|Do you have silver fillings in your smile?
Do they cause you to hide your teeth when you speak?
Are you allergic to metallic fillings?
Amalgam or metallic filling were the standard practice until not so long ago in dentistry. The amalgam was needed for its strength, especially on chewing surfaces and for large cavities. While these fillings made the cavity completely obvious, the material which they are composed of can corrode and leak, blackening the silver, and often the tooth. There are also people that have an allergy to mercury which is found in the silver amalgam.
If you’re unhappy with the silver in your smile, talk to Dr. Tsang and his dental teams about white fillings.
White or Composite fillings are made of a porcelain-like material that actually 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 colour-matched to your natural tooth making the almost invisible. Furthermore, 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 apropriate 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.
Feel free to speak with us at our North York and Toronto Beaches locations about these tooth-coloured cosmetic filling during your next visit.