Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings in Mississauga, ON.

If you have a cavity that’s not too deep, our dentist may recommend getting dental fillings to stop further decay, as well as restore the aesthetic and function of your tooth. During a dental filling procedure, our dentist removes the signs of caries from your tooth and replaces the infected tooth material with a dental filling. A patient may choose from several materials—including silver, gold, porcelain, and composite resin.

Our dentist in Mississauga, ON. will guide you when deciding which material to choose. You should select a dental filling that meets your needs and matches your lifestyle. For instance, if you’re keen on ensuring discretion, it’s best to choose tooth-colored dental fillings that will not draw attention.

Choosing Your Dental Fillings

Different tooth fillings come with their set of pros and cons. It’s essential to consider the benefits and drawbacks of each case before making your decision.

Gold Fillings

Gold fillings are strong and durable and are ideal for patients who don’t mind colored dental fillings.

Silver or Amalgam Fillings

Silver fillings are also long-lasting and tend to be less expensive than composite fillings. On the downside, they don’t blend well with your teeth’s natural color and as such may not be aesthetically pleasing to a patient.

Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are versatile—they can treat decayed and chipped teeth. Tooth-colored composite fillings are discreet and aesthetically pleasing. Since they are usually bonded to the teeth, composite fillings strengthen the tooth structure, thus preventing future cracking and fracturing.

Porcelain Fillings

Porcelain fillings resist stains well and are also highly durable.

During your appointment at Pearl Dental Care, we’ll consider the following before making recommendations on dental fillings:

  • The amount or extent of repair required.
  • Your allergies to specific materials, if any.
  • The location of your affected tooth—is it an anterior or back tooth?
  • Your budget

What to Expect from Your Dental Fillings Appointment

In many cases, you don’t require dental crowns after getting dental fillings. However, depending on the extent of your decay or fracturing, our dentist in Mississauga, ON. may recommend crowns to protect and strengthen your teeth.

Dental fillings are relatively painless. Pearl Dental Care provides various anesthesia options to ensure your comfort during the procedure.

Dental fillings aren’t the same as root canal treatments. In root canal treatments, decay has progressed to the roots, in which case the root canals must be cleaned out and desensitized. With tooth fillings, the tooth remains alive and sensitive to heat and cold.

If you have any questions regarding dental fillings or want to book an appointment, call Pearl Dental Care today.

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