Dental Fillings Mississauga
Fillings are a dental procedure used to restore lost tooth structure and treat decaying, cracked, or worn teeth. Modern dental innovations enable the use of materials that closely resemble natural teeth, resulting in a restoration that is almost identical to the original tooth in terms of strength and look.
Tooth-coloured Composite Restorations
Modern tooth fillings are mercury-free composite fillings that match your tooth colour:
- Can be bonded directly to your enamel
- Require less tooth preparation
- Are smaller than traditional metal fillings
- Provide a more seamless match with your tooth enamel.
Dental Filling Procedure and Maintenance
Cavity PreparationThe dentist will begin the procedure by removing any remaining decay and shaping the final cavity.
Composite Resin Filling Material
The next step will be the addition of a composite-resin filling material, which is then cured (hardened) with a curing light. The final step will be polishing the filling to adapt it smoothly to the natural shape of the tooth.
Inlays and Onlays
In some cases, cavity preparation could become very large for the filling and the dentist will recommend an inlay or an onlay (partial crown) rather than a filling - a restoration procedure designed to replace more tooth structure than a normal filling. This is accomplished by having an impression made and the inlay or onlay prepared in a dental laboratory. The final placement of the inlay or onlay will be made during a second visit at Smile Horizons Dental Arts.
Fillings do not last forever so it is essential that you visit us regularly for scheduled check-ups. Fillings can develop cracks or simply wear down due to chewing forces. The dentist monitors the integrity of your fillings during regular exams and will recommend replacing a filling if a problem is detected.
If you are looking for an experienced dentists in Mississauga for fillings procedures, please give Smile Horizons Dental Arts a call at (905) 607-8778 to schedule a consultation with one of our dentists.
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Our Distinguished Dentist in Mississauga
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight!
Dr. Hytham Elwi
MSc Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics, DDS
Dr. Hytham Elwi is a highly qualified dentist with a specialization in Prosthodontic Dentistry. He obtained his DDS degree in 1993 and later completed an MSc in Fixed and Removable Prosthodontics. With over 12 years of experience in general dentistry, Dr. Elwi developed a special interest in implant dentistry and cosmetic dentistry.
Dr. Elwi's expertise lies in full mouth rehabilitation cases, and he has a confident approach in handling them. He is a registered member of prestigious organizations such as the Royal College of Dental Surgeons of Ontario (RCDSO), Ontario Dental Association (ODA), Academy of General Dentistry (AGD), Former member of American Association of Implant Dentistry (AAID), Jordanian Implant Dentistry Commission (JIDC). Additionally, he has been an active member of various overseas study groups and associations.
Having moved to Canada in 2015, Dr. Elwi has worked in multiple dental clinics in Ontario, utilizing his extensive knowledge and experience to provide exceptional dental services. He is not only dedicated to his profession but also a proud father of four boys who share his passion for sports and music.