Unlike traditional metal amalgams, composite fillings look and feel like natural tooth material and can be closely matched to the color of existing teeth. Aside from the aesthetic benefits, composite fillings also help reinforce a tooth. Composite fillings require less of the tooth structure to be removed when repairing a decayed, cracked or fractured tooth. Composite fillings also have the advantage of being bonded right to the tooth and can expand and contract with temperature changes, adding even more structural support to the tooth.

Uses for composite fillings

· Decayed teeth
· Gaps between teeth
· Chipped or cracked teeth
· Bonding

Ottawa dentist Dr. Dan Hwang can help imprpove your smile

How are composite fillings done at Westboro Station Dental?

Composite fillings can be completed in a single dental visit. Once Dr. Hwang has thoroughly numbed the area around your damaged tooth, the tooth will be cleaned and the decayed portion will be removed. Dr. Hwang colour matches the composite material to match the surrounding teeth, and a dental adhesive is placed with the material packed carefully into the cavity. Thisl is cured using a targeted beam of bright light from a special handheld device. Once it’s cured, Dr. Hwang shapes and polishes the filling to restore the function of your natural tooth. Afterwards, Dr. Hwang will go over how to properly care for your filling.

Eating a healthy diet, brushing and flossing daily, and having regular dental visits will prolong the life of your new fillings.

Think you might need a filling? Contact Westboro Station Dental today at 613-728-8988 to schedule a consultation.