White tooth-colored 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 substance mercury. We offer white composite dental fillings at our Dental Choice locations in Edmonton and Calgary, Alberta. Each patient is unique. To learn more about costs and pricing for dental procedures, please contact us.
What Are White Fillings?
Dental fillings are special materials used to restore damaged or decayed teeth. Common materials used for fillings include gold, ceramic, amalgam, composite and porcelain, among others. White fillings consist of a blend of plastic and glass. They’re invisible, which makes them blend easily with the rest of the undamaged teeth.
How Long Do Fillings Last?
White fillings last for about seven to 10 years, depending how well you take care of your newly restored teeth. Your daily routine of brushing and flossing plays an essential role in determining how long your fillings last. You should also visit your dentist regularly to know when you require new fillings.
Are They Durable?
Dental white fillings are strong, durable and designed to match your natural tooth structure. These composite resins used for white fillings are comparatively resilient and can withstand bacterial attacks and cavities. However, people with serious oral health issues like gum disease might need to change their fillings every five years.
Who Is a Viable Candidate for a White Filling?
A suitable candidate for a white filling is anyone with tooth decay, cavities or fractured teeth. However, patients with severely infected teeth may require dental crowns and root canal treatment. Additionally, older patients above 60 years require extensive screening before undergoing the filling process.
How Do I Take Care of My White Filling?
Taking care of your dental fillings is easy. They only require regular brushing and flossing at least twice a day. You should also avoid eating foods that contain too much sugar, such as soda, as well as acidic and processed foods. Make sure you visit your dentist at least once every six months to check on the progress of your fillings.
How Long Does It Take the Dentist to Apply the White Filling?
Applying white dental fillings doesn’t require more than one session. A single visit of about 30 minutes is enough to restore your teeth back to health. However, the amount of decay on the affected teeth might influence the duration of the filling process by a few minutes or hours.
How Much Does a White Dental Filling Cost?
White dental fillings are becoming the most common option in the treatment of cavities. Amalgam is another alternative that tends to cost less. However, many patients prefer white resin composites because they blend in more naturally, and some are concerned about the effects of metal amalgam on their health. Dental fillings save in the long run as they lower the risk of more costly procedures such as root canals, extractions, and other restorative practices.
Like any dental procedure, there are a few factors that will determine the pricing of your white filling. Your Dental Choice dentist will go over these with you ahead of time, but they could include:
- The condition of your smile
- The extent of the tooth decay
- The location of the damaged tooth
- Whether or not sedation is used
If you would like more information about pricing for your dental filling, contact a Dental Choice office today.
Contact Dental Choice Today
At Dental Choice, we offer all types of tooth-colored fillings ranging from traditional metal fillings to white dental fillings. We have clinics across 15 locations all over Alberta, including Calgary, Airdrie and Edmonton. Call us or book your appointment online for a free consultation. Our friendly staff will attend to all your dental needs.
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