Cavities are a common consequence of tooth decay and one that is readily and effectively resolved by filling the affected tooth. Effective as fillings are, many people are disappointed by how obvious they can look in your mouth. Your dentist can provide you with an alternative: tooth-coloured fillings in Calgary, AB that blend naturally with the colour, translucency, and shape of your healthy teeth.
Tooth-Coloured Fillings Near You
Fillings are an essential part of treatment for tooth decay. Every dental checkup includes a careful inspection of your teeth for any signs of tooth decay. Any tooth decay that is found is removed, leaving behind small cavities in your tooth. Cavities can also emerge as a result of sugary diets and poor oral hygiene habits.
A cavity left behind after the removal of decay or any tooth material or caused by poor oral hygiene and sugary diet needs to be filled and sealed to avoid it being filled by bacteria. Traditional fillings are made with a combination — an amalgam — of mercury, zinc, silver, tin, and copper. Those traditional fillings are often called silver fillings because they contain a small amount of silver and because they look silver in appearance. One significant downside of silver fillings is how glaring and obvious they are in your mouth. If you are concerned about the cosmetic appearance of your fillings, we offer composite plastic “white” fillings. They’re not precisely white but are tooth-coloured to blend perfectly with your remaining healthy teeth.
Tooth-coloured fillings in Calgary, AB provided at our office, are made of resins and silica fillers are ideal for small and moderate cavities. They hold up well to the pressures exerted while chewing. They are resistant to fracture and highly durable. Depending on the size of the cavity being filled, a white filling may need to be formed in a lab off-site, then bonded to your tooth in our office.
Three Benefits of Receiving Tooth-Coloured Fillings in Walden
- Tooth-coloured fillings near you available at our office, are more aesthetically pleasing and subtle than traditional amalgam fillings.
- Tooth-coloured fillings are ideal for small and moderate-sized cavities. Filling higher volume cavities with white fillings may require that the filling be made in a laboratory, then bonded to your tooth in our office.
- Tooth-coloured fillings contain no mercury.
If you are looking for tooth-coloured fillings in Legacy, our office provides tooth-coloured fillings near you.