Having a cavity does not mean you have to put up with glaringly obvious silver fillings in your mouth and smile. If you require a filling, you have more options than gold or silver fillings. Your dentist can provide tooth-coloured “white” fillings that blend naturally with the shape, colour, and translucency of your healthy, natural teeth.
Tooth-Coloured Fillings Near You
Fillings are an essential solution for the regrettable consequences of tooth decay. Every regular dental checkup involves a careful inspection of your teeth for the signs of tooth decay. Your dentist will remove tooth decay found to make sure that decay and infection don’t spread. That process leaves you with a hole in your tooth called a cavity. Cavities can also develop naturally due to a sugary diet and poor oral hygiene that allows the accumulation of bacteria.
Unfilled cavities invite the accumulation of bacteria and further damage to your tooth. You no longer have to settle for “amalgam” fillings made up of a combination of copper, mercury, silver, and tin. They are often referred to as “silver” fillings because they appear silver in your mouth. (Silver isn’t the only traditional material for filling cavities. Others include porcelain, cast gold, and glass.) Silver fillings are not subtle, though, and can undermine your appearance. We offer composite plastic tooth-coloured fillings in Calgary, AB that are often called “white” fillings. The foremost advantage of white fillings is how well they blend naturally and discreetly with your other healthy teeth.
Tooth-coloured fillings in Calgary, AB are made from silicone fillers and resins and are ideally suited for small and moderate cavities due to their durability and resistance to pressure and risk of fracture. White fillings can, depending on the size of the cavity being filled, take longer to be placed than a silver filling. Silver fillings dry quickly and can be created in a single appointment. Depending on the volume of tooth structure being replaced by a white filling, it may need more than one layer or even to be made offsite in a lab before being bonded seamlessly to your tooth in your dentist’s office.
Three Advantages of Tooth-Coloured Fillings
- They blend nearly invisibly with your healthy teeth.
- Their composite materials strengthen your tooth.
- Unlike silver fillings, tooth-coloured fillings near you contain no mercury.