Giving you back the function and aesthetic you are looking for
Dental fillings are used to replace the decayed tooth structure that gets removed by a dentist during a procedure. The goal is to give back to the tooth its chewing function, strength and improve its aesthetic appearance.
If upon examination Dr. Habra finds out you have cavities, you will probably need a dental filling to prevent further tooth deterioration. If this decay is not treated quickly, it may worsen and affect the underlying bone supporting your teeth. Fortunately, in the expert hands of Dr. Habra, this procedure (the filling) is virtually painless. There is, therefore, no reason to wait before coming to see us.
An invisible and painless repair
Depending on the position of the affected tooth and the type of dental disease to be treated, Dr. Habra will offer you a personalized solution, adapted to your clinical situation. Because there are many restoration techniques and different types of materials, Dr. Habra will help you choose the one that best fits your needs and priorities, balancing appearance, cost, and function.
The most common materials used in "fillings" is the amalgam which is metallic gray and the composite which is of a more natural enamel-like color. The amalgam, obviously less aesthetic than the composite, has the advantage of being more durable and is often used for teeth located in the back of the mouth while restorations with composite are used for teeth located at the front and more likely to be seen.
- Used for more than 150 years in dentistry
- According to l’Ordre des Dentistes du Québec, there is no reliable data proving that dental amalgam has negative effects on health
- A very durable and cheap material
- Easy to apply
- Alloy made of mercury, copper, zinc, tin
- Is used in pediatric dentistry to treat a cavity on a primary tooth
- Steel-gray color
- Higher risk of breakage / long-term tooth fracture
- Newer material
- Better adhesion to tooth structure allowing for restorations previously impossible
- Regularly improved formulations
- Several generations of composite resins exist
- Offer greater flexibility and comfort
- Better stability
- Same color as the tooth, allowing invisible restorations
- Widely used in general dentistry
Dr. Habra will offer you tailor-made solutions to take care of your cavities and give you back the radiant smile you deserve. Do not hesitate to contact us for more information!