For many years, the standard in the dental industry for fillings was a metal amalgam. Even today, there are still some dentists out there that utilize this form of filling. Most dentists, including Dr. Sam Gupta of Mount Royal Dental in Burlington, Ontario, prefer white composite fillings. Not only is this form of filling material non-toxic, but it can also be matched to the shade of your tooth. Composite fillings are great for those with metal allergies, and you do not have to worry about the drawback of mercury, which is present in amalgam.
If you have tooth decay or damage, Dr. Sam Gupta will examine your tooth to establish whether it can be restored with a filling. If the damage is extensive, you may need a dental crown.
Installing composite fillings is a one-visit appointment. After numbing your gums, we remove a small portion of the decayed part and fill it with composite resin. Then we use a curing light to harden the composite resin, after which we shape and polish your teeth for a stunning smile.
Since composite resin is easily moulded, you may think it isn’t long-lasting. While composite resin is metal-free, it’s durable enough to last for over ten years with proper care. Better yet, composite fillings are strong enough to treat cavities in your posterior teeth, where the stress of chewing and grinding is immense.
While metal fillings are shunned for their safety record, that’s hardly the only drawback. Silver-coloured fillings don’t blend with your smile—they are dark-coloured, making them stand out whenever you open your mouth. In contrast, composite fillings are natural-looking. They are hard to distinguish from your natural teeth.
The other benefits of composite fillings include:
Are you looking for dental fillings that treat your tooth decay or damage without compromising your safety? Consider metal-free dental fillings from Mount Royal Dental in Burlington, Ontario. Please call (905) 581-9912 today for an appointment.