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Tooth Colored Fillings in Alberta, Metal does not have to be part of your smile.
Fillings made from ceramics can help out a tooth in trouble due to decay or injury, or replace outdated fillings that have caused tooth damage. At SouthCentre Dental Clinic in Calgary, Dr. Cload provides tooth-colored fillings so patients can restore original tooth strength and protect teeth from decay and damage. The composite material we use for our white fillings is completely safe and does not carry some of the risks that metal fillings can.
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.
The White Filling Procedure
The white filling procedure is simple. First, any decay is removed from the damaged tooth. Then, the tooth is prepared with a mild solution. The composite material is placed layer by layer, and then hardened with light technology. The filling is then shaped and polished. You’re left with a newer, stronger tooth that can last several years.
For patients who have larger areas of decay than can be corrected with a white filling, a porcelain onlay or inlay may offer a better alternative.
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.
White Fillings in Calgary Will tooth-coloured fillings look natural?
The composite material used by Dr. Cload to fill cavities is extremely natural-looking and blends in well with natural enamel. The filling material can be customized to match your tooth shade for a result that provides subtle tooth improvement. Many of our patients who replace old metal fillings with white ones are very happy with their new smile appearance.
Why should I choose SouthCentre Dental Clinic for my fillings?
We treat every patient with the kindness and compassion we feel you deserve. We’ll take the time to answer all your questions and deliver honest, straightforward answers. Here, you can also expect our sense of humour to help make your visit fun and memorable. Learn more about our practice.
How long will white fillings last?
The key to longevity is placement and good dental hygiene. They can last as long, as metal fillings.
When should metal fillings be replaced?
Patients who seek out metal filling replacement may do so because their metal filling has weakened the tooth, is leaking, or has caused cracks in the enamel. You may also wish to replace metal with composite fillings in order to create a more attractive, uniform smile.
Please see our Composite Fillings Questions page for more details.
Learn more about white fillings / tooth colored fillings from the great team at Southcentre Dental Clinic. We’re here to help you find your perfect smile solution. Get started by contacting our Calgary, Alberta, practice today for your new patient consultation.