Composite Fillings

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Composite Fillings in Niagara Falls

Tooth-coloured fillings blend in naturally with your smile

Getting a tooth filled is the most common procedure performed in a dental practice. Fillings repair and restore your tooth and help prevent infection or painful decay that would lead to more serious and expensive dental work. Composite fillings match your tooth colour and look natural.

White fillings vs metal fillings.

Composite fillings are safe, affordable, look great and can be completed in just one appointment.

We use composite which closely matches your natural tooth colour to leave your smile looking and feeling natural. Metal “amalgam” fillings are out-dated and no longer used by most dental practices. With composite, we can seal much smaller cavities, which means we don’t need to drill as much to prepare your tooth. Composite fillings last much longer than amalgam. With proper care, your filling can last ten years or more.

Here’s how it’s done:

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Gentle Freezing

Before we begin, we will take the time to carefully numb your gums so we can gently freeze the area. People often feel anxious about this step. Freezing will numb your teeth and teeth nerves, as well as your gums and surrounding skin to avoid feeling unnecessary pain during the procedure.

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Filling the tooth

Once you’re comfortable, your tooth is carefully cleaned and prepped. An adhesive gel is placed on the affected tooth over which a composite resin will be moulded and sculpted to restore the function and beauty of your smile.

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Curing the Composite

The composite resin material used to fill or bond your tooth is quickly cured and hardened with a special LED light. The doctor will carefully examine your finished tooth and make any required finishing touches before polishing it up for a fresh new smile.

What's Dental Bonding?

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Repairing small cracks and chips

Dental composite resin is so versatile that it can be used to repair small cracks and chipped teeth. When the composite is sculpted and moulded to restore teeth in this manner, it is referred to as dental bonding.

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Reshaping misshapen teeth

Bonding can also be used to reshape teeth for your comfort and to enhance your smile. For minor cosmetic changes, bonding may be an available alternative to veneers.

Frequently Asked Questions

With a normal daily brushing and flossing routine and regularly scheduled cleaning and checkups, your fillings or bonding can last for over ten years.

We match the white filling to your natural tooth colour. They are virtually unnoticeable. Sometimes, even we have to take a closer look!

Absolutely! Composite resin is safe and effective and will ensure a healthier happier smile. We use composite resin for all our dental fillings because it is, by far, the best material for us to work with and for you to benefit from.

You must talk to your insurance provider to find out what’s covered on your private insurance plan. If you would like, we can provide you with a quote to submit to your insurance provider to get an accurate estimate of any possible out of pocket costs.

Care for your bonded and filled teeth the same way you care for your natural teeth. We recommend brushing and flossing twice a day and regular checkups and cleanings.

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