Fillings

 

At Safavi Dental Clinic in Pickering, we understand that there are many things that can affect your oral health. A tooth can sustain damage over time due to things such as wear or decay, but there can also be a sudden impact which requires a filling for assistance.

 

A dental filling is designed to substitute a missing part of the tooth which is caused by decay or other types of damage. These other kinds of damage can include, but are not limited to, erosion, and mechanical damage such as fractures, chippings, or abrasion. The procedure itself involves our Pickering dentists “prepping” the tooth in order to make enough space to pack the filling material in. This may involve reducing parts of the tooth since the prepping stage can also involve removing decay or damaged tooth material as necessary.

 

One style of filling available is tooth-coloured fillings, which are also known as composite fillings. These are made out of a resin that can be bonded to your teeth and recoloured to more closely match the natural colouration of your teeth than metallic alternatives. Composite fillings can often be applied in a single appointment. It is important to note that while amalgam-free fillings can be customized to resemble the natural colour of your teeth, it is unlikely that the colour will fade at the same rate.

 

Our Pickering dentist may recommend the use of traditional amalgam fillings in certain situations. Some patients may be hesitant due to the composition of amalgam fillings, but they are safe to use in most situations, with the key exception being individual medical conditions. Ask our dentists about which type of filling may be most suitable for you.

 

To book an appointment or to request more information about the considerations of receiving a filling, contact Safavi Dental Clinic today. Alternatively, you can request an appointment online. Our clinic is open Monday to Friday to offer you a convenient way to service your oral health.

 

Last Updated On 2019-08-23