Tooth Colored Fillings

Fillings made from ceramics can help out a tooth in trouble due to decay or injury, or replace outdated fillings that have caused tooth damage.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, we offer high quality dental fillings in Calgary. Dr. Silver 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. Talk to our caring staff to learn more about the treatments available for composite fillings in Calgary.

Tooth Colored Fillings in Calgary

Why Do You Need Dental Fillings?

When a tooth is damaged or decayed, our experienced team at Southcentre Dental will need to remove a portion of your tooth. Eliminating the decayed area keeps the problem contained and prevents the decay from spreading to other areas of your tooth and causing a serious infection.
Additionally, a tooth that has been weakened by decay has a higher risk of additional damage.

These problems can be avoided by replacing the missing part of the tooth with dental fillings. The most common reason why dental fillings are recommended is to repair the cracked, broken,
or worn-down section of the tooth. Not only do dental fillings strengthen the structure of a damaged tooth, but this treatment is also beneficial to restore the appearance.

Your confidence can be renewed when the damaged tooth is repaired. Our dental clinic offers tooth colored fillings in Calgary to improve and beautify your smile.

Common Types of Dental Fillings

Various types of materials can be used for dental fillings, but the long-term results vary depending on the quality of materials used. Teeth can be filled with:






Composite resin


Silver amalgam


Tooth-colored plastic

In the past, silver amalgam (made of mercury mixed with copper, zinc, tin, and silver) was a popular choice. But health concerns have been discovered related to amalgam fillings in the mouth, which is why many dentists no longer recommend this material for dental fillings. In fact, it is common for patients to visit a dentist so the silver fillings can be removed and replaced with tooth-colored fillings.

The Many Benefits of Tooth Colored Fillings

Our experienced team at Southcentre Dental offers tooth colored fillings in Calgary as a preferred treatment. Not only do these natural colors improve the overall aesthetics of your smile, but you can enjoy many advantages:

Color Match: At Southcentre Dental, we offer composite fillings in Calgary that are selected to match the color of your existing teeth. The goal is to minimize the distinction between the natural tooth and the dental restoration.

Chemical Bonding: The process of placing a dental filling uses tooth bonding technology, helping to strengthen the overall structure of the tooth. As a result, you can expect long-term results from the treatment.

Customization: We work hard to personalize the treatments for every patient. Tooth colored fillings are versatile and can be used to repair teeth that have been worn, chipped, broken, or damaged by decay.

We provide quality services for dental fillings in Calgary. There’s no reason to feel nervous about your dental treatment. Our team offers a comfortable, relaxing environment and a skilled team, giving you confidence in the quality of treatments that are offered.

Metal does not have to be part of your smile.

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. Silver 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. Silver can replace these old materials with stronger, safer and more aesthetically pleasing ceramic restorations.

Fillings FAQ

Will tooth-coloured fillings look natural?

The composite material used by Dr. Silver 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 dental fillings in Calgary?

We treat every patient with the kindness and compassion we feel you deserve. We’ll take the time to answer all your questions about tooth colored fillings in Calgary. We always 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.

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.

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