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Dental Fillings

Cavities can be painful, and if you don’t get a filling, untreated decay can become larger, requiring more complex dental treatment, and the bacteria that cause cavities can spread to the rest of your mouth, potentially leading to even more cavities. 

The Dental Team provides dental fillings for people in Milton, Mississauga, Brampton, and Vaughan, Ontario at 10 convenient locations and we’re ready to help you.

Signs You Need a Dental Filling

Cavities form when sugars interact with bacteria on your teeth and make acids that dissolve your enamel. The cavities may form on the chewing surfaces, near the roots, or around existing fillings. Experiencing some or all of the following symptoms means you may need a filling: 

Tooth Sensitivity

Your teeth may feel pain or sensitivity when you eat hot, cold, or sugary foods. 

Dark Spots

Large cavities often look like dark spots on your teeth. You may also be able to feel the cavity with your tongue. 

Chipped or Fractured Tooth

Dental fillings can also fix chipped or fractured teeth or address damage to a previous filling. Intense or throbbing pain is another sign of a cavity. You may need emergency dental care if the pain is preventing you from sleeping or performing daily tasks. 


Intense or throbbing pain is another sign of a cavity. You may need emergency dental care if the pain is preventing you from sleeping or performing daily tasks.

Types of Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are artificial materials used to fill cavities or holes in the enamel of your teeth. The dentist removes decay from the tooth and then fills it with one of the following types of fillings: 

Silver Dental Fillings

Silver amalgam was the most popular choice for dental fillings for years because of its strength, but many people are moving away from silver amalgam because of its lack of aesthetic appeal. 

Composite Dental Fillings

Composite resin fillings closely match your teeth, making them an attractive option. They tend to cost more than silver amalgam fillings, though. 

Ceramic Dental Fillings

Ceramic dental fillings are attractive and durable, but they cost more than composite resin fillings because they are either milled onsite or fabricated in a dental laboratory. When they are made of porcelain, they can cause wear on the opposing teeth if they become rough. 

Dental fillings may also be made of gold or glass. Your dentist will help you identify the best filling for your situation based on your dental health, personal preferences, and dental insurance coverage

How much does it cost to fill a cavity?

The cost of getting a filling in Canada can vary depending on the type of filling you need and the dentist you visit. The average cost of a basic filling can be anywhere between $100-$300 plus associated cost. However, if you need a more complex type of filling, such as an inlay or an onlay, the cost can be significantly higher, up to $1,000 per filling. Additionally, if you need multiple cavities filled, the overall cost will be higher.  Of course, these are just estimates; the only way to know for sure how much your procedure will cost is to consult with a qualified dentist. 

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Images of teeth viewed here are for example purposes only and do not represent TDT clients.


Why the Dental Team Is Your Trusted Partner for Fillings


The Dental Team is a family-oriented dental practice, and people come to us for dental fillings for the following reasons: 

  • Ten convenient locations in Milton, Mississauga, Brampton, and Vaughan, serving the surrounding areas 
  • Extended hours 
  • Emergency dental services 
  • 35 dentists, including seven dental specialists 
  • Welcoming environment 
  • Satellite TVs with headphones so you don’t have to listen to drilling 
  • Help understanding your insurance coverage 

We believe that taking care of your dental health should be as easy and relaxing as possible, and we work hard to create a welcoming environment for our patients and their families. Contact us at The Dental Team today to set up an appointment for a dental filling. 

The Dental Team Is The GTA Go-To Source for Dental Fillings

We are honest, caring, detailed-oriented dentists. We also use digital X-ray equipment that allows us to diagnose the need for dental fillings quickly and accurately. 

Contact us at The Dental Team today to learn more about dental fillings

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