Dental Fillings in Brampton

Dental Fillings Near You

Our dental professionals are trained and experienced in selecting and placing dental fillings. The location of the filling and the extent of the decay will influence the type of material we’ll recommend. In most cases, we use a composite resin that closely resembles the natural look and feel of teeth, but silver amalgam fillings are also available for those looking for affordability and durability over cosmetic preferences.

What Causes a Cavity?

The most common reason patients require a filling is tooth decay caused by cavities. The collection of plaque on the surface of teeth turns into tartar, which eats away at tooth enamel. Cavities are the pockets and holes created in teeth from decay. When caught early, cavities can be cleaned and filled to prevent further damage. If left untreated, cavities can weaken teeth causing breakage and even root infections. If you think you may have a cavity or if it has been a while since your last dental exam, schedule an appointment with our Brampton dentist today. Oral examinations, a thorough at-home dental routine, and regular professional hygiene appointments are the best methods for preventing cavities.

About the Procedure

Dental fillings require scraping away decayed and weakened portions of the tooth before filling them in to prevent further damage. Local anesthesia is used before the procedure begins to numb the area or areas we will be working on. If you are sensitive to needles or experience anxiety around dental visits, talk to our dental professionals before your appointment— you may be a candidate for sedation dentistry.

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Inlays and Onlays in Brampton

At South Brampton Dental, our dental professionals are trained and experienced in applying both inlays and onlays. If you have large areas of tooth decay, an inlay or onlay is a durable alternative to a filling. Both are designed to fill large spaces; inlays fill large gaps in the middle of teeth, while onlays cover the entire biting surface on top of the tooth. Both are created from a composite resin that looks natural and bonds to the tooth for a seamless match.

Crowns vs. Fillings vs. Inlays / Onlays

Fillings work well for small cavities (holes) in the teeth. However, larger gaps caused by tooth decay that runs through the center of a tooth or damage the top of a tooth sometimes require a stronger restorative solution. Because inlays and onlays are created at a dental laboratory and custom-fitted to your tooth, the result is a durable, partial restoration that will strengthen the natural tooth. The end result is a perfectly-fitted option that doesn’t require a full crown but is more robust than a simple filling.

What to Expect from the Procedure

The procedure to apply an inlay or an onlay often takes more than one appointment. During the first visit, we’ll clean up and prepare the damaged tooth. Then we’ll take an impression of your teeth for the dental lab where highly trained professionals will use modern dental technology to create a custom-fitted inlay or onlay, depending on your needs. During the second visit, we will fit the partial restoration to your tooth, ensuring your bite is comfortable and even before cementing it in place.

woman considers inlays and onlays an alternate to dental fillings in Brampton

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