Bonded Fillings North York - Dentist Near me - Dental North York

If the thought of unsightly metal fillings leaves you less than thrilled, you’ll be happy to know that science in dentistry has made many advances since metal fillings were invented! Today, if you need a cavity filled, Dr. Claire Benmergui can use a strong composite resin that looks much more natural and is much less noticeable than a metal filling. Best of all, composite fillings only take a single appointment to apply—which means you save time while improving the health of your teeth and the appearance of your smile! 


What is bonded fillings?

Bonded fillings is the procedure where a resin material is applied to fill your cavities or replace old fillings. They’re bonded to the tooth using a special UV light, in order to “cure” or “cook” the material into the tooth. It’s an easy, light and painless procedure. Bonded fillings are also solid, durable, strong, and natural-looking. 


What happens during a bonded filling appointment? 

Our family dentistry in North York will firstly get your mouth examined by one of our renowned dentists. Once our dentists diagnose a cavity in our teeth, they’ll apply local anesthesia (if needed); remove the decay or damaged area of the tooth; clean it out and then the tooth is etched to allow the dentin adhesive to form a mechanical bond with your tooth. Next, your dentist mixes the composite resin in a shade that looks most like the surrounding teeth. Your dentist will then mould the resin to the desired shape and texture, so you’ll be comfortable with the results before placing the special light on it. Then, they’ll put the special blue light on the area to create a chemical reaction to bond and cure the resin material into the tooth. 


How do I know I need bonded fillings? 

If you feel the following symptoms, you may need bonded fillings: 

  • You have a chipped or cracked tooth
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Dark spots on your tooth
  • Throbbing or sharp pain

Any of these symptoms may result in you needing an emergency dental service in North York or Googling “dentist near me”. So, if you feel anything in your mouth, don’t hesitate to contact us and we’ll quickly take care of your teeth without further creating dental problems.


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