Our Pickering dentists use dental fillings to repair tooth decay and help restore the function and structure of the tooth.
Composite is a popular material for fillings because it is white and can be closely matched to the colour of your existing teeth.
A dentist might recommend a composite filling if the affected tooth can be seen when you open your mouth to talk or smile.
Amalgam is another common material used for fillings.
These types of fillings don't blend in as well because they are silver in colour. However, because they are very strong, they are a good choice for molars and premolars.
Inlays and onlays are indirect fillings that are made outside of the mouth and then used to fill a cavity, generally on a molar or premolar.
Inlays fill the space in between the cusps at the centre of the tooth, while onlays covers one or more cusps or the entire surface of the tooth.