If you have tooth decay or damage, our Windsor dentists at the Avenue Dental Centre offer bonded (white) and amalgam (silver) dental fillings to repair it.
About Dental Fillings
A dental filling is a restorative material your dentist uses to repair a tooth. A filling may be necessary if decay needs to be removed from a tooth, if a filling needs to be replaced, or if a tooth has cracked or been damaged.
A bonded filling is a white filling that is made of a composite resin to blend in with your natural teeth.
A bonded filling is the best choice when the cavity covers only a small area of the tooth and is not exposed to a lot of force.
Amalgam fillings don't blend in as well as bonded, white fillings because they are silver. Because they are very strong, they are a good option for molars and premolars.
The Filling Procedure
If a cavity has been discovered, we will begin by placing a local anaesthetic to the area. Once the anaesthetic has taken effect, we will carefully remove all decay from the tooth using precise dental instruments.
After the decay is completely removed from the tooth, we will roughen the surface of the tooth to allow the filling to bond to it completely.
Once the filling is bonded to the tooth, we will complete the procedure by polishing the surface of the filling so that the texture is similar to the surface of your tooth.