Dental Fillings


Dental fillings are a standard general dental procedure that can be used to address minor tooth damage or tooth decay. Used to restore the stability of an infected tooth, dental fillings help to prevent further deterioration or tooth loss. Villanova Dental Studio uses only cosmetic white dental fillings for their aesthetic results and safety.


Dr. Barakat’s Stittsville dentist office has been metal free for over 7 years. We use metal-free fillings for the health and aesthetic benefits.

Villanova Dental Studio is a metal free dentist office in Kanata and Stittsville, Ottawa. Our dental fillings are made from high-quality composite resin and are colour matched to the natural tooth. White fillings are more aesthetically pleasing, durable and can prevent further damage to the tooth.

Cosmetic white fillings are:

  • Mercury free
  • Will not leach metal into surrounding areas
  • Do not expand and contract weakening teeth
  • Blend seamlessly with the smile for beautiful results

Dr. Barakat may recommend replacing old metal fillings with white resin fillings for a more aesthetically pleasing smile and improved dental health. Metal fillings, especially when in the “smile-zone” may cause a patient to feel self-conscious of their smile. Replacing metal fillings with white fillings can improve oral health and self-confidence.



The tooth filling procedure is completed with minimal discomfort and in one visit to our Kanata and Stittsville, ON dentist office. You may receive a local anesthetic for your optimal comfort during the filling.

The decay will be removed from the infected tooth. Then the tooth is cleaned and filled with a special composite filling that will be colour-matched to your tooth. Using a blue light, the material will be cured for a natural-looking and durable result.

Depending on how advanced the decay is, your Villanova dentist may recommend laser therapy for the treatment of tooth decay.


For patients with dental anxiety, we offer sedation dentistry options. Treating tooth decay can help patients avoid root canals or tooth extraction, and early diagnosis is essential. Using oral sedation or nitrous oxide, your dentist can help you completely relax so you may receive the dental care you need, anxiety-free.

Your dentist will discuss the benefits of sedation dentistry and your medical history, working with you to choose the option that is best for your safety and personal needs. We serve comprehensive dentistry in Kanata, Ottawa and surrounding communities. Visit us today.

What Are Dental Fillings?

Villanova Dental Studio provides reliable and tooth-saving dental fillings to Stittsville, ON, Kanata, and Ottawa patients. Dental fillings are one of the most common types of restorative dental procedures. They are used to treat cavities or tooth decay by filling in the space left after our dentist removes the decayed portion of the tooth. Fillings help restore the function and appearance of a damaged tooth. If you have a cavity, we can use various types of fillings. The most common include composite resin, gold, and porcelain. Each provides their own benefits, and our dentist can help you choose the best option.

How Do I Know If I Need a Composite Filling?

You should schedule a visit if you are experiencing pain or discomfort. We will use X-rays and other diagnostic equipment to determine the problem and the best treatment. By promptly addressing these concerns, you can ensure the long-term health and well-being of your teeth and maintain a radiant smile. Dental checkups are your best defense against cavities and significant tooth and gum decay. You can trust our dentist to place your compositive filling quickly and painlessly.

Is a Cavity Treatment Painful?

Cavity treatments are nothing to worry about. They’re relatively simple and painless, and our dentist can place them quickly. First, we numb the area with local anesthesia before removing the decayed portion of the tooth and filling it with the materials. At the most, you may experience some discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, but this should subside within a few days. Our dentist will send you home with plenty of knowledge about what to expect and how to prevent further cavities.

How Long Will This Type of Dental Restoration Last?

Fillings are one of the simplest and most effective dental restoration techniques. They are also durable and easy to replace if need to be. How long your filling lasts depends on various factors such as the type of material used, the location in the mouth, and your oral hygiene habits. For instance, on average, amalgam fillings can last 10-12 years while composite resin fillings can last 5-7 years. We can work with you to determine which type of filter is the best fit for your lifestyle and needs.

Are There Any Risks to Getting a Dental Filling?

There are minimal risks associated with dental fillings. You might experience an allergic reaction to certain filling materials, and there is a small risk of infection or damage to the tooth nerve during the procedure. However, these risks are rare and can be minimized by choosing the right materials and using our dentists’ experience and expertise.

Can I Eat Normally After Cavity Treatment?

However, it is important to avoid hard or sticky foods for the first 24 hours to allow the filling to set properly. Outside of this restriction, you can eat normally after getting a filling. Sometimes we can’t place a filling immediately and have to wait. In that case, we usually recommend you avoid certain foods until we can perform the procedure. Continue your oral hygiene habits after the procedure.

Can Fillings for Cavities Fall Out?

While it is uncommon, fillings for cavities can sometimes come loose or fall out.  Sometimes fillings come loose and fall out – though it is uncommon. Loose fillings occur due to wear and tear. If your filling has fallen out of the tooth, you are vulnerable to infection. Fortunately, replacing a filling is as simple a process as placing the original filling.

Are There Alternatives to Fillings?

There are some, but fillings are always the most effective and cheapest option. We offer a wide range of cosmetic dental procedures, and many of them work well in combination with dental fillings. If you feel it is time to make cosmetic improvements to your smile in addition to needed fillings, we can help. Some options include tooth-coloured fillings and inlays and onlays. Regardless of what we choose, you can rely on our dentist’s professionalism and ability to select the right restorative treatment for your needs.


No. You can never have too many fillings. It is always best to restore your teeth as soon as possible for a long-lasting healthy smile. All dentists agree that it is better to save a tooth by filling cavities rather than removing the tooth altogether.

Yes. A filling can be redone for a couple of reasons. Your filling can weaken over time and cause opportunity for further infection. If you have broken a filling, or it has fallen out due to mouth trauma, we can replace it in a single visit.

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