Make Your Smile Look And Feel Natural Again
At our dental office, dental fillings are a routine and popular procedure that effectively repairs and restores teeth while preventing further decay or infection, and we exclusively use tooth-coloured composite resin fillings that perfectly match the natural colour of your teeth and provide better bonding and durability than traditional metal amalgam fillings, requiring minimal drilling and preserving more of the natural tooth structure.
What makes fillings so important?
For many people, the thought of getting a dental filling can be daunting and may even lead them to procrastinate or question the necessity of the procedure, especially if they don’t experience any pain in their teeth. However, we highly advise that you prioritize getting your cavities filled as soon as possible, as delaying treatment can lead to more significant damage, discomfort, and cost down the road.
-By filling cavities early on, you can prevent them from growing larger and causing more severe damage to your teeth.
-Fillings can help prevent painful infections or abscesses from developing as a result of untreated cavities.
-Cavities can weaken your teeth, but fillings restore their strength and durability, helping to avoid the need for more invasive and expensive dental treatments in the future.
-Getting fillings in a timely manner can save you money in the long run by avoiding more extensive and costly dental work.
-Fillings also help reduce sensitivity to hot and cold, making eating and drinking more comfortable.
-Additionally, fillings can help preserve your natural smile by preventing further decay and damage to your teeth, allowing you to maintain healthy teeth for as long as possible.
What happens at a Filling Appointment?
To ensure your comfort during the procedure, we will begin by carefully numbing your gums with a local anesthetic, which may initially cause some anxiety for some people, but will effectively freeze the area and numb your teeth and the surrounding tissues, resulting in minimal discomfort or pain.
Filling the Tooth
Once we confirm that the anesthesia has taken effect and you are comfortable, we proceed to gently clean and prepare the affected tooth before applying an adhesive gel, over which a tooth-coloured composite resin filling material is carefully molded and sculpted to match your natural tooth contours and bite.
The composite resin material used to fill or bond your tooth is promptly hardened and cured with a specialized LED light, after which the dentist will thoroughly inspect the finished tooth, make any necessary adjustments, and give it a final polish.
The Cost Of A Filling In Barrie
Due to the preventive nature of fillings in addressing dental issues, they have become a routine procedure that is often covered by insurance companies, with typical plans ranging from $0 to $100+ out-of-pocket expenses. However, for those without dental insurance, the cost of getting fillings can range from $120 to $300 and beyond, especially if multiple fillings are required at once.
When we determine the actual cost of your treatment we refer to a few important factors:
-Your individual oral health status and history.
-The number of fillings needed to address any cavities.
-The location of the cavity in your mouth.
-Whether new x-rays are needed to fully assess your dental needs.
-The time required by the dental team to provide optimal care.
-The equipment and supplies necessary to meet your specific needs.
At our dental practice, we place great importance on promptly filling cavities, as we believe that this preventive measure is highly effective in avoiding more invasive and potentially painful dental treatments, and helping you maintain optimal oral health and overall well-being.
Contact us today
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
Composite fillings tend to be slightly more expensive than traditional metal amalgam fillings, but the difference in cost is generally minimal. Additionally, many dental insurance plans cover the cost of composite fillings, making them a viable option for many patients.
Yes, composite fillings can be prone to staining over time, especially if you consume a lot of foods or beverages that are known to cause staining, such as coffee, tea, or red wine. However, regular dental cleanings and proper oral hygiene can help prevent staining and keep your fillings looking great.
The length of time required to get a composite filling can vary depending on the size and location of the cavity, as well as other factors. Generally, it takes about an hour to get a composite filling.
No, getting a composite filling should not be a painful procedure. Your dentist will use local anesthesia to numb the area and ensure that you are comfortable throughout the process.
The lifespan of composite fillings can vary depending on factors such as the size and location of the filling, your oral hygiene habits, and your diet. However, with proper care and maintenance, composite fillings can last for several years.
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