Tooth Coloured Fillings Provide a Natural Look
At Aurora Smiles Dental Care, we aim to enhance your smile with beautiful aesthetics. Many people worry about how they look after dental work is done. Which is understandable since our smile is one of the first things that anyone notices about us. Silver fillings are especially noticeable as they do not fit in with a natural looking smile.
We offer tooth coloured fillings made from a choice of composite resin material or porcelain fillings which are hand crafted by our trusted local ceramists. With these options, no one will even notice that you have had your teeth filled. In fact, when you look in the mirror, it will even be hard for you to remember which of your teeth have had dental work.
Whether you want to change your old discoloured fillings to brighten your smile or require new ones, our dentists can help to discuss the choice of materials with you to tailor to your needs at your next appointment.
What is Involved in Filling a Tooth?
If you need to have a tooth filled, the first step in the process is numbing the area for your comfort. Then we remove the decayed area of the tooth with the latest technology. Our dentists are incredibly gentle for your peace of mind.
After the decayed material has been removed, the dentist will prepare a space for the filling. During this process, all bacteria and debris is removed from the cavity. The filling is placed in the cavity for maximum protection and durability.
Tooth coloured fillings are applied in layers as it greatly increases the strength and longevity of the filling. After each layer, a special light is used that hardens the layer. This process is known as “curing” the filling.
Afterward, the dentist will trim off any excess materials and polish the filling for comfort and durability. During this process, the dentist is essentially shaping the filling to ensure that it fits in well with your tooth. Our dentists are highly skilled at this shaping step, which leads to a comfortable bite and full functionality.
Benefits of Tooth Coloured Fillings
There are several advantages to using tooth coloured fillings over other options which include the following:
- They look natural and can be easily matched to the colour of your other teeth. Many patients love this feature as it makes them confident about their smile.
- Tooth coloured fillings are very durable since they actually bind to the tooth’s structure. This is especially beneficial for large cavities.
- In some cases, the dentist does not need to remove as much of the tooth’s original structure because of the binding properties of a tooth coloured filling.
- These fillings provide additional versatility, so they can also be used to repair chipped teeth, broken teeth, and worn teeth.
If you are considering tooth coloured fillings, contact us to set up an appointment today. Our knowledgeable dentists are happy to discuss the option with you in more detail and help you understand if it is the right solution for you.