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Tooth Colored Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth colored, or white, fillings offer a discreet method for restoring teeth from decay or minor damage. The same material can also be used to make cosmetic improvements to a flawed front tooth. Silver, or amalgam, was the trusted solution for many years — but your dentist at Torbram Dental prefers natural, aesthetic tooth colored fillings in Brampton, On.

What Are Tooth Colored Fillings?

Unlike silver fillings, the tooth colored alternative blends beautifully with your surrounding tooth enamel. Tooth colored fillings fill the cavities left by tooth decay, or they may be used to restore the size, shape, and color of a damaged tooth. Old silver dental work can also be replaced with tooth colored fillings.

The material for tooth colored fillings is a white composite resin made out of smooth plastic and glass particles. This solution actually bonds with the surface of your tooth, meaning it restores almost all of the tooth’s natural strength after decay. Set under a special UV light, tooth colored fillings are dry within minutes after their application.

Tooth Colored Fillings Compared to Silver Fillings

The differences between tooth colored fillings and their silver counterparts are significant. Some of the most apparent include:

  • Tooth colored fillings are highly customizable to blend with the surrounding tooth enamel.
  • Composite resin forms a secure bond with the tooth enamel. An amalgam filling is secured with cement.
  • Tooth colored fillings are stronger than those made of amalgam.
  • Tooth colored fillings require less removal of healthy tooth structure.
  • Composite resin is less sensitive to heat and cold.
  • Tooth colored fillings dry immediately — silver fillings take up to 12 hours to fully set.

Many patients appreciate the fact that tooth colored fillings are made out of biocompatible composite resin. Amalgam contains a sizable amount of elemental mercury — an increasing concern in today’s health-focused world. Some people opt to have their functioning silver dental work replaced with a tooth colored filling to avoid the potential for mercury exposure. You and your dentist can fully discuss the pros and potential cons of filling replacement.

Cosmetic Bonding With Tooth Colored Fillings

Minor dental flaws are improved with the same composite resin used for tooth colored fillings. A painless procedure completed in just one visit to Torbram Dental, cosmetic bonding is an excellent alternative to more expensive or complex cosmetic procedures, like porcelain veneers.

To treat your teeth with cosmetic bonding, your dentist places the resin directly onto the affected tooth and artfully sculpts a new surface. The procedure can correct chips, cracks, minor gaps, and stains or discoloration. In some cases, cosmetic bonding can eliminate the need for orthodontic treatment altogether. Patients with severe tooth crowding or major bite misalignments will still benefit from traditional braces.

Schedule an Appointment at Torbram Dental

At Torbram Dental, we are pleased to offer our patients high tech dentistry with a soft touch. Are you in need of excellence in general, restorative, or cosmetic dental care? We warmly welcome you and those you love most to our state-of-the-art office. Please schedule an appointment today!

Simrit has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She started her career with Assisting/Treatment co-ordinating and then moved on to becoming the Hygiene Co Ordinator in 2005. In 2012 she took on a new role as the Marketing Director. Though she loved being the Marketing Director, in 2015 she became the Office Manager of Torbram Dental. She completed her Level 1 Dental Assisting program with Career Canada in 1996 and then went on to complete her Level II Dental Assisting Diploma with Southwestern Medix in 1999. That is when she received NDAEB Certification. Simrit has been and still is an active member of the Ontario Dental Assistants Association since 2000. She enjoys hiking and traveling with her husband and two kids and loves to explore new restaurants, especially high-tea venues.

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Jessica, one of our receptionists, is one of the smiling faces you see when you arrive at the office. She graduated with honours from Medix College with a diploma as a Level 2 Dental Assistant. When she is not happily helping our patients, Jessica enjoys spending quality time with her friends and family, going to church on Sunday mornings, gardening and going on hikes.

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Naudia has been working at Torbram Dental for many years and is a valued member of our administrative team: as a dental receptionist and in our marketing team . She graduated from Everest College with honours level 1 and 2, with a diploma in Dental Assisting. Naudia is always there for our patients, making sure that they receive the care and attention they deserve. When not at the office, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and indulging in civil court TV shows.

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Ramandeep has been a part of Torbram Dental for the past 10 years as certified dental assistant. She obtained her level 1 certification from Everest college in Brampton in 2013, and then her level 2 certification in 2014 from Medix college. Her career path through the clinic has been recognized by staff at all levels who admire her work ethic and dedication to million dollar smiles. In her spare time, Ramandeep enjoys cooking and gardening, and spending time with her husband and 2 kids.

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Sana is a valued member of our dental hygiene team. In 2008 she completed her education at George Brown in Dental Assisting and in 2016 she earned her diploma in Dental Hygiene from the Canadian Academy of Dental Health and Sciences. Sana has been working in dentistry since 2008 and enjoys taking care of our patients and helping them with their oral health. She is married and is busy with her 2 young children. In her spare time, Sana enjoys going out with the family, trying out new places to eat and is looking forward to travelling with them in the future.

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Sanaria has been working at Torbram Dental for many years as a valued member of our Dental Assisting Team. She completed her level 2 dental assisting certification and previously obtained a degree in Education and worked as a quality control officer in the pharmaceutical industry. When not at work Sanaria loves to bake and cook. She also loves story time and enjoying the outdoors with her children. She always sees the positive side of life, believes that nothing is impossible and that if you set a goal and work at it, that you will make your dreams come true.

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Carrie has been working at Torbram Dental since 2001. She graduated from George Brown College in 1998 with a Dental Assistant Diploma and continued to further her education by completing a Dental Hygiene Diploma in 2001 at Durham College. Carrie is a highly trained and experienced Registered Dental Hygienist who continues to learn and grow by updating her knowledge to provide her clients with the best Oral Health Care techniques and information. Carrie is passionate about Dentistry and is known for her gentle and compassionate manner. She feels strongly about building lasting relationships and trust with her clients to help them understand that good Oral Health leads to good Overall Health. Carrie enjoys travelling, dabbling in decorating and a good Netflix series in her time off. Carrie resides in Halton Hills with her husband and two children.

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Daniela's interest in Dentistry began in Gr.6 when she wrote a speech entitled "My Life as a Toothbrush".
A Registered Dental Hygienist with 22 years of clinical experience, Daniela still has a great passion for her career. The most rewarding aspect for her is building lasting relationships with her patients, and seeing them through to a healthier smile.
Her thorough yet gentle touch will ensure a comfortable visit every time.
Daniela is a total Foodie and loves to cook and enjoys all types of cuisines. She loves Florida, Cruises, organizing things, and most of all spending time with family and friends.

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Stephanie Enjoys getting to know all new patients at Torbram Dental and catching up with long standing Patients. Stephanie enjoys spending quality time with her family. One of her favorite things to do with her daughter is teach and play the piano. Stephanie likes going on walks with her husband and enjoys spending as much time with him as he is an Active Member of the Canadian Army. On Sundays, Stephanie enjoys going to Church and looks forward to Sunday Dinner with her entire family. Stephanie's Favorite thing to do to start her day right is head to her local Starbucks and Grab her favorite drink, an iced black tea with light lemonade on warm days and a blonde vanilla latte on those cold winter days.

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