Tooth-Coloured Fillings in Barrie, ON
Our goal for you is to provide appropriate care so you can enjoy a healthy smile free of problems.
However, even those who take excellent care of their teeth with regular dental visits, proper hygiene, and a healthy diet may still develop a cavity. When this happens, we need to take care of the problem as soon as possible to prevent more damage and protect your teeth.
At Park Place Dental, we focus on offering affordable, conservative treatments that leave your smile healthier than when we started. Tooth-coloured composite fillings are a versatile treatment, allowing us to create a durable repair that restores your oral health and blends beautifully with your natural teeth
Reasons to Choose Tooth-Coloured Fillings
Until recently, metallic (amalgam) fillings were the only option we had to fill a cavity and provide a stronger, healthier tooth. Today, we can fill cavities using tooth-coloured fillings that restore your tooth and look completely natural.
We choose tooth-coloured composites because we find them preferable to metal fillings for a number of reasons.
One of the main reasons our patients choose composite fillings over amalgam is that they can be made to closely match a tooth’s natural color. These restorations blend perfectly with surrounding dental enamel, and you really won’t be able to see the repair – just a beautiful, healthy tooth.
Unlike composite fillings, amalgam fillings create a dark spot on white dental enamel. Over time, amalgam fillings also gradually discolor teeth, causing teeth to take on a darker, bluish hue.
Correct Cosmetic Concerns
Since tooth-colored fillings blend so perfectly with your smile, we can also use them to address a number of cosmetic dental concerns. We can:
- Create seamless fillings for teeth that show when you smile
- Fill uneven gaps and spaces between teeth
- Repair broken or cracked teeth
- Fill in minor chips
- Improve the shape of irregular teeth
Amalgam fillings just sit in the space inside your tooth and don’t bond to your natural teeth. Over time, the amalgam filling can break down and pull away from the edges of the tooth’s natural enamel. This creates a space where bacteria can collect, leading to more serious dental problems that may require a root canal to fix.
On the other hand, tooth-coloured fillings repair the damage, look great, and strengthen the tooth. The process we use to place composite fillings bonds the material securely to the tooth structure. This increases the overall strength of the tooth being restored.
Learn More about Tooth-Coloured Fillings
Tooth-coloured composite fillings are incredibly popular with our patients because they look clean and natural and don’t create the problems associated with amalgam fillings. We choose them because they’re another tool we have for improving and protecting your oral health in a healthy, conservative way.
If you would like to learn more about the ways we can improve your smile with tooth-coloured fillings, please call our Barrie, ON dental office to schedule a convenient appointment.