Damage to your teeth can cause stress and embarrassment. Fortunately, when it comes to reshaping and transforming your smile, you have a lot of options. At Family Smile Dental we have great skills in the art and science of using advanced dental technology to give you a complete smile makeover. With so many options, it can be difficult to narrow down your decision to find the exact treatment that is right for you. However, one of our most popular procedures is tooth-colored fillings for Burlington mercury-free fillings treatment.
If you’re struggling with cavities, decay, enamel damage, or even a tooth that’s missing altogether, our dentist can help revitalize your smile with restorative care. Dental fillings, for example, are not only strong and durable, but restore the look of natural teeth and are very aesthetically pleasing. Traditional dental restoratives include amalgam and composite. Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. Depending on the extent of decay and the tooth's location, we may recommend a specific type of filling material. Used by dentists for more than a century, dental amalgam is the most thoroughly researched and tested restorative material among all those in use. Although dental amalgam continues to be a safe, commonly used restorative material, some concern has been raised because of its mercury content. If this is a concern of yours, or if you’d like more aesthetically pleasing fillings, then tooth-colored composite fillings may be a better option. Our Burlington mercury-free fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam. Composites can also be "bonded" or adhesively held in a cavity, often allowing the dentist to make a more conservative repair to the tooth.
The best way to determine which treatment is right for you is by calling our dental office and scheduling a consultation with our dentist. Having a better understanding of your options before you go in for your appointment will make the decision-making process easier. We will discuss these options with you and provide a recommendation of which one will give you the best results. Regardless of which method is best for you, restoring and replacing your teeth with Burlington mercury-free fillings will surely restore your beautiful smile.
By Family Smiles Dental
May 9, 2016