Charm Dental - Burnaby

Composite Fillings in Burnaby

Tooth-coloured fillings are used to treat cavities, preventing further damage and preserving your tooth. These fillings are carefully matched to the colour of your natural teeth, ensuring a seamless and aesthetically pleasing result that blends in seamlessly. Not only do they look great, but they also provide a comfortable and natural feel.
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Restore the Natural Look and Feel of Your Teeth

At our office, dental fillings are a routine procedure performed to repair and restore teeth while preventing further decay or infection that may necessitate more extensive treatment. We utilize composite resin fillings that are carefully colour-matched to your natural tooth shade. Unlike traditional amalgam (metal) fillings, tooth-coloured composite resin forms a strong bond with the tooth and can effectively fill smaller spaces, minimizing the need for extensive drilling.

Why Are Fillings So Important?

Getting a filling may seem like a chore, but it’s important to address cavities promptly.

Here’s why:
  • Stop cavities from worsening
  • Prevent painful infections or abscesses
  • Restore tooth strength and durability
  • Save money in the long run
  • Reduce sensitivity to hot and cold
  • Preserve your natural smile

What is the process for filling a cavity?

Gentle Freezing

Prior to the cavity filling procedure, we prioritize your comfort by administering a local anesthetic to numb your gums. We understand that this step can cause apprehension, but rest assured that it allows us to ensure a painless experience. The anesthetic effectively numbs the teeth and the surrounding area, minimizing any sensation during the procedure.

The Process of Filling the Tooth

Once we ensure that you are comfortably numb, we proceed to clean and prepare your tooth with precision. An adhesive gel is applied to the affected tooth, creating a foundation for the composite resin, which is a white filling material. The composite resin is then meticulously moulded and sculpted to perfectly match the contours and bite of your tooth, ensuring a seamless and natural-looking restoration.

Curing the Composite

The special LED light rapidly cures and solidifies the composite resin material employed for tooth filling or bonding. Following that, the dentist will thoroughly inspect your completed tooth and perform necessary adjustments or refinements before giving it a final gloss.

The Cost Of A Filling In Burnaby

Fillings are a routine and effective method for preventing and avoiding dental problems, and many insurance companies offer substantial coverage for them. Under a typical insurance plan, you can expect to pay anywhere from $0 to $100+ for fillings. In the absence of dental insurance, the cost can range from $120 to $300 and higher, especially if multiple fillings are required simultaneously.

When determining the actual cost of your treatment, we consider several crucial factors:
  1. Your current oral health
  2. The number of fillings needed
  3. The location of the cavity in your mouth
  4. Whether new x-rays are necessary
  5. The amount of time the dental team requires to address your specific needs
  6. The equipment and supplies needed to fulfill all your requirements

Promptly filling cavities is of utmost importance to us, as it effectively prevents more invasive treatments, mitigates serious dental pain, and ensures your overall happiness and well-being.

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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

The curing process for a composite filling typically takes only a few seconds. The dentist uses a special LED light that quickly hardens the composite material, allowing you to resume normal eating and drinking right after the procedure.

Composite fillings are designed to match the natural colour of your teeth, making them blend seamlessly with your smile. Unlike traditional silver amalgam fillings, composite fillings are much less noticeable and provide a more aesthetically pleasing result.

Yes, composite fillings are quite durable and can last for many years with proper care. However, their lifespan can vary depending on factors such as the size and location of the filling, your oral hygiene habits, and the amount of wear and tear they are exposed to.

Composite fillings are generally well-tolerated by most people. They are made from a resin material that is free from common allergens such as mercury. However, if you have specific allergies or sensitivities, it is important to discuss them with your dentist beforehand.

Most dental insurance plans cover composite fillings, although the extent of coverage may vary depending on your specific plan. It is recommended to check with your insurance provider to understand the details of your coverage and any associated costs.

What Our Patients Are Saying About Us!

S Chi

Highly recommended! Dr. Ken is super patient and nice, and professional. Thanks to his detailed explanation and great skill, I'm not really nervous. I had great experience with everyone here, from the front desk to dentists, and they all provide excellent service. Also, the front desk reception is really professional and helpful to take care of my insurance needs. Thank you!

Dmitrii L

The highest quality dental care is provided by Dr. Ken Hea. Super professional, but still personable. One of the best dental exams I’ve ever had. Everyone there so far has been great, from the front desk to the dentist have all been excellent. They go above and beyond. Highly recommend them

Sunny KJC

I had been always nervous agoing to see a dentist in Canada although I had insurance as I was feeling much more comfortable having treatment from dentists in my country when I go back for a visit.
However, I won't worry about it at all from now on! Literally, a minute after you enter this clinic, you'll feel like you're at home.
Personal & professional care from Dr.Ken and exceptional kindness from staff will even make you forget that you are actually in a dental clinic! ^^
After minutes of relaxing time, you'll get your healthy & shiny teeth

Charm Dental - Burnaby

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