Dental Services

Dental Fillings in Brampton

Cavities are the most common cause for dental restorations here at Tridont Dental Centre. When plaque is left on teeth over time it hardens and turns into tartar, which causes the teeth to decay. Over time, tooth decay creates holes or cavities in the tooth structure. If left untreated, tooth decay can cause parts of the tooth to break off or lead to infections in the root, which in turn can lead to tooth loss. Dental fillings allow us to prevent cavities from expanding or deepening, protecting you from tooth damage or loss.

Natural Looking Fillings

Dental fillings are most often made out of amalgam (a silver-coloured metal mixture) or composite resin (a material that looks like the natural teeth). Composite fillings are commonly used for teeth that are visible at the front of the mouth, while either composite or amalgam are frequently used for the less visible back teeth and molars. The choice depends on each individual’s preference and budget or insurance coverage. Our dentists will offer you different options before booking your filling appointment.

The Procedure

Fillings generally require a single appointment to prepare the tooth and fill the cavities with composite or amalgam. Both materials provide a long-lasting, stable restoration to the tooth for a comfortable bite. We use local anesthesia to ensure the area is numb and you don’t feel any pain during the procedure. We can also fill multiple cavities in the same appointment to ensure you have a convenient, cost-effective experience.

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Inlays and Onlays

Inlays and Onlays in Brampton

If you’re suffering from extensive tooth decay, our dental professionals might recommend an inlay or onlay as a restorative solution rather than a dental filling. Both are designed to fit large areas of decay in the tooth. They are similar in function to a filling, only stronger and created outside of the mouth rather than being shaped directly against the tooth by our dentists. We work with a professional dental lab to create custom-fitted restorations that match your tooth.

Inlay vs. Onlay

Inlays and onlays are designed to fill large cavities or spaces in the tops of the molars and premolars. An inlay fills an area in the centre of the tooth, while an onlay spans the chewing surface across the top of the tooth, including the cusps (ridges) of the tooth top. Both pieces are custom-fitted to your teeth and created in a lab for long-lasting durability, and then cemented in place by our experienced dental team. Both inlays and onlays help preserve the natural tooth structure below the restoration.

The Procedure

Because inlays and onlays are customized for an individual, the treatment process requires two visits. During the first visit, our dental professionals will carefully prepare your tooth or teeth and take an impression for the dental lab to work with. It can take a couple of weeks for your inlay or onlay to be ready. On the second visit, the inlay or onlay will be installed and adjusted for a precise fit. When it’s all done, you’ll be able to chew and smile with confidence!

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