South Surrey Restorative Dentist Uses Composite Fillings For Best Results

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 | by

So you need a filling or restoration. What now?

Well, the first thing that you need to do is to find a dentist who can provide you with the type of restorative dentistry that you want and need. You may not know this, but there are actually different filling options out there, and the treatment that you choose can have long-term consequences for your smile.

Today our South Surrey dentist office is going to be reviewing different restorative materials for your smile.

Traditional Choice

It used to be that patients did not really have options when they needed fillings. In the past, almost all fillings were amalgam—meaning that they were made from a combination of metals. Commonly amalgam fillings combined copper, tin, silver, and mercury in different formulations.

Many people actively avoid mercury/amalgam fillings, and/or have their existing metal fillings replaced, specifically because they contain mercury. Additionally mercury fillings are:

· Dark and unsightly on the tooth

· Prone to cracking over time (because they expand and contract in response to hot and cold)

Modern Option

The state-of-the-art filling option of today is the composite dental filling. This type of filling is completely metal free, as well as being bright and fresh looking. These fillings are crafted from a super fine mixture of dental-grade plastic and glass, and each batch of resin can be shaded to suit the patient’s individual enamel shade.

Composite fillings are widely popular today because they:

· Look white and natural once applied

· Hold up well to daily wear and tear

· Require less healthy enamel reduction in order to be placed

Our South Surrey dentist office uses composite fillings to help our patients achieve healthy and attractive teeth. Just give us a call to learn more about dental fillings and other restorative dentistry treatments that might help you.