Dental Fillings MississaugaCavities or minor tooth damage can be repaired in a single visit, with fillings from R Dentists in Mississauga. The procedure is a fast and efficient way to stop the spread of decay and restore the tooth’s structure. Depending on the filling material, it can also restore the appearance of your smile.
Types of fillingsWe offer a variety of materials to meet the needs of our patients. Composite resin fillings can be matched to your natural tooth color, for an indiscernible restoration. They are ideal for patients who want a lifelike restoration, as well as those who wish to avoid metal. We also offer amalgam, which is very affordable and durable.
Currently, there is a debate among dental professionals regarding amalgam fillings, due to their mercury content. However, the latest scientific research shows both composite and amalgam to be safe treatment modalities. We stay up to date on the latest discoveries and developments regarding amalgam, and any other issue that may affect our patients.
About the procedureInitially, your dentist will perform an examination to determine if a filling is the best option. Fillings are preferable to crowns, because they allow us to preserve as much tooth structure as possible. However, if the tooth structure is compromised, it may not support a filling. In that case, we will recommend a crown to restore and protect the tooth.
We begin by numbing the area, and then removing diseased tooth material. Once we have verified that all decay had been removed, the cavity is cleaned and sterilized. Filling material is added, shaped, and hardened. Lastly, we smooth and polish the tooth.