Dentist London Ontario by Spencer Dentistry

Dental Fillings London, Ontario

Tooth restoration at our London dental office.
Our London dentist will help restore your tooth’s appearance and strength with a tooth-coloured filling material.
Why Is A Tooth Filling Needed?
Fillings are used for a variety of reasons. It could be because you’re experiencing tooth decay (a cavity), an old filling needs to be replaced, or you have a cracked or broken tooth. If you have tooth decay, a dental drill will be used to remove the decay and the filling is placed. Regardless of the issue, our dental clinic uses a tooth-coloured dental filling material so the appearance of your smile or tooth structure is not compromised. Our dentist can help determine the ideal dental filling material for you and discuss with you the best ways to maintain it.
dentist performing dental fillings
What Fillings Are Made From
Gone are the days of silver fillings and gold fillings that are visible to everyone when you smile. While durable, they are very noticeable and some patients may experience negative self-confidence. This is why we recommend white composite resin fillings, made from a type of plastic that is completely natural-looking and long-lasting. Composite fillings are very popular, however, so are porcelain fillings, another natural-looking dental material that is also often used to craft custom dental crowns, veneers and dental bridges.

Natural Tooth Coloured Fillings in London, Ontario

If you’ve damaged your tooth and have a fracture or are experiencing pain when you bite or chew, book an appointment with our team today to determine the next best course of action.

Step 1: Determine Cause of Discomfort

We'll start by providing a thorough checkup. X-rays can help us determine the precise area causing you trouble.

Step 2: Diagnosis

The dentist will tell you if there are signs of a cavity, if a current filling needs to be replaced, or if your tooth has been cracked.

placement of dental filling

Step 3: Placement of Dental Filling

The dentist will numb the affected area and remove decay or start filling any cracks with the filling, preventing further decay or damage.

happy patient after dental fillings

Step 4: Aftercare

It's important to discuss with the dentist any aftercare instructions. Fillings last a long time but only if looked after properly.

Other Cosmetic Dentistry Options

Our dental centre offers various cosmetic dentistry procedures to help patients achieve their smile goals. Sometimes a dental filling isn’t enough to achieve these goals, especially if there is a lot of tooth decay or the whole tooth has been broken. In this case, we’ll discuss other options.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns can replace a tooth that's been badly damaged or removed. They can also be made from composite resin or porcelain and will look completely natural.

Dental Bridges

A dental bridge is exactly what it sounds like - a tiny bridge of teeth! A bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth and is affixed to surrounding healthy teeth.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are often made from porcelain and are used to replace a whole tooth, typically the ones at the front to improve the appearance of them.

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding is a cosmetic dentistry procedure where a tooth-coloured resin material is applied and hardened with a special light, bonding the material to the tooth. This technique improves the appearance of discoloured or chipped teeth, closes gaps, and can alter teeth shape, offering a quick, non-invasive cosmetic solution.

Root Canal Therapy

If tooth decay has reached the pulp of your tooth, a filling isn't enough. A root canal will need to be performed instead to help relieve your pain.

Dental Hygiene Is of Utmost Importance
Without proper oral health, you can be at risk for a variety of issues such as cavities, gum disease, bad breath, and even more serious health concerns like heart disease and diabetes. It’s important to brush and floss regularly, visit your dentist for routine check-ups, and maintain a healthy diet to ensure your oral health is in top condition. By taking care of your oral health, you can prevent potential pain, discomfort, and even more serious health issues in the future.
happy patient after dental checkup

Think You May Have A Cavity?

If you’re experiencing pain when biting or chewing, or sensitivity to hot or cold foods/drinks, or you see a black or brown pit on your tooth, it’s time to book an appointment with your dentist. These symptoms could be signs of tooth decay or a cavity, which should be treated as soon as possible. It’s always best to address dental issues as soon as possible to prevent further damage. Call us today to book an appointment that is most convenient for you! We stay open late in the evenings and are also open on Saturdays.