Barton Dental - Hamilton

Composite Fillings in Hamilton

Dental fillings prevent cavities from worsening and damaging teeth. White fillings blend with natural tooth color for a seamless look and feel.
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Restore the Natural Look and Feel of Teeth

At our office, dental fillings are the most commonly performed procedure, repairing and restoring teeth while preventing painful decay or infection. We opt for colour-matched composite resin fillings instead of metal amalgam fillings, as they bond well with teeth and can fill smaller spaces, requiring less drilling. This ensures a more natural look and feel to your teeth while maintaining their strength and function. Our goal is to provide quality dental care that is minimally invasive, comfortable, and effective.

What makes fillings essential?

Many people may view getting a tooth filling as a tedious task, often postponing it, especially when there is no discomfort yet. However, we highly advise that you address any cavities as soon as possible to maintain your dental health. Here’s why:

  • Cavities can worsen if left untreated; filling them early can stop them from getting bigger.
  • Tooth decay can lead to painful infections or abscesses; filling the cavities can prevent this.
  • Cavities can weaken your tooth, making it more susceptible to damage; fillings can restore strength and durability.
  • Getting cavities filled is more cost-effective in the long run as it prevents the need for costly dental procedures.
  • Tooth fillings can reduce sensitivity to hot and cold, providing greater comfort.
  • Filling cavities helps preserve your natural smile for as long as possible.

In summary, addressing tooth fillings promptly is crucial for maintaining your dental health and preventing more significant issues down the line.

What is the process of filling a cavity?

Gentle Freezing

Prior to starting the cavity filling procedure, we take the necessary time to numb your gums carefully. We understand that some people may feel anxious about this step; however, the numbing process is crucial to ensure a painless experience. By gently freezing the area around your tooth, your teeth and the surrounding area become numb, minimizing discomfort during the procedure.

Filling the tooth

Once we have ensured that the numbing process is comfortable, we proceed to carefully clean and prepare your tooth. We then apply an adhesive gel to the affected tooth and mold and sculpt a composite resin (white filling material) to match your tooth’s contours and bite.

Curing the Composite

The composite resin material used to fill or bond your tooth is cured and hardened with a special LED light, which quickly sets the material. Afterward, the dentist examines your tooth carefully and makes any necessary finishing touches before giving it a final polish for a natural and seamless look.

What is the Cost of a Dental Filling in Hamilton?

Dental fillings are a routine and effective way to prevent dental problems, and as such, most insurance companies provide coverage for them. With a typical insurance plan, the cost can range from $0 to $100+. However, without dental insurance, expect to pay anywhere from $120 to $300 or more, particularly if multiple tooth fillings are required simultaneously.

When determining the actual cost of your treatment, we take into account several important factors such as your current oral health, the number of dental fillings required, the location of the cavity in your mouth, whether new x-rays are required, the amount of time needed by our dental team to meet your specific needs, and the equipment and supplies necessary to serve all your requirements.

Promptly filling cavities is vital to us since fillings can prevent more invasive treatments, serious dental pain, and ensure your overall health and well-being.

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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Composite fillings, also known as tooth-colored fillings, are made from a combination of plastic and glass materials. They are designed to blend in with the natural color of your teeth, providing a more aesthetically pleasing appearance compared to traditional metal fillings. Traditional fillings are made from a mixture of metals, including mercury, silver, tin, and copper.

Yes, composite fillings are safe. They are made from materials that are biocompatible, which means they are well-tolerated by the body. In fact, composite fillings are often preferred by patients over traditional amalgam fillings because they do not contain mercury.

With proper care and maintenance, composite fillings can last up to 10 years or longer. It is important to visit your dentist regularly for check-ups and cleanings to ensure that your fillings are in good condition and to catch any potential issues early on.

The process of getting a composite filling is generally not painful. Your dentist will numb the area with a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the procedure. After the filling is placed, you may experience some sensitivity, but this should subside within a few days.

Composite fillings can be used on most teeth, but they are not suitable for all situations. For example, if a tooth has extensive decay or damage, a composite filling may not be strong enough to support it. Your dentist will be able to determine if a composite filling is the right option for your specific situation.

Many dental insurance plans cover the cost of composite fillings, but coverage varies depending on your specific plan. It is best to check with your insurance provider to determine your coverage and any out-of-pocket costs that you may be responsible for.

Composite fillings should be cared for in the same way as natural teeth, with regular brushing and flossing. Patients should also attend regular checkups with their dentist to ensure that the filling is intact and functioning properly.

The process of getting a composite filling typically takes around 30 to 60 minutes per tooth, depending on the size and location of the cavity. Patients should plan to spend a few hours at the dental practice for the entire procedure, including time for numbing and preparation.

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Composite Fillings

Lucie Johnstone

I went in for 2 root canals and it was not what I expected. It went so well and I had no pain during or after. Plus, I had 3 fillings done. They did it in an amazing amount of time. Barton Dental is so calming and the people are amazing. Thank you for making my experience a good one.

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