Kozovski Family Dentistry

Composite Fillings

A filling can help restore a tooth that’s been damaged by decay (cavity), and prevent it from further damage. After the cavity has been removed and the tooth has been cleaned, a composite filling will be put in the hole left behind to restore and repair the tooth. We offer our patients a natural-looking white filling solution so no one will ever be able to tell the difference! They’re very durable, but during each of your visits, we’ll monitor the area to ensure it’s still doing its job. With the proper care and oral hygiene, your filling can last many years.  

What Is A Cavity?

A cavity is bacteria that has broken down your tooth’s enamel.

Bacteria exists all over your mouth so that when we eat food it can be broken down. The break down of food releases a byproduct of acid. That acid breaks down the enamel of your teeth. Diets high in acid and carbohydrates such as sugar, can lead to significant cavities in the mouth. 

A cavity is a hole that varies in size. It can get worse over time if it’s not treated, so it’s best to get it taken care of as soon as possible. Anyone can get a cavity, even toddlers as young as two. Over time, if it’s not looked after, it can cause pain and discomfort, tooth abscesses, chewing issues, and tooth loss. 

What Is A Filling Made Out Of?

There are a few different kinds of filling materials. Older generations are probably more familiar with silver fillings, but thanks to modern dentistry, we can fill the removed cavity with a white composite resin material that will look and feel like your natural teeth. They also provide more support for your teeth and prevent it from further damage, although fillings will not prevent gum disease, so following the proper dental hygiene routine is very important. Composite fillings can also be used to repair cracks or chips.

How Long Do Fillings Last?

Fillings can last a long time but varies on the individual depending on their oral habits. For examples, their diet, the type of food they consume, how frequently they eat, the natural ph of their mouth and salvia, the type of bacteria in their mouth, their homecare habits and how regularly they visit their dental hygienist for a professional cleaning.

Fillings can crack, chip, break, or wear away over time, particularly if you grind or clench your teeth at night, eat very hard foods, or depending on your lifestyle such as the sports you play. If this occurs, you should call our office immediately to repair the filling.

Will My Dental Insurance Cover A Filling?

Every patient may have different dental insurance plans, but they will typically cover the cost of a  basic procedure which a filling falls under, whether it be a certain percentage or set price. If you’d like us to contact your insurance for a request on how much will be covered, we’d be happy to help you do so!

How To Tell You Have A Cavity

The best way to determine if you have a cavity is by having a dentist exam in your teeth. They will use a combination of their eyes and a dental x-ray (if needed) in addition to listening to your symptoms.  

A few symptoms that may give a clue that you have a cavity

  • Sensitivity when eating, drinking, or brushing
  • Pain when biting or chewing 
  • A rough feeling when you run your tongue over it
  • A visible hole 

If you notice any of these issues, it’s best to get it taken care of right away. Not having a cavity taken care of can cause decay to spread across the whole tooth, and even into the root at which point, a root canal or a tooth extraction will be needed instead and are more complex procedures than receiving a filling!

When It’s Time For A Crown

If the cavity has taken a large portion of your tooth, we can prepare your tooth to receive a crown, or “cap”. Dental crowns are a solution to resorting a tooth that has a large portion of it missing or damaged that a white filling cannot sufficiently repair.  They’re custom-made and fit right over your existing tooth to prevent further damage and increase longevity of the tooth. They’re also completely natural-looking. The dentist will discuss which material is best for your tooth so that they are durable, long lasting, and have a natural result.


Years Of Experience

We are more than honoured to continue to serve the Markham and Scarborough area for over two generations now.

Professional Service

 We pride ourselves on exceptional patient care and customer satisfaction.   


We’re a family-centred dental office, therefore, family means a lot to us. Allow us to welcome your family into ours.

Modern Technology

Dental technology is constantly evolving, therefore, so is our practice! Our equipment is always the latest in the industry.

We offer a wide range of services for every stage of life.

Looking for a family-oriented dentistry office that can help every member of your family? Our services are meant to ensure your optimal oral health. From toddlers, teenagers, adults and seniors, we offer general cleaning and preventive services, cosmetic dentistry, denture care, tooth extractions, orthodontic care, and more. 

If you’re a new patient and are curious about all the services we offer, we’d be more than happy to discuss them with you through a consultation in our comfortable office.

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Monday 9:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Wednesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Friday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Every other Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Scarborough office

Monday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Tuesday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Thursday 12:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Every other Saturday 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM