In the past, decayed teeth have always been filled with amalgam, a dental material that appears steel grey and unsightly. Nowadays, white resin composite fillings have become the most popular restorative materials. The most obvious advantage of a tooth coloured filling is that when done well, it blends in with your tooth enamel and does not stand out at all. We will choose a shade of white to match your teeth so no one can even notice them.
At Lakes Boulevard Dental, we believe that modern tooth coloured fillings provide better results by combining both aesthetics and durability. While controversy exists around the mercury component of amalgam fillings, many people prefer to avoid them as a precautionary measure, especially when patients have metal allergies.
Here at Lakes Boulevard Dental, we use composite resins to reshape and rebuild damaged teeth in many different ways, including to close gaps between teeth, rebuild worn down teeth, disguise tooth stains and to straighten crooked teeth.
Your tooth may need to be anesthetized first to allow the dentist to work on it without causing you any pain. The tooth is first cleaned thoroughly, and all bacteria are removed with an acid etch. Then an intricate set of steps are taken with care to ensure the filling material is bonded and “glued” to your tooth.
When it is complete, we use a curing light to set the resin hard and test your bite to ensure that opposing teeth fit together comfortably.
There are a number of different cosmetic alternatives we can use to restore your broken teeth.
If you would like to learn more about tooth-coloured fillings or other cosmetic options, contact us today. We are more than happy to take you through the options, costs and what is best for your specific concerns.