Tooth-Coloured Fillings Near You
Gold and silver amalgam fillings are not your only options if you need a cavity filled. The appearance of your teeth — even teeth with fillings — is an important part of your confidence and self-esteem. We offer tooth-coloured fillings near Cranston to ensure they seamlessly blend with the colour, translucency, and shape of your healthy teeth.
Tooth-Coloured Fillings in Calgary
A filling is used to treat tooth decay. Dentists in Calgary, AB inspect your teeth carefully for any signs of tooth decay during regular dental checkups. Where tooth decay is present, it may be removed along with some of the tooth’s structure to prevent the spread of decay or infection. Tiny openings or holes called cavities can also develop as the result of bacteria, poor oral hygiene, and as the result of sugary diets.
Traditionally, cavities have been treated using fillings made of mercury, zinc, silver, tin, and copper, which are referred to as “silver” fillings. Other traditional options include cast gold, glass, and porcelain. The increasing importance of cosmetic considerations has led to the increased use of composite plastic “white” fillings that are tooth-coloured to blend with your remaining healthy teeth. Our office provides tooth-coloured fillings near you and will be happy to answer any questions you may have on this treatment.
Composite tooth-coloured fillings are made of resins and silica fillers. They are appropriate for small and moderate-sized cavities. They offer the ability to hold up to the pressures of chewing, resistance to fracture, and durability. While silver fillings fill cavities in a single stage and appointment, tooth-coloured fillings may require additional steps. Tooth-coloured fillings can often be completed in a single step, but fillings to replace large volumes of tooth structure may need to be fabricated outside your dentist’s office and in a lab. Once fabricated, the tooth-coloured restoration will be bonded to your healthy tooth seamlessly in our office.
Advantages of Tooth-Coloured Fillings
- Tooth-coloured fillings are more aesthetically pleasing if the filling is located somewhere that will be easily visible since they can be crafted to blend seamlessly with your healthy teeth.
- The bonding of the composite materials to your healthy tooth can have a strengthening effect.
- Because they are mercury-free, tooth-coloured fillings are appropriate for pregnant women, unlike any filling that contains mercury.
If you are interested in learning more from a dental office that provides tooth-coloured fillings in Calgary, AB contact our team today. We are happy to offer tooth-coloured fillings near you.