Durable Dental Fillings at Victoria Family Dental

Fillings are one of the common dental procedures; at Victoria Family Dental, we offer composite white fillings to treat cavities and minor chips or cracks in teeth.

Fillings are critical for restoring damaged or decayed teeth. For patients who are concerned about the look of traditional metal fillings or are anxious that the procedure is painful, rest assured that composite fillings offer a natural and seamless appearance, and the procedure won't leave you in pain. Our friendly Kitchener dentist will welcome you, and address any concerns you have about the dental cavity filling process.

Benefits of White Composite Resin Fillings

A dental filling is important to treat decay or trauma and restore a tooth that has been damaged or weakened; composite fillings offer some advantages over older amalgam fillings that some patients may be familiar with.

Virtually Invisible Restorations

White composite resin fillings are tooth coloured and carefully matched to your natural tooth. Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, which are dark and noticeable, composite fillings blend seamlessly with your natural teeth.

Durable and Long-lasting

Composite fillings are durable and last many years. Although they may not possess the same level of compressive strength as amalgam, they can still withstand normal biting pressures easily. Moreover, because they bond securely to the tooth, composite fillings strengthen a tooth more and reduce the risk of fractures.


Composite fillings are versatile. Because the composite resin can be moulded, it can be used for even very small cavities or fissures as well as large cavities, and can repair various dental issues, such as chipped, broken, or worn teeth.

Minimally Invasive

Composite fillings require minimal tooth preparation, so more of your natural tooth structure can be preserved.

Treat Cavities Early

If you've been diagnosed with a cavity, it might be tempting to postpone the filling procedure, especially if it isn't bothering you too much yet. However, it's crucial to address it promptly. Filling a cavity at an early stage prevents it from growing and spreading deeper into the tooth. While tiny cavities may not hurt, they can be very painful as they progress, so delaying treatment may put you in a very uncomfortable situation later. Untreated dental decay can also lead to infections and abscesses that require more complex and costly treatment. Furthermore, cavities weaken teeth, making them susceptible to further damage or even tooth loss, and allowing them to progress increases the risks of more damage.

Dental Filling Procedure

While dental anxiety may cause some patients to delay seeking treatment, the procedure causes minimal discomfort and delaying treatment is more likely to lead to severe pain and complications down the road. Let us know if you are anxious, and we can help put you at ease. Below is an idea of what to expect during your visit.

Dental Filling Services Consultation

Our dentist will start with a consultation to evaluate your specific needs. We'll also determine the best colour match for the tooth-coloured composite resin material to use for the composite fillings, ensuring a seamless blend with your natural teeth.

Composite Filling Process

Before the procedure begins, our Kitchener dentist will use an anaesthetic, as necessary, such as when decay needs to be removed.

Decayed or damaged portions of the tooth will be removed, although as much healthy tooth structure as possible will be preserved.

An adhesive gel is applied to prepare the tooth for the composite filling. Layers of the composite material are then carefully layered and moulded onto the tooth to provide a good fit and shape.

Curing and Polishing

The composite filling material is then cured using an LED light. Once cured, our dentist checks the finished tooth again, making any necessary adjustments. Next, the tooth is polished for an aesthetic finish.

Don't Delay - Contact Us Today

If you're experiencing a toothache or have been advised to get a filling, don't delay seeing a dentist. Prompt treatment is essential to prevent the decay from spreading and potentially leading to more extensive dental issues or even tooth loss.

At Victoria Family Dental, we prioritize preventive care and early treatment, to avoid more significant oral health concerns. We will guide you with personalized recommendations and education to help you maintain your oral health, and we will always take time to answer your questions and address your concerns. Our welcoming and friendly team will work hard to put you at ease during your dental filling treatment.

Contact us today for an appointment or learn more about our Kitchener composite fillings. Let us know when you are booking if you are experiencing severe dental pain.