White fillings from your Moonee Ponds dentist more than attractive
Tooth restoration is one of the most common services in the dental office. Patients of all ages may develop cavities as a result of aggressive oral bacteria. At Smile in Style, we are dedicated to education and preventive care in an effort to minimize our patients’ risk of cavity development. At the same time, we see the importance in offering the best restorative options to repair teeth that have been damaged. When restoring teeth with white fillings in our Moonee Ponds and Sunbury offices, we are doing more than filling a hole.
One of the primary reasons people choose white fillings over silver amalgam fillings is appearance. We want your smile to look as natural as possible. In this day and age, image is very important not only to our sense of self but also to our interactions with others. Preserving the natural look of your smile makes perfect sense for people of all ages. The tooth-colored composite resin material used to repair teeth is matched to surrounding enamel so that the repaired tooth looks no different than it did before treatment. It’s health and durability, however, are greatly improved.
For years, there has been the perception of strength given to silver amalgam fillings. This perception, proven by research, is inaccurate and can lead one to require further dental work at some point in the future. Dental amalgam is made of a mixture of metals, bound together with mercury. This form of restoration has several problems. Structurally, the metal contracts when cooled and expands when heated. Our teeth do the same thing. How much and how quickly enamel expands and contracts, however, differs from amalgam. As such, amalgam fillings have a way of causing further tooth damage in the form of fractures after years of expanding too much within the repaired tooth.
Composite fillings, and also CEREC restorations made of high quality biocompatible ceramic material, are not only beautiful but are similar to tooth material in the way that they expand and contract. What this means to the patient is longer lasting function with a significantly lower risk of future damage or decay due to bacteria entering the tooth beneath the filling.
Your smile deserves to be attractive and healthy. Our carefully selected filling material at Smile in Style meets these goals. Contact our office to schedule your dental check-up today.
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