Tooth Coloured Fillings

Smileville Dental offers a variety of different fillings, and depending on how hard you bite down, where the cavity is, and cost, Smileville Dental will recommend an option that is right for you.

Which specific fillings do we offer? Smileville Dental offers composite fillings, glass ionomer, and porcelain fillings. What are some advantages and disadvantages of each? Please read below for details from the Canadian Dental Association.
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Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are also called plastic or white fillings and are beneficial as they are the same colour as your natural teeth. They are cost effective and can be done in one appointment.

How does Dr. Talwar complete a composite filling? At Smileville Dental we carefully remove all present decay and insert a bonding material for the composite resin. After using a UV light, the composite resin hardens and is then strategically shaped just like your tooth to ensure a healthy bite. Make sure to call our clinic for a consultation or dental exam before booking unless referred by another clinic.


  • These fillings will be the same colour as your natural teeth.
  • They cost less than gold fillings.
  • They are direct fillings, so they can be done in one appointment, in most cases.


  • This kind of filling can break more easily than amalgam or gold fillings, and may not last as long.
  • Composite fillings cost more than amalgam fillings.
  • Recurrent decay is more of a problem than with amalgam or gold fillings.

Glass Ionomer Materials

Glass Ionomer materials are the same colour as your natural teeth, contain fluoride to prevent reoccurring decay, and are completed in one simple appointment.

Glass Ionomer fillings are not as strong as other fillings and typically cost more than amalgam fillings but do present a variety of other benefits when compared to alternatives. After your dental exam, Dr.  Talwar will know exactly what type of filling is right for you. Smileville’s number one focus is to have your oral health at its optimum level.


  • These fillings are the same colour as your natural teeth.
  • They contain fluoride, which helps stop recurrent decay in the tooth.
  • They do not have to be put in layer by layer; thus, they are simpler to put in than composite resins.
  • They are direct fillings and can be done in one appointment, in most cases.
  • They cost less than gold fillings.


  • They are not as strong and will not last as long as other fillings.
  • They would need replacement in the future as they are considered interim restorative material.
  • They cost more than amalgam fillings.

Porcelain Materials

Porcelain materials are another most common type of filling restoration material because of their longevity and ability to withstand daily wear. Two elements to consider when scheduling your porcelain restorations are: two appointments are needed to finalize the porcelain restorations, and it may cost more than other available fillings.

Which filling is right for me? Smileville Dental will care for you every step of the way to ensure you feel safe and comfortable during your dental cavity filling. There is no need to stress about which filling is right for you. Dr. Talwar will provide the applicable options and advise you with what he thinks is best.


  • Dental porcelain is the same colour as natural teeth.
  • These fillings last a long time.


  • For teeth that bite down hard - like molars - porcelain might not be a good choice as they can break.
  • They are indirect fillings, so at least two appointments will be needed.
  • They cost more than most other types of fillings.

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