Dental Fillings in Mississauga – Look Natural and Long Lasting
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What are Dental Fillings?
Simply put, dental fillings are a modern technology that dentists use to fill in a tooth. Tooth fillings prevent bacteria from getting in holes caused by cavities, look natural and they provide structural support to the tooth itself.
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How Much Do Teeth Fillings Cost in Mississauga
The cost of dental fillings in Mississauga ranges from $200 to $500 per tooth. The cost varies so much because it depends on several factors: 1) which tooth needs the filling 2) how many surfaces of the tooth are involved and 3) what materials are used in the filling. Also, has the tooth been cleaned before work begins? It’s important to not have a dirty tooth that could contaminate the area.
Also, how much you actually pay depends on your dental insurance. If you are 80% covered for restorative fillings, then if the fee is $200, you would only pay $40 out of pocket.
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What is a Filling Made Of?
There are 4 main types of fillings that dental offices use to fill in cavities or reinforce teeth structures.
Composite fillings (natural coloured)
Composite fillings are most often preferred because they match the tooth in colour and aesthetics. They are made from a mixture of powdered glass quartz, silica or other ceramic particles added to a resin base. They also bond really well to the tooth surface.
Gold fillings are requested sometimes because of the desired glamour look. They are very durable though but cost much more than composites.
Amalgam fillings (also called silver fillings) are less often or not used in modern dental offices as they contain small amounts of mercury and also due to the metal look in the mouth. They are the least expensive.
Ceramic fillings are made from porcelain. They are very durable but can cost as much as the gold ones.
If you have amalgam fillings and want to convert to composite, then that is available for you, however, it is not recommended unless they are already old and need to be replaced anyways.
A Cavity is the Result of Tooth Decay and Fillings Protect Your Teeth and Can Save Your Life.
When we eat sugars and starches and not clean our teeth properly, dental plaque forms. Dental plaque is a clear, sticky film that coats your teeth. That wouldn’t be so bad, except that bacteria start feeding on it.
The longer that plaque stays on your teeth, it hardens into tartar (also called calculus). This gives the bacteria a kind of shield and makes things much worse for you.
A byproduct of eating the sugar is that the bacteria produce acid. This acid eats away at your tooth enamel and causes small holes, called a cavity. Enamel might be restored at this stage if teeth are cleaned properly at your dentist. However, if left unchecked, the cavity gets bigger until it reaches the dentin. Dentin is soft and has tiny tubes that lead to your tooth’s nerve, making you more sensitive to hot and cold.
Futher down, after the dentin, if the cavity is still unchecked, the bacteria can get to the pulp (inner tooth material), that’s where the nerves and blood vessels are. The blood vessels swell and can compress the nerves causing pain. This pain can radiate outwards from the tooth.
Once they have reached the pulp, an abscess can form and is quite painful and potentially life threatening. At this point, a root canal treatment or tooth extraction might be needed.
The final stage can be avoided through regular home care and regular visits to your dentist for treatment such as tooth fillings.
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