Dental Clinic in West Mississauga, Clarkson & Oakville
2425 Truscott Drive, Unit 17 (the Park Royal Plaza) in Mississauga, Clarkson, L5J 2B4
Dental Composite Fillings
Remember years ago, when you’d visit your dentist and find out that you had a cavity even though you couldn’t see it. You’d schedule an appointment to have it filled and return in a week or so. On your return visit the doctor would fill your tooth and prevent the future problems that could arise from a growing cavity. Upon looking in a mirror however you’d noticed that there was an awful looking silver filling. You almost wished it was still the cavity that you couldn’t see it.
These metallic filling were standard practice until not so long ago. While these fillings were often unattractive to begin with, over time, the material which makes up the filling corrodes and leaks blackening the silver, and many times the tooth.
If you’re embarrassed by old fillings and tired of hiding your smile, talk to us about Composite fillings. Composite fillings are made of a porcelain-like material that actually bonds to the tooth for a tight seal. They are strong, stain-resistant, and colour-matched to the natural tooth, making them essentially ‘invisible’.
Composite fillings also lack the sensitivity that is often associated with silver fillings. They are especially suited for smaller cavities and for patients who may be allergic to older metal fillings.
During your next visit feel free to ask us about the benefits of replacing silver fillings with virtually ‘invisible’ composite fillings, your smile will thank you.