If you require a filling, you have more options than gold or silver fillings that can stand out quite prominently in your mouth. If preserving the natural appearance of your smile is important to your confidence and self-esteem, tooth-coloured “white” fillings blend in naturally with the shape, colour, and translucency of your healthy, natural teeth. Tooth-coloured fillings in Sundance allows you to smile with confidence! Contact us today to learn more about tooth-coloured fillings near you.
Tooth-Coloured Fillings Near You
Every regular dental checkup involves a careful inspection of your teeth for the signs of tooth decay. If tooth decay is found, your dentist will remove that decay and some structure from your tooth 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.
Unless filled, those cavities are invitations for the accumulation of bacteria and further damage to your tooth. There was a time when every person had 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. Their number one advantage is that they blend naturally and discreetly with your other healthy teeth.
Tooth-coloured fillings in Calgary, AB are made from silicon fillers and resins and are ideally suited for small and moderate cavities due to their durability and resistance to pressure and risk of fracture. The process of getting a tooth-coloured filling near you can be different from traditional silver fillings. 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.
Three Advantages of Tooth-Coloured Fillings
The following are advantages of receiving tooth-coloured fillings near you:
- Tooth-coloured fillings are crafted to blend nearly invisibly with your healthy teeth.
- Composite materials that make up a white filling bond to and strengthen your tooth.
- Tooth-coloured fillings near you contain no mercury, meaning that they are safe for pregnant women (unlike silver fillings that do contain some mercury).
If you are interested in filling a cavity, contact our dental clinic today to determine if tooth-coloured fillings in Sundance are right for you. At Chaparral Dental Wellness, we offer tooth-coloured fillings near you!