At one time, it was not uncommon to see people with noticeable dental work. Silver fillings, gold crowns, metal braces, and plastic-looking dentures were considered normal, and they were a great improvement over painful, unhealthy, unattractive dental problems. However, today’s advanced materials have made noticeable dental work a thing of the past. Modern cosmetic fillings use a resin-based material that can be color matched to blend flawlessly with the surrounding tooth material.
Tooth colored, composite resin fillings provide excellent fracture resistance and durability for correcting small or medium sized cavities. They can withstand the stress and pressure of chewing, and they look just like natural tooth material. This makes composite fillings a good choice for either back or front teeth.
For teeth with extensive decay or damage, a composite filling may not be sufficient. In this case, your dentist will recommend an inlay, onlay, or crown. Inlays and onlays are stronger than fillings, because they are made of porcelain. Crowns are even stronger, and they protect the tooth, because they encase the tooth in a thick layer of porcelain. Your dentist will explain the best solution for your specific situation after a comprehensive examination.
The procedure is rather simple, but it is technique sensitive, so it’s advisable to choose a skilled, experienced dentist such as those at Esquire Dental Centres.
A cosmetic filling can be placed in one appointment, with just a few steps:
If you are looking for a convenient, healthy, beautiful way to restore your smile, visit Esquire Dental Centres at one of our three convenient locations in Pickering, Scarborough, or North York.
An honors graduate from the University of Toronto and NYU college of dentistry, Dr. Amir Awadalla is a highly skilled and well reputed professional in his field who aims to provide his patients with the best quality service by providing patient-centered attention and solutions to fulfill their requirements. His expertise and interests includes cosmetic dentistry and implants, and providing orthodontic services whilst being Invisalign certified. He is a fellow from the International Congress of Oral Implantology
He is also a member of the Ontario Dental Association, the Canadian Dental Association, the Misch International Implant Institute of Canada, and the Toronto Implant Study Club.
An alumnus of the New York University College of Dentistry, Dr. A. Mark Awadalla has focused on cosmetic dentistry, orthodontics, implant dentistry. He is a certified Invisalign provider. He has also studied and graduated from the Misch International Implant Institute of Canada and has earned a fellow from the International Congress of Oral Implantology.
Upon receiving his license to practice from the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario and the National Dental Examining Board of Canada, Dr. Mark Awadalla served his community while actively maintaining membership in: