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White Fillings in CalgaryMetal restorations have many beneficial qualities, but it cannot be altered to match your tooth shade, making it obvious that you’ve had dental work done. Composite and porcelain fillings more closely match your natural tooth shade.
The Downside of Metal
Metal fillings are composed of mercury, silver, and other metals. The metals respond to changes in temperature, expanding with heat and contracting when exposed to cold. These changes can lead to enamel damage, not only compromising the function of the tooth, the tooth structure may become more vulnerable to decay and eventually fracture. Although it is not common , teeth damaged by old fillings may require a porcelain crown to restore strength if fracture of the supporting dentine has occurred.
A Better Alternative
Gold is strong and durable , but some find its aesthetics poor as it does not blend in with their natural teeth. White fillings, porcelain crowns and bridges no longer have to be made of gold or mercury amalgam. Dr. Cload can do metal filling removal and replacement to help you create a more beautiful and healthy smile. Replacing your mercury-silver fillings with beautiful, natural looking tooth strengthening porcelain will give you fantastic results.
Now with the latest generation of cosmetic dental materials available, Dr. Cload can replace these old materials with stronger, safer and more aesthetically pleasing ceramic restorations.
If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of porcelain and composite dental materials, Dr. Cload and his smile makeover team offer new patient consultations. Dr. Cload can take a look at any previous dental work you’ve had done and give you a recommendation on the best way to improve your smile. Our dental team will also take digital images of your mouth and do a thorough evaluation of your dental health. We know that you are thinking ,"why take photographs of my teeth?" By taking these photographs and showing them on our monitors you can actually see what is happening to your old fillings and restorations. It's not like the old days where dentists would look in your mouth and tell you what you need,now you can see for yourself As they say a picture is worth a thousand words.
If you have questions about metal fillings or any other cosmetic dentistry topics, feel to submit your question online.
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