At Benitez Dental Clinic, we understand the importance of stopping the spread of tooth decay while keeping your smile looking and feeling natural. That’s why we specialize in composite resin fillings that are custom-matched to your exact tooth color.
Unlike metal fillings, our composite resin forms an exceptionally strong bond with the tooth and fills much smaller spaces, making the tooth filling procedure much less invasive than traditional dental fillings!
Are Fillings Really Necessary?
For some, cavities can seem like nothing more than a minor nuisance, leading them to wonder if dental fillings are even necessary. But allowing tooth decay to go unchecked can often result in issues even more threatening to both your oral health and your finances.
The following are a few of the reasons why we recommend booking an appointment with us to get your cavities filled as soon as possible:
- Cavities get bigger over time.
- Tooth decay can often result in painful infections or abscesses that are threatening to your overall health.
- Cavities weaken your tooth. Fillings restore strength and durability.
- Fillings save you money in the long run by preventing tooth decay from getting out of control.
- Fillings reduce sensitivity to hot and cold.
- Tooth-colored fillings preserve your natural smile for as long as possible.
How is a Cavity Filled?
At Benitez Dental Clinic, our dental filling procedure is virtually painless and as minimally invasive as possible.
To begin, your doctor carefully numbs your gums before gently freezing the area surrounding the affected tooth. This standard procedure leaves your mouth numb, so you barely feel a thing while the filling is performed.
Filling the Tooth
Once your mouth is numbed, your tooth is thoroughly cleaned and prepped. An adhesive gel is placed on the affected tooth over which a composite resin (white filling material) will be molded and sculpted to match the exact contours of your natural tooth.
Curing the Composite
The composite resin material used to fill your tooth is quickly hardened with a special LED light. The doctor will then examine your finished tooth and make any necessary finishing touches before giving it a final polish.
The Cost of a Composite Filling in Mississauga
Dental fillings are such common preventative procedures that most insurance companies provide significant coverage for them. With a typical insurance plan, expect to pay between from $0 to $100+ for filling. If you don’t have dental insurance, you could pay anywhere from $120 to $300 or more, especially if you require multiple fillings at once.
When we determine the actual cost of your treatment we consider a few important factors:
- Your current oral health.
- How many fillings you’ll need.
- Where the cavity is located in your mouth.
- Whether or not any new x-rays are required.
- The amount of time required by the dental team to meet your specific needs.
- The equipment and supplies that needed to perform the procedure.
But as we like to say, every mouth is different. There is no way to determine the exact cost of your dental fillings without first performing a thorough inspection of your teeth. If you’re suffering from tooth decay, we encourage you to call or contact our Benitez Dental Clinic office today to schedule your consultation.
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Your consultation will include an examination of everything from your teeth, gums and soft tissues to the shape and condition of your bite. Generally, we want to see how your whole mouth looks and functions. Before we plan your treatment we want to know everything about the health and aesthetic of your smile, and, most importantly, what you want to achieve so we can help you get there.
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Dr. Yenitza is a very friendly and patient person. She listened to my concerns and answered all my questions and explain them in a very thoughtful way. One of the very best! Milagros is also one of its kind, she always finds a way to help and her warm tone and voice just make a dentist visit less scary. Love this place!