Make teeth look and feel natural again.
Dental fillings are the most common procedure performed in our office. They repair and restore the tooth and help prevent painful decay or infection that would require more serious work. We use composite resin fillings that are colour matched to your tooth. Unlike amalgam (metal fillings), tooth-coloured composite resin bonds really well with the tooth and is capable of filling much smaller spaces which means less drilling!
Achieve a Natural Look and Feel for Your Teeth with Composite Fillings.
At our office, dental fillings are the most frequently performed procedure. They serve to repair and restore the affected tooth while also preventing painful decay or infection that may necessitate more extensive treatment. We utilize colour-matched composite resin fillings, which bond exceptionally well with the tooth and are capable of filling smaller spaces, resulting in less drilling. Unlike amalgam (metal fillings), these tooth-coloured composite resin fillings closely match the natural appearance of your teeth.
How is a Cavity Filled?
We will ensure that your comfort is our top priority by taking the necessary time to gently numb your gums before starting the procedure. It is common for people to feel anxious about this step; however, the freezing technique will desensitize your teeth and the surrounding area, allowing you to feel minimal to no discomfort during the procedure
Filling the Tooth
Once we have confirmed that you are comfortably numb, we will carefully clean and prepare the affected tooth. An adhesive gel will be applied to the tooth, serving as a foundation for the composite resin material (white filling material) that will be molded and sculpted to conform to your bite and contours.
Curing the Composite
The composite resin material used to fill or bond your tooth is promptly hardened with a specialized LED light. Once cured, the dentist will thoroughly inspect the treated tooth and make any necessary adjustments before giving it a final polish.
The Price of a Filling in Breslau
Fillings are a common and effective means of preventing dental problems and are so routine that most insurance companies provide significant coverage for them. For a typical insurance plan, the cost of a filling may range from $0 to $100+. In the absence of dental insurance, the cost may range from $120 to $300 or more, particularly if multiple fillings are necessary.
When determining the actual cost of your treatment, we take into account several critical factors, including your current oral health, the number of fillings required, the location of the cavities in your mouth, whether or not any new x-rays are necessary, the amount of time required by the dental team to meet your specific needs, and the equipment and supplies required to serve all of your requirements.
Promptly filling cavities is of utmost importance to us since fillings are so effective at preventing more invasive treatments, averting serious dental pain, and keeping you as happy and healthy as possible.
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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.
Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
Frequently Asked Questions
By following a typical daily oral hygiene regimen of brushing and flossing, coupled with routine checkups and cleanings, your fillings should remain intact for more than a decade.
Previously, fillings were performed using a dental alloy known as “dental amalgam” which was referred to by several monikers, including “silver” and “mercury” fillings. Although the safety of amalgam fillings remains a topic of debate, the Canadian Dental Association affirms that scientific research has not substantiated any claims that dental amalgam is causing illness among the general population. Therefore, if you currently possess silver fillings, there is no need for alarm!
If you are experiencing severe pain that is impeding your ability to eat or sleep, this is classified as a dental emergency, and we strongly advise you to contact us immediately. We can provide you with guidance over the phone and schedule an appointment as soon as possible. For temporary relief of toothache, you can apply a cold compress to the affected area of your face. You may also be able to alleviate your discomfort by taking a pain reliever such as acetaminophen (e.g., Tylenol) or ibuprofen (e.g., Advil). It is essential to adhere to your physician’s advice and read the instructions on the medication bottle before consuming any medication. When you arrive, please take note of the medication, quantity, and time it was consumed so that you can inform us.
While there are over-the-counter products available that can temporarily fill minor tooth damage or cavities, they are not a permanent solution and cannot replace a professional filling. Cavities are permanent tooth damage that must be treated by a dental professional through cleaning, preparation, and filling. There are significant risks associated with allowing dental decay to progress. If left untreated, cavities can lead to tooth abscesses and tooth loss.
Our family has been going to the Breslau Dental Group for the last 3 years. All of the staff are friendly, professional and courteous. Some of the hygienists even work to get you laughing while they're working. Insurance payments are a breeze. Highly recommend.
With Breslau Dental Group for >2yrs now. Very satisfied with the level of dental care. Furthermore, personnel are all friendly and intelligent and are taking extra care in the challenging times of the pandemic to make clients feel safe and welcome. Would definitely recommend to a family member or a friend.
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