the dental clinic
Dr. Joannis Sekoulidis
Dr. Katrina Danielak
4869 Dundas St W
Suite 201, Toronto ON
(416) 233 9581
For most of us, we will require at least one dental filling or dental restoration at some point in life. The good news is that modern dental filling materials have been greatly improved. This allows dental restorations to match the rest of your smile for a seamless look and feel.
They are used to restore teeth that have light to moderate decay, and teeth that have been fractured or chipped. Dental fillings are used to help restore the shape, colour and function of the affected tooth or teeth.
Teeth can be restored with materials such as amalgam (silver fillings), gold, porcelain (white fillings), glass ionomer and tooth coloured composite resin (white fillings). Your dentist will consult with you when deciding which filling will be used for the restoration. Each of these materials have their advantages and disadvantages. This is something that you and your dentist will have to determine.
While gold and silver fillings may have their indications, they are not used to restore front teeth or teeth that are visible when smiling. We rarely use these restorations in practice due to advances in bonding technology and the similar properties white fillings exhibit to natural teeth.
The dental decay must first be removed from the tooth or teeth. Once your dentist has removed the decay, they will clean the area thoroughly. This cleared out or prepared area will be filled with one of the dental filling materials mentioned. Your dentist will match the filling material colour and will sculpt it so that it matches the rest of your teeth as closely as possible for a seamless look and smile!