Tooth Colored Fillings Instead of Amalgam
Tooth colored fillings are beautiful to look at and better for your teeth. According to Sturm & Associates, tooth colored fillings are biocompatible and much healthier than amalgam as well. A smile that you feel good about is important, but having a healthy one is vital as well.
What are Tooth Colored Fillings?
Tooth colored fillings also referred to as composite or white fillings are made from a variety of materials including dental resin, ceramic, porcelain, plastic, glass and silica particles. These biocompatible materials are soft when used allowing one of the dentists from Sturm & Associates to fill the cavity without compromising the healthy part of the tooth.
Tooth Colored Fillings Safer than Amalgam?
As previously mentioned, the materials used for tooth colored fillings are soft. With silver amalgam fillings, your dentist in Yorkville must alter your tooth to make the filling fit. This means some removal of the healthy part of the tooth.
Tooth colored fillings are also safer because they do not contain any metal. Silver amalgam fillings are a combination of silver, other metals and mercury. Although amalgam fillings are deemed safe, they will break down over time. This could cause leaky fillings.
The Problem with Silver Amalgam Fillings
Silver fillings contract and expand with temperature fluctuations. This means more pressure on the filling. With those fluctuations come cracks and chips. Just because you have a filling, doesn’t mean the healthy part of the tooth can’t get cavities.
Cracked and chipped amalgam fillings mean more risk to the healthy part of the tooth. If that isn’t bad enough, leaky fillings could also be exposing you to mercury, which is toxic.
Tooth Colored Fillings for Life
Tooth colored fillings have a bad reputation for not being as strong as silver amalgam fillings. However, thanks to modern dental technology your composites can last for a decade or more as long as you practice good oral hygiene and schedule regular dental checkups with Sturm & Associates.
White Fillings Just Look Better
Health and safety aside, tooth colored fillings just look better. If you are one of those people who smile big, chances are your silver is showing as well as the rest of your mouth.
Tooth colored fillings are matched to the rest of the tooth and look just like the rest of your smile. In fact, your dentist in Toronto will be the only one who knows you have a mouth full of fillings.
Tooth Colored Fillings in Toronto
If you would like to learn more about tooth colored fillings or silver amalgam filling replacement, call or click and schedule a no obligation consultation with Sturm & Associates today.