At Dentistry at FCP in Toronto, we use white bonded fillings to restore your teeth.
Why do I need to have a filling?
When tooth decay has caused a hole to form on your tooth surface, also known as a cavity, you will need a filling. If you don't get a filling, cavities may worsen or lead to more severe problems, such as bone loss. An untreated cavity can also lead to an abscess. You might also need a filling if a tooth has cracked or has been damaged.
A composite filling is appropriate when the cavity is small and the area is not exposed to a lot of force in the mouth. If the cavity to be filled is large or if it is on a molar and you grind your teeth, a composite filling may not be your best option. Our dentists will recommend what filling is best for your smile.
The Benefits of Bonded Fillings
Since white bonded fillings are applied directly to the tooth, it can be applied in only one appointment. This process is also beneficial since it requires less drilling of the tooth. The dentist will first remove the decayed area from the tooth and thoroughly clean it. The composite material is then applied and bonded to it with an ultraviolet light. Once bonded, these fillings increase the strength and durability for the tooth.