We’ve missed you here Esquire Dental Centres ; Welcome back!

All of us here hope that you and your family have weathered the Covid-19 crisis. As we have opened our doors, we want to give you some insight into how we prepared for the return.

In addition to our regular stringent infection control protocols we have added enhanced infection control procedures:
  1. Increased sanitization of frequently touched surfaces
  2. Reduced flow of patients through the office
  3. Hand sanitizer and mask use for patients
  4. High CFM HEPA filtration system to improve air quality.
  5. Reception plexiglass barriers
  6. Physical distancing office modifications
Please be safe!
Dr. Awadalla and Team

Why amalgam fillings are absent from our North York and other offices

Treatment for cavities has remained consistent for the past century and a half, with dentists filling small and larger areas of damage with materials such as gold and dental amalgam. Amalgam was first developed to give consumers a more affordable solution to tooth decay. While gold was and still is used in many dental offices, the standard for more than 100 years has been to repair teeth with dental amalgam.

Dr. Amir Awadalla at Esquire Dental Center, Providing Amalgam Fillings

Amalgam fillings may remain one of the most common forms of treatment both in North York and far beyond. At Esquire Dental Centres, however, we believe that our patients get the most benefit from tooth coloured fillings from custom-shaded composite resin material.

Composite resin has been used by dentists around the world for several decades. This dental material is a combination of powdered glass and resin, and, due to its natural appearance, has been included in cosmetic treatment for years. With composite resin, dentists can repair small areas of damage such as cracks or chips. In the dental bonding procedure, small gaps may be closed and a tooth can even be reshaped or resized to perfection.

Tooth-coloured fillings are designed with aesthetics in mind. Due to the natural appearance of composites, all evidence of tooth decay is wiped away. Aside from aesthetics, patients appreciate a number of other aspects of composite resin fillings:

  • Composite resin dental fillings are hardened right away due to curing with a special light. Amalgams, on the other hand, take a few days.
  • Using composite resin, the cavity repair process is more conservative due to a decreased need to remove natural tooth structure. When more tooth structure is present, there is longevity in the results.
  • The way composite fillings are affixed in a tooth is entirely different from amalgam fillings. Amalgams are held in place through structural mechanics, requiring extensive alteration of the tooth. Composites, on the other hand, are bonded to the tooth, creating a durable and long lasting restoration.
  • If a composite resin filling is at some point damaged, repair, rather than replacement, can be done.

We believe in giving our patients the very best healthy, attractive smile. Learn more about tooth-coloured fillings in your visit to one of our friendly offices.


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Dr. Amir Awadalla

Dr. Amir Awadalla

Dr. Mark Awadalla

Dr. Mark Awadalla

Dr. Ashraf Awadalla

Dr. Ashraf Awadalla

We are incredibly proud of our Esquire Dental Centres staff. We are here to help our patients appreciate everything about their smiles. Our priority is your satisfaction and trust in our abilities and knowledge. We have professionals in every discipline of dentistry who genuinely care about our patients. Our committed team of physicians comprises Dr. Ashraf Awadalla, Dr. Amir Awadalla, and Dr. Mark Awadalla. They are highly skilled and experienced dentists who are members of many professional organisations. They are here to help you with all your oral health needs in a friendly and comfortable setting.