The type of dental filling material and placement technique affects the quality of your dental work. For our patient’s wellbeing and outstanding cosmetic results, Dr. Hawryluk Jr. uses the latest generation of dental filling products available.
Dr. Hawryluk Jr. has partnered with the dental material company GC for over a decade and has placed thousands of beautiful and robust white fillings. With nearly 100 years of experience in dental materials, GC is known worldwide for its groundbreaking technology. Now its new G-aenial injectable composites are available in Canada–this is an innovative material that allows Dr. Hawryluk to contour dental fillings, so they appear completely natural. At the same time, they provide a durable and long-lasting aesthetic tooth restoration.
To create this new category of dental filling material, GC combined high-density resin with ultrafine particles (less than 150 nanometers in size). With new saline coverage coating technology, these fine particles are dispersed homogeneously within the resin matrix. The results are a dental material with ideal adaptation to your tooth, bountiful strength, and eye-catching esthetics.
Dr. Hawryluk can create beautiful dental fillings with this material due to its creamy consistency, excellent viscosity, and thixotropy. He finds it highly shapable, and patients love the esthetics of new dental restorative.
Photo A: Dental Composite filling done with older type filling material, which has broken down shortly after placement.
Photo B: Repair by Dr. Hawryluk using latest generation of filling material. Notice how well-sealed and glossy the finish is.
Another advantage of G-aenial injectable composites is its strength and durability. Some other brands of dental composites contain larger particles that can be easily plucked from the surface when exposed to forces in the mouth. However, G-aenial injectable composites have a very high wear resistance due to its smaller uniformly distributed particles. Ultimately this means that St. Lawrence Dentistry can offer you a filing that will be durable and natural-looking for many years. Compared to other products, G-aenial injectable composites exhibits very high flexural strength, which means a lower risk of chipping or fracture. Consequently, Dr. Hawryluk can fix more by simple dental fillings instead of needing more invasive and expensive dental crown/porcelain treatments.
Further adding to the durability of the material is its low shrinkage level, which reduces the chance a secondary cavity could form at the interface of the tooth and the material. Filling placed at St. Lawrence Dentistry typically lasts for many decades, and this material will further amplify this track record.
Excellent adaptability and strength are not the only advantages this product offers. This new material gives you excellent gloss retention as well. You can have that super beautiful look to your front teeth and a smooth surface to the back teeth where plaque falls off. Even after extensive abrasion from brushing, your fillings placed by Dr. Hawryluk Jr. will maintain an excellent gloss over time. You will also appreciate the fact that this material is highly resistant to discoloration. In experiments, even after the material was immersed in 2% curry extract and a 2% coffee solution, the G-aenial injectable composite retained its integrity and color. You will not need to worry again about fillings discoloring from food if you have your teeth fixed with these advanced materials at St. Lawrence Dentistry.
Older legacy composite filling materials are still on the dental market in Canada contain larger particles. These particles may be plucked from the surface, leaving an uneven surface with significant gaps. Light will scatter irregularly off these old materials, and the gloss is easily lost. Rest assured, St. Lawrence Dentistry does not use these still prevalent past generation materials.
The new generation of filling material is excellent for pediatric dentistry or children’s dentistry. Now Dr. Hawryluk never has to do the traditional stainless steel crown treatment on children’s teeth. The new filling material properties are so good there is no need for pediatric crown placement. Dr. Hawryluk can also get the procedure done more efficiently with these new products, which is essential for children with a low attention span. No crowns and easier placement has resulted in fewer children needing general anesthetic (sleep dentistry), which makes parents happy.
In conclusion, between Dr. Hawryluk Jr.’s attention to detail and the new generation of dental materials, St. Lawrence Dentistry has what you’re looking for in a dental experience.