Do you have silver fillings in your smile? Do they cause you to hide your teeth when you speak? Are you allergic to metallic filling?
Amalgam or metallic filling were the standard practice until not so long ago in dentistry. The amalgam was needed for its strength, especially on chewing surfaces and for large cavities. While these fillings made the cavity completely obvious, the material which they are composed of can corrode and leak, blackening the silver, and often the tooth.
If you're unhappy with the silver in your smile, talk to us at Finch and Keele dental office about white fillings. White or Composite fillings are made of a porcelain-like material that actually bonds to the tooth for a tight seal. The material is strong enough for chewing surfaces and lacks the sensitivity associated with amalgam fillings. Cosmetically, white fillings are stain-resistant and colour-matched to your natural tooth making the almost invisible.
At our Downsview dental office, Dr. Olvera is always prepared to replace your old fillings with new, white fillings to enhance your smile, your confidence and the looks of your teeth. Book your appointment today.