West Lake Dental Group - Innisfil

White Fillings in Innisfil

Tooth-colored fillings are used to address cavities, preventing their progression and permanent damage to your tooth. These white fillings are meticulously matched to the shade of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless appearance and a comfortable feel.
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Make Teeth Look And Feel natural Again

In our dental practice, dental fillings are the most frequently conducted procedure. They serve to repair and restore the tooth while preventing the onset of painful decay or infections that might necessitate more extensive treatments. We exclusively employ composite resin fillings, skillfully color-matched to your tooth. Unlike amalgam (metal fillings), tooth-coloured composite resin forms a strong bond with the tooth and can effectively fill smaller spaces, reducing the need for extensive drilling.

Why Are They So Important?

The idea of getting a filling might seem like a hassle to many. You might even be tempted to delay it or question its necessity, especially if your tooth isn’t causing you pain (yet). Nevertheless, we highly advise you to promptly address your cavities, and here’s why:

1. Halt the progression of cavities, preventing them from growing larger.
2. Ward off the potential for painful infections or abscesses.
3. Cavities weaken your tooth, while fillings restore its strength and durability.
4. Fillings are a cost-effective long-term solution.
5. Reduce sensitivity to hot and cold sensations.
6. Preserve your natural smile for as long as possible.

How is a cavity filled?

Gentle Freezing

Prior to commencing the procedure, we will allocate ample time to ensure your comfort by delicately numbing your gums. We understand that some individuals may experience anxiety during this stage. However, rest assured that this numbing process will effectively anesthetize your teeth and the surrounding area, making the procedure virtually painless.

Filling The Tooth

Once we have verified that you are comfortably numb, we proceed by meticulously cleaning and preparing your tooth. We then apply an adhesive gel to the affected tooth, onto which we will skillfully mold and sculpt a composite resin (white filling material) to precisely match the contours and alignment of your tooth.

Curing The Composite

The composite resin material employed to fill or bond your tooth is rapidly solidified and hardened using a specialized LED light. Subsequently, the dentist will thoroughly inspect your completed tooth, making any necessary adjustments or refinements before concluding with a final polishing.

The Cost of a Filling In Innisfil

Dental fillings are a routine and effective way to prevent and address dental issues, and as a result, most insurance providers offer substantial coverage for them. With a typical insurance plan, your out-of-pocket cost can range from $0 to $100 or more. If you do not have dental insurance, you can anticipate paying between $120 to $300 or higher, especially if multiple fillings are necessary at once.

When determining the precise cost of your treatment, several key factors come into play:

1. Your current oral health.
2. The number of fillings required.
3. The location of the cavities in your mouth.
4. Whether new x-rays are needed.
5. The duration of time the dental team needs to cater to your specific requirements.
6. The equipment and supplies essential to address all your dental needs.

Promptly addressing cavities is a priority for us, as fillings are highly effective in preventing more invasive treatments, alleviating severe dental discomfort, and maintaining your overall well-being and satisfaction.

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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.

Frequently Asked Questions

By adhering to a regular daily brushing and flossing regimen, coupled with routine dental cleanings and checkups, you can expect your fillings to endure for a period well beyond ten years.

In the past, fillings were commonly made from a dental alloy known as “dental amalgam,” which often went by nicknames like “silver” or “mercury” fillings. Although there has been extensive discussion regarding the safety of amalgam fillings, the Canadian Dental Association states that scientific research has not established a link between dental amalgam and illness in the general population. Therefore, if you currently have silver fillings, there’s no need for concern!

There are over-the-counter products available to temporarily fill a cavity or minor tooth damage until you can make it to the dentist but they are not a permanent solution and cannot replace a professional filling. A cavity is permanent tooth damage that must be cleaned, prepared and filled by a dental professional. There are severe risks to letting dental decay continue to worsen. If left untreated, cavities can lead to tooth loss and tooth abscess.

If you are enduring intense pain that hinders your ability to eat or sleep, this constitutes a dental emergency, and we strongly encourage you to contact us immediately. We can provide guidance over the phone and arrange to see you as soon as possible. For temporary relief from toothache, you can apply a cold compress to the painful area on your face. Additionally, you may find some relief by taking a pain reliever such as acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) or ibuprofen (e.g., Advil). Always adhere to your doctor’s advice and carefully read the instructions on the medication bottle. Remember to note down the type of medication, the dosage, and the time it was taken so you can inform us when you visit our office.

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