Esquire Dental Centres partners with patients of all ages throughout the Pickering, Scarborough, and North York, Ontario area to protect their teeth from decay. When damage is present, our dentists resolve it promptly to prevent further damage that may lead to the loss of the affected tooth. Additionally, we emphasize conservative treatment in addition to proactive treatment.
Nowadays, a filling to repair cavities and other dental restorations may be made from various materials. These materials are designed to closely match the durability, strength, and appearance of healthy, unaltered natural tooth enamel. These options include composite resin.
Composite: The “great imitator”
Dental composites are a blend of plastic (resin) and glass-like materials. Their colour can be perfectly matched to blend in with the colour of the natural tooth that surrounds the filling. They also complement the surrounding, neighbouring teeth. In turn, composite or “white” fillings are indistinguishable from the rest of the natural teeth.
Furthermore, they can be applied conservatively. Conservative techniques to “fill in” cavities generally support the long-term strength of the treated tooth. This is because, by introducing minimal composite, a maximum amount of healthy natural tooth structure is retained for the dental material to “bond” to. So, with good care at home and at one of our offices, your treated tooth should require no future treatment.
You must have sufficient remaining tooth structure to bond to the filling. Accordingly, if you have a large cavity or hole in the tooth’s surface caused by decay, you may be better served with a dental inlay or onlay. These options provide greater coverage for teeth with more extensive damage. We can also use some of these highly durable and attractive restorations to replace old, worn, or failing silver-coloured metal restorations.
Schedule your consultation at Esquire Dental Centres today!
You can relieve the sensitivity and pain caused by dental decay, including cavities. You can also stop the decay process from progressing further.
With composite fillings, we can prevent and restore your smile’s health, function, comfort, and beauty in just one appointment. For more information, phone our office in Pickering, ON, at 416 223-7869 today.