Dental Fillings Toronto
Composite Dental Fillings
The Clear Alternative to Traditional Mercury Fillings
Nearly everyone gets cavities and will eventually need a filling, no matter how well they brush and floss. Genetics, diet, environment, and other risk factors all contribute to tooth decay– which over 95% of Canadians will experience at some point in their life. If you’re looking for a fix for cavities, consider a composite filling at our Annex dental office.
At Annex Dentistry, our philosophy focuses on reducing the damage done by tooth decay through early detection, and quick follow up with a safe, minimally invasive tooth colored composite filling. Minimally invasive techniques save more tooth structure than traditional fillings.
Do You Need a Composite Filling?
Our composite fillings are a mix of plastic and ceramic that mimics tooth color and texture. When a patient comes to us with tooth decay, we extract the decay leaving a cavity. The natural feel of your tooth is quickly restored when we fill your teeth with composite material. Composite fillings aren’t obvious and they look natural. Our professionals ensure that you have the best possible procedure with a dental filling that’s identical to your tooth.
At Annex Dentistry in Toronto, our approach to composite fillings is simple. We use the latest digital x-ray and diagnostic technologies, as well as years of experience to help you understand the health of your teeth. We’ll talk with you about:
- The tooth decay on any portion of your teeth
- The state of your current old-fashioned, mercury (silver) fillings
- Risk factors that predispose you to tooth decay
- And your desire to maintain a natural, white, and healthy smile for a lifetime
You’ll learn more about the advantages of composite fillings, as well as our process for removing decay, improving the health of your teeth, and restoring your smile. Additionally, we may recommend alternative treatments like crowns, inlays, or onlays, which may be the only option in cases of serious and extensive decay.
Is Composite Filling the Only Choice You’ve Got?
Composite fillings are only one type of dental fillings. Other types include amalgam, gold inlays and onlays, and porcelain inlays. These are all used to replace parts of the tooth that aren’t there anymore due to different reasons, from tooth decay, accidental damage, natural loss caused by aging, or lifestyle changes. Composite fillings are a great choice mainly because they look just like your natural tooth. Our professionals will create a match for your dentition so you don’t have to worry about your composite filling being noticeable. We offer a solution for your tooth that is functional and gets it back to its natural state. Your comfort is our top priority, so discretion and a natural result are what we will focus on. Our other options available will be discussed with you only based on your needs and we assess them based on each particular case. Regardless of what procedure you opt for, we can assure you it will be the best choice for you and your particular situation, and our team of professionals is ready to talk to you through every step of the process and ensure you are satisfied with your decision.
At Annex Dentistry, we offer high-tech dental care that will maximize your comfort and provide minimally invasive treatments with amazing results.
When restoring your teeth using composite fillings, here’s what you can expect:
We’ll remove tooth decay and clean the tooth surface, leaving as much healthy tooth structure intact as possible.
We’ll build up layers of composite filling material onto the tooth surface, each layer hardened or cured with incredibly intense beams of light. After several layers of filling material are in place and fully hardened, we’ll shape and polish the surface of the filling to match your bite and make sure it’s a perfect fit.
When done with the care and attention to detail that Annex Dentistry is known for, your new composite filling will be essentially invisible and feel completely natural.