At Li Family Dental, our goal is to help you and your family have healthy, beautiful smiles. Our tooth fillings in Etobicoke are used to fill cavities caused by decay.
Older fillings can affect the look of your teeth and also deteriorate over time. When you visit our office for regular dental checkups, we check your teeth for cavities as well as your fillings to look for signs of weakness. If there are signs of damage or your fillings are affecting the appearance of your teeth, we will recommend replacement.
What Are Tooth Fillings?
Tooth fillings are a common form of restoration used to repair damage caused by decay. Cavities can be filled in a number of ways based on the damage suffered by your tooth. The types of fillings can include:
When Are Fillings Required?
In most cases, fillings are required to seal a cavity in your tooth. However, in some cases, they might be used to repair a damaged tooth.
Why Should I Replace Old Fillings?
There are a number of reasons we might recommend replacing a filling, including:
How is a Filling Performed?
Having a filling is a standard procedure that can take about an hour. We will ensure you are comfortable during the procedure by numbing the area with a local anesthetic.
We will use a drill to remove the decay, which usually takes just a few minutes. Then, we fill the cavity using composite resin. You can expect to feel some numbness for an hour or two until the anesthetic wears off. You should not feel any discomfort, but you might feel a slightly different bite. If this is uncomfortable, just give us a call, and we can polish it down.
If you would like to learn more about tooth fillings in Etobicoke or wish to book an appointment to have your fillings checked, please call 416-232-2033 today.