Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings Restore Your Oral Health Without Affecting Your Appearance
Dr. Patrick Casey provides restorative treatments using tooth-colored dental fillings at his Montreal, QC, practice. This technique incorporates the strength of modern dental materials in a natural-looking restoration, returning form and function to areas of your smile affected by tooth decay. Tooth-colored fillings use composite resin to fill cavities without compromising your appearance or the integrity of your tooth. Metal amalgam fillings detract from your appearance and can actually weaken your tooth over time. Our tooth-colored fillings can provide strength that is comparable to metal fillings without further damaging your teeth.
Addressing Tooth Decay with Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth decay is an easily treatable condition in its early stages. We can remove the decay and repair the tooth with composite resin filling in one simple procedure. As tooth decay advances, treatment becomes more problematic. A deep cavity may require a root canal to effectively eliminate the decay and potential infection. If the root canal is unsuccessful in eliminating the problem, it may be necessary to extract the tooth and replace it with another restoration such as a dental implant or bridge.
Tooth-colored fillings use composite resin to fill cavities without compromising your appearance or the integrity of your tooth.
Your oral health is closely tied to your overall health. Advanced tooth decay and gum disease have both been linked to heart disease and other serious conditions. It is important to not only seek early treatment for tooth decay, but to choose a strong and natural restorative option. Some patients opt for metal fillings because they are less expensive, however, they can cause more harm to the tooth in the future. We always recommend tooth-colored fillings to our patients because they will strengthen the natural tooth and bond more securely on a molecular level.
Placement of Custom-Made Fillings
To prepare your tooth for a filling, Dr. Casey will use a state-of-the-art dental laser to remove areas affected by decay. He will disinfect the tooth and then fill the tooth with the composite resin mixture. To harden the liquid resin, he will use an ultraviolet (UV) light. He will then shape the filling as needed to ensure it does not cause any alignment issues with your bite. If you have old amalgam fillings and would like to have them replaced, we can determine whether your a good candidate for a new restoration as well.
Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Tooth-colored fillings offer numerous benefits over amalgam fillings. Metal amalgam fillings contain mercury, which many people prefer not to have placed in their body. Although strong, amalgam fillings usually cause more damage to the tooth over time due to their constant expansion and contraction with temperature changes. Tooth-colored fillings use composite resin, a non-toxic material, to repair your tooth. Composite resin is strong and durable, and can last for many years with proper care.
Amalgam fillings are noticeable, even on the back molars. Our tooth-colored fillings are matched to the natural shade of your enamel. This means that your fillings will be virtually invisible to the naked eye, so you can enjoy a healthier smile without compromising your appearance.
Schedule Your Appointment Today
If you are in need of a filling, do not hesitate to contact our office and schedule an appointment. The sooner we can provide treatment, the better we can preserve your smile.