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When do I Need Dental Fillings?

September 15, 2018
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Posted By: Dr. Haejin Lee
Close Up of Dentist Putting in Tooth Filling | Dentist Toronto ON

Lately, you've been having trouble enjoying your favorite guilty pleasure - ice cream! This is because your tooth is hitting you with a twinge whenever the ice cream touches it. While you're concerned about it, the pain typically goes away quickly on its own, so you're not sure if it's time to contact your dentist just yet.

Believe it or not, this is actually the perfect time for you to schedule an examination with your dentist in Toronto, ON because your tooth may have decay. It's also a good idea to contact your dentist if you notice any dark spots or discoloration on your teeth.

Being proactive about seeing your dentist means that you can most likely eliminate the decay with a tooth-coloured filling.

Other Situations for Tooth-Coloured Restorations

Composite resin, which is the material your dentist uses for tooth-coloured restorations, can also be used to repair other small cosmetic flaws. Some of the issues that bonding can restore are:

  • Spacing or gaps between teeth
  • Discoloration or staining
  • Small fractures or chipping
  • Size or shape discrepancies
  • Slight misalignment issues

The composite is bonded directly to your teeth to cover or repair the cosmetic concern, and since it's custom shaded, it can be designed to blend seamlessly with your smile.

Would You Like to Learn More?

If you think you could benefit from tooth-coloured restorations in Toronto, ON, contact your team at Toronto Lakeshore Dental to schedule an examination.

It's also a good time to discuss tooth decay and cosmetic desires during your routine six-month checkup. Dr. Joo, Dr. Moore, and Dr. Lee are happy to review your treatment needs and goals with you to determine if dental fillings or bonding would be ideal for your situation.

Give Toronto Lakeshore Dental a call today to schedule your next appointment.