If you have cavities or other damage to your teeth, Dr. Richard Styka offers fillings and similar treatments to help combat the issue. A variety of dental filling materials are available for the procedure including silver amalgam, porcelain, and composite resin.
One restorative method we offer is composite resin bonding. This can be used on chipped, cracked, discoloured, or misarranged teeth. This chairside procedure begins by lightly etching the surface of your tooth and applying the liquid bonding. The liquid sets, and we then apply the plastic resin, sculpting it to the desired shape. The material is hardened with an ultraviolet light and then trimmed, smoothed, and polished.
This is a common dental filling procedure that uses a mixture of silver and other metals like mercury to create a filling. Many advantages are included with amalgam fillings including lower cost, durability, and bacteriostatic effects. Amalgam fillings also are easy to use and manipulate during placement. On average, amalgam fillings last for 10 to 12 years and do not break as frequently as composite resin.
Porcelain or tooth-coloured fillings are more aesthetically-pleasing than amalgam fillings and offer a longer life-span than composite resin. Porcelain fillings are one of the most common dental ceramics used by dentists. However, these types of fillings are usually more expensive and require two appointments to place.
Get dental fillings from Dr. Richard Styka in Toronto. Call to book a consultation and see what fillings are right for you.