be cleaned, prepared and filled by a dental professional. There are severe risks to letting dental decay continue to worsen. If left untreated, cavities can lead to tooth loss and tooth abscess.
If you are experiencing severe pain that prevents you from eating or sleeping, this is considered a dental emergency and we urge you to call us right away. We can give you advice over the phone and see you as soon as possible. For temporary relief of toothache, apply a cold compress to your face over the painful area. You may be able to take the edge off your pain by taking a pain reliever like acetaminophen (ex. Tylenol) or ibuprofen (ex. Advil). Always follow the advice of your doctor and read the instructions on the bottle when taking any medication. Make a note of what medication, how much and the time it was taken so you can let us know when you come in.

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