Tooth-Coloured Composite Dental Fillings
White Fillings- Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta – Composite Dental Fillings
White tooth-coloured fillings are used to fill cavities in the same way as traditional metal fillings. However, white fillings are much more natural looking and less conspicuous than silver amalgam fillings and are made without the toxic substance mercury. We are proud to offer white composite dental fillings at our Dental Choice locations in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta.
White Fillings vs. Silver Amalgam Fillings
White tooth-coloured fillings offer several advantages over older, silver amalgam dental fillings. First, white composite fillings are almost impossible to detect, unlike silver metal fillings that are easy to notice. Metal fillings are obvious indicators that patients have received treatment for cavities. On the other hand, the composite resin material used in white fillings is chosen to match the color of the teeth as closely as possible. Now patients can get cavities filled without having to worry about how the fillings will detract from the beauty of their smiles.
In addition, white composite dental fillings are considered by many dentists to be much safer than their metal counterparts. Silver amalgam fillings are made of mercury, a substance that has been shown to cause harmful effects in humans who are exposed to it at high levels. It is possible that, over time, the mercury in the fillings could leak out of teeth and into the bloodstream, which would then circulate it to the different organs in the body. Although the debate continues as to how harmful the side effects of mercury exposure from metal fillings can be, we at Dental Choice do not take any chances when it comes to our patients' health. We now use white composite fillings exclusively. For patients who have already had their cavities filled with silver dental fillings, we can replace them with tooth-coloured fillings in a painless and convenient procedure.