Cavities are a serious issue when left undiagnosed and untreated, which is why dentists recommend routine recall visits and examinations at least every six months for patients of all ages. Dr. Karen Ho of Dentistry on Parkdale in Hamilton, Ontario, encourages patients diagnosed with a cavity to choose fillings to address it. Filings are the go-to method for treating areas of tooth decay, and our team is pleased to provide composite resin fillings, or tooth-coloured fillings, just for this purpose.
Composite resin fillings are one of the most desirable ways of addressing tooth decay and ensuring protection against further damage to the tooth. This same material is used to help repair teeth imperfections, such as chips, cracks, and gaps, making it a versatile solution for a wide range of concerns.
Dr. Karen Ho is a dentist who focuses on ensuring all treatments are natural-looking and conservative. When patients visit her with a cavity or tooth decay, fillings are often recommended. At her practice, she focuses on providing fillings formulated with a composite resin material. This material is safe and effective at addressing dental caries, reducing the risk of cavity growth and damage to the natural tooth structure.
Other dentists in the Hamilton, Ontario, area may provide alternative materials for fillings, such as silver amalgam fillings. However, this material is known to be toxic to the human body due to its high mercury content. It can leave patients at risk of mercury toxicity and neurological concerns, which is why we avoid using it and can provide replacement with composite resin for patients who want to remove it.
Residents in and around the Hamilton, Ontario, area interested in treating cavities with composite resin fillings are welcome to book an appointment with Dr. Karen Ho and her team at Dentistry on Parkdale.
We are open to new patients and families and invite you to take the time to learn more about the general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services available.
Dr. Karen Ho is a trusted dentist serving patients of all ages in Hamilton, Ontario. Having studied at prestigious institutes such as McMaster University and University of Toronto and trained at Hartford Hospital (General Practice Residency), she opened her private practice in 2003.
Dr. Ho is committed to lifelong learning as she believes that she can serve her community better by constantly updating herself. She is affiliated with many professional organisations like the Academy of General Dentistry, Institute for Clinical Practice of Pediatric Dentistry, The Dawson Academy Study Club, Niagara Peninsula Dental Diagnostic Study Club, Hamilton Chapter of the Seattle Study Club (Founding Member), and Boston and Tufts Universities.