Part of your routine dental check-up is seeing whether your teeth have cavities. When the tooth enamel is already damaged by cavities, we remove the decayed portion and replace them with dental fillings. However, fillings can also be used to repair a cracked or slightly fractured tooth in order to preserve it.
This restorative procedure is completely painless as we apply a local anesthetic to the treated tooth. After removing the decayed part, we clean the tooth and may apply composite or glass ionomer materials to protect the nerve. The last part involves polishing for a smooth finish.
Today, different filling materials are classified into:
- Metals, such as gold, alloy and silver amalgam
- Tooth-coloured fillings, such as porcelain or composite
- Fillings with a glass component, such as glass ionomer
To fight cavities and strengthen your teeth, we use quality dental fillings. Call our office at (416) 966-3368 today to book an appointment for your oral check-up.