Dental Fillings in Mississauga, ON
A filling is used to repair and restore a decayed tooth. To place a dental filling your Mississauga dentist will first prepare the area to remove the cavity. Dr. Jeff Levman will then pack the empty space with a dental filling. Since filling materials are designed to mimic the durability and look of natural teeth, they are also effective at repairing broken or chipped teeth.
After the filing is inserted, Dr. Levman will mold the material to shape the tooth. A special light will harden the dental filling in seconds, and then the completed restoration will be shaped and polished.
Types of Dental Fillings
There are several types of dental filling material used today:
- Tooth-colored Composite: White fillings are the most popular type of material. Made of a composite resin base, these dental fillings are designed to match the color of natural teeth.
- Traditional Amalgam: Also known as metal or silver fillings. Amalgam fillings are still widely used, particularly on the chewing surfaces.
For dental fillings in Mississauga, Dr. Levman will advise you on the best material to restore your smile. For additional information about dental fillings, please call our friendly dental staff to learn more.