Our Oakvile dentist, Dr. Amit Chaudhry, offers white fillings to replace silver or amalgam fillings.
Amalgam or metallic filling were the standard practice until not so long ago in dentistry. Amalgam was needed for its strength, especially on chewing surfaces and for large cavities. Unfortunately the material from which these fillings are composed can corrode and leak, blackening the filling, and often times the tooth. There are also people that have an allergy to mercury which is found in the silver amalgam.
If you have old metalic fillings, come in and see the Oakville family dentist, Dr. Amit Chaudhry, to talk about white fillings.
Composite, or white fillings, are made of a porcelain-like material that bonds to the tooth for a tight seal. The material is strong enough for chewing surfaces and lacks the sensitivity associated with amalgam fillings. White fillings are very durable, lasting several years without posing the threat of further damage.
Cosmetically, white fillings are stain-resistant and colour-matched to your natural tooth making them almost invisible. Further, white fillings are polished to ensure that the surface has the look, texture, and feel of a natural tooth. The material used in this cosmetic dental service is carved into the appropriate cavity shape while it is still soft, and then hardened with a curing light. Polishing ensures a smooth surface that looks and feels like your natural tooth.
If you would like to learn more about the cosmetic and health benefits of white fillings, click here to contact our Oakdale dental office.