Benitez Dental Clinic - Mississauga

Composite Fillings in Mississauga

Prevent cavities from permanently damaging your tooth with natural-looking, tooth-colored fillings from Benitez Dental Clinic.
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Fill Cavities & Keep Your Natural Smile

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.

Gentle Freezing

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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to schedule an initial consultation & exam.

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

With a normal daily brushing and flossing routine and regularly scheduled cleanings and checkups, your fillings should last well over ten years.
Fillings used to be done with an alloy called ‘dental amalgam’ and had many nicknames such as “silver” and “mercury” fillings. While there is plenty of debate over the safety of amalgam fillings, according to the Canadian Dental Association, scientific studies have not verified that dental amalgam is causing illness in the general population. So if you currently have silver fillings, don’t fear!
There are over-the-counter products available to temporarily fill a cavity or minor tooth damage until you can make it to the dentist but they are not a permanent solution and cannot replace a professional filling. A cavity is permanent tooth damage that must be cleaned, prepared and filled by a dental professional. There are severe risks to letting dental decay continue to worsen. If left untreated, cavities can lead to tooth loss and tooth abscess.
If you are experiencing severe pain that prevents you from eating or sleeping, this is considered a dental emergency and we urge you to call us right away. We can give you advice over the phone and see you as soon as possible. For temporary relief of toothache, apply a cold compress to your face over the painful area. You may be able to take the edge off your pain by taking a pain reliever like acetaminophen (ex. Tylenol) or ibuprofen (ex. Advil). Always follow the advice of your doctor and read the instructions on the bottle when taking any medication. Make a note of what medication, how much and the time it was taken so you can let us know when you come in.

Patient Testimonials

Col Mil

Honest people that you can always count on.

Rosa Gao

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!

Benitez Dental Clinic - Mississauga

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