Dental Fillings in Downtown Toronto

The unfortunate truth is that cavities are one of the most common problems we see at Rusholme Family Dentistry. The good news is, it is a fairly small problem and can easily be treated with dental fillings in Downtown Toronto. Most people will have received at least one filling by the time they reach adulthood, but in most cases, this restorative treatment is very effective at fully restoring the function to a tooth after it has been affected with decay and is hardly noticeable.

What are Dental Fillings?

A dental filling, is a common treatment in restorative dentistry that is recommended when a tooth has developed some decay. If it is in its early stages, and the decay has not advanced, it can fairly easily be removed. The lost tooth structure is then replaced with a dental filling that literally fills in the space. Fillings can be made from several different materials. Your family dentist near Little Italy will select one based on your personal needs, the location of the affected tooth, and your budget. Common materials include amalgam, gold, and composite resin.

How are Dental Fillings Placed?

Tooth Fillings near you, can be placed in just one visit to our Downtown Toronto dentist, in an appointment that lasts about an hour. Cavities are usually detected during a routine exam and can sometimes be treated in the same visit, but our dentist, will most likely want to schedule another visit to Rusholme Family Dentistry to have the filling placed.

To begin the procedure, our dentist will first remove the decay from the tooth. Once all traces of decay have been removed, the tooth will be cleaned thoroughly before the dental filling material is placed. Composite resin is a popular material used for dental fillings because it can be colored to match the surrounding teeth, creating an inconspicuous restoration. The material will be placed in layers, with each layer being hardened with a special conditioning light. Applying the filling in this way helps to strengthen it. Your dentist will finish up the application by shaping the filling to the appropriate shape and size to fit with your bite, then polishing it. You will be able to use the tooth as normal following the procedure after any anesthetic has worn off.

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