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Visit Our Victoria Dental Office for Durable, Tooth-Coloured Fillings

Metal-Free Fillings

When it comes to restoring damaged teeth, Dr. Crapo & Associates often use composite resin, a versatile filling material. Because composite fillings don’t contain mercury and match the colour of natural teeth, they’re ideal for repairing decayed, chipped, cracked, worn, and broken teeth, as well as to correct gaps between teeth.

Composite fillings are durable and can last for many years. They can be placed in just one appointment, you won’t have to come see us to have them replaced for a very long time. Contact Dr. Crapo & Associates to find out more about getting composite fillings in Victoria. 

Composite Fillings and Restorative Dentistry 

While composite fillings offer a beautiful tooth-coloured result, they are still considered restorative dentistry rather than cosmetic. This is because the filling itself is required as a repair or replacement for a decayed, damaged, broken, or missing tooth. In other words, a composite filling restores a tooth’s function. Of course, the wonderful advantage of composite fillings is that they are both functional and beautiful at the same time.

FAQs About Composite Fillings 

What are composite fillings?
Composite fillings are tooth-coloured fillings that use a specifically designed resin that blends with the colour of your teeth and does not contain mercury. 


Who can have composite filling treatment?
Almost anyone who has a cavity, broken tooth, or deteriorated filling can have a composite filling treatment. To find out if you are indeed a candidate,
contact Dr. Crapo & Associates in Victoria. 

How are composite fillings different from other types of fillings?
Besides being tooth-coloured, composite fillings are different from other fillings in that they bond directly to the tooth. They are applied in thin layers that are hardened with a special light. Composite fillings are then shaped and polished, so they blend in with the rest of your teeth both in terms of appearance and function. 


Are composite fillings durable?
Composite fillings are very durable because they adhere to a tooth’s surface, which gives the filling extra support to withstand pressure. Furthermore, since composite, or tooth-coloured, fillings and do not expand and contract very much there is little cracking.


How long do composite fillings last?
Tooth-coloured, composite fillings commonly last longer than 10 years.



Realigned jaw

When Dave first came to visit us about the discomfort in his jaw, he was suffering from something more common than most people realize. The pain stemmed from an alignment problem and was restricting him from even opening his mouth wide enough to eat properly. Without resorting to invasive surgery techniques, Dave underwent a rehabilitation program that gradually moved his jaw back to proper alignment.

“I was having some jaw problems and headache problems. I went to see [Dr. Crapo] and he confirmed with X-rays that… my jaw was out of alignment. It was about a 2-year process… but I got the latest model of splints [for my jaw], and I found him very creative. You feel welcome at the front end… and everyone’s just been excellent I’ve found.”

- Dave

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