Restore The Natural Look And Feel Of Your Teeth.
At our office, dental fillings are the most frequently performed procedure. They effectively repair and restore teeth while also preventing painful decay or infection that may necessitate more extensive treatments. We utilize colour-matched composite resin fillings, which have significant advantages over traditional metal (amalgam) fillings. Tooth-coloured composite resin forms a strong bond with the tooth and can fill even tiny spaces, resulting in minimal drilling requirements.
What Makes Fillings Crucial For Dental Care?
While getting a filling may seem like a hassle to some, it is crucial not to delay or question its necessity, even if your tooth isn’t causing pain (yet). Here are compelling reasons why we strongly advise you to have your cavities filled without delay:
- Halt the growth of cavities, preventing them from worsening.
- Safeguard against painful infections or abscesses.
- Fillings restore strength and durability to weakened teeth.
- Long-term cost savings by addressing the issue promptly.
- Decrease sensitivity to hot and cold sensations.
- Preserve your natural smile for as long as possible.
How Is A Cavity Filled?
Before we begin, we’ll numb your gums to gently freeze the area. This step may cause some anxiety in some patients, but the anesthesia will ensure you feel little to no discomfort during the procedure.
Filling the Tooth
Once we ensure that you are comfortably numb, we proceed by meticulously cleaning and preparing your tooth. An adhesive gel is then applied to the affected tooth, serving as a foundation for the application of composite resin (white filling material). The resin is skillfully moulded and sculpted to match the contours and bite of your tooth.
Curing the Composite
To solidify and strengthen the composite resin used for filling or bonding your tooth, a special LED light is used to rapidly cure and harden the material. Subsequently, the dentist thoroughly inspects the treated tooth, making any necessary adjustments, and concludes the process by providing a final polish for a refined appearance.
The Cost Of A Filling In Ajax
Fillings are considered routine and highly effective in preventing dental issues, leading to significant coverage from most insurance companies. With typical insurance plans, costs can range from $0 to $100+ for fillings. For individuals without dental insurance, expenses can vary from $120 to $300 and beyond, particularly for multiple fillings.
When determining the precise cost of your treatment, several crucial factors are taken into account:
- Your current oral health.
- Number of fillings required.
- Location of the cavity in your mouth.
- Necessity for new x-rays.
- Time needed by the dental team to cater to your specific needs.
- Equipment and supplies necessary for comprehensive care.
Promptly addressing cavities is of utmost importance to us as fillings are highly effective in preventing more invasive treatments, minimizing dental pain, and promoting your overall happiness and well-being.
Get In Touch With Us Today
to arrange an initial consultation & exam.
During your consultation, we will comprehensively examine your teeth, gums, and soft tissues, as well as assess the shape and condition of your bite. Our goal is to evaluate the overall appearance and functionality of your entire mouth. Before devising a treatment plan, we strive to gather comprehensive information about your oral health, aesthetics, and most importantly, your desired outcomes. By understanding your goals, we can effectively assist you in achieving them.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unlike traditional amalgam (metal) fillings, composite fillings are designed to match the natural colour of your teeth, providing a more aesthetically pleasing result. They also bond directly to the tooth structure, which can help preserve more of the natural tooth.
Yes, composite fillings are quite durable and can withstand normal biting and chewing forces.
The lifespan of composite fillings can vary depending on factors such as the size and location of the filling, your oral hygiene habits, and your biting forces. On average, composite fillings can last 10 years and even longer with proper care.
Yes, composite fillings are considered safe for dental use. They are free from mercury, which is a concern with amalgam fillings. Composite fillings have been extensively studied and used in dentistry for many years.