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 decay or infection that could lead to more extensive treatments. We use composite resin fillings that are carefully colour-matched to your natural tooth shade. Unlike amalgam (metal fillings), these tooth-coloured fillings provide an excellent bond with your tooth, resulting in a seamless restoration. Moreover, composite resin can efficiently fill even the tiniest spaces, minimizing the amount of drilling required. This means less discomfort for you during the procedure. We prioritize your comfort and strive to provide the best dental solutions tailored to your needs.
Why Are Fillings So Important?
We strongly recommend you have your cavities filled at your earliest convenience, and here is why:
- Cavities weaken your tooth, but fillings effectively restore its strength and durability, allowing you to chew and bite with confidence.
- Prevent the need for more complex and expensive dental procedures that may become necessary if cavities are left untreated.
- Fillings help reduce sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages without discomfort.
- Preserve your natural smile for as long as possible.
The bonding and white fillings process
Composite fillings and bonding are safe, affordable, look great and can be completed in just one appointment.
Here’s how it’s done:
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 teeth nerves, as well as your gums and surrounding skin to avoid feeling unnecessary pain during the procedure.
Filling the tooth
Once you’re comfortable, your tooth is carefully cleaned and prepped. An adhesive gel is placed on the affected tooth over which a composite resin will be moulded and sculpted to restore the function and beauty of your smile.
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 polishing it up for a fresh new smile.
The cost of a filling in Markham
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 $120 to $300 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.
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.
Frequently Asked Questions
With a normal daily brushing and flossing routine and regularly scheduled cleaning and checkups, your fillings or bonding can last for over ten years.
We match the white filling to your natural tooth colour. They are virtually unnoticeable. Sometimes, even we have to take a closer look!
Absolutely! Composite resin is safe and effective and will ensure a healthier happier smile. We use composite resin for all our dental fillings because it is, by far, the best material for us to work with and for you to benefit from.
Care for your bonded and filled teeth the same way you care for your natural teeth. We recommend brushing and flossing twice a day and regular checkups and cleanings.