Fillings

Dental fillings restore decayed and damaged teeth. They are a recommended treatment for fractured enamel, teeth worn down by grinding, and similar dental complications. If you experience symptoms like the following, you may need one or more fillings:

  • Toothaches
  • Sensitivity to hot, cold, or sweet foods and beverages
  • Pain when chewing or biting down

A thorough dental examination, accompanied by X-rays, will allow your dentist to determine if you need a filling. If the result is affirmative, it is important to have any cavities filled immediately, as they can lead to infection and dental abscesses.

Common filling materials include:

  • Composite resins: These fillings are chemically bonded to your teeth and matched to your tooth colour, creating a natural appearance
  • RMGI (Resin Modified Glass Ionomer): These tooth-coloured fillings are recommended for the elderly and children because application is both quick and comfortable
  • Gold: Gold fillings are gentle on the gums and can last over 20 years
  • Porcelain: Porcelain fillings are natural in appearance, stain-resistant, and usually cover most of the tooth
  • Amalgam: Durable and affordable, amalgam fillings consist of blended materials that are wear-resistant

Your dentist will recommend a filling type based on the nature and extent of the tooth problem. Other factors taken into account include:

  • Cavity location
  • Biting force at the site
  • Your budget and preferences

Let the expert dental team at Quality Dental Care provide the filling treatment that matches your needs and budget. To schedule a free consultation, contact us today.

Bonding

A broken tooth.
A transparent tube is positioned …
… into which composite material is applied.
This is hardened using a bright light …
… and is shaped as necessary.

Amalgam to Composite

Amalgam fillings in the lower jaw can often be seen when we talk or laugh.
But amalgam fillings can also sometimes be seen in the upper jaw.
These can be unsightly and can also discolour the tooth.
Composite (White) fillings are available to improve this.