At Expressions Dental™ Clinic, we offer our patients the option of “White / Composite Fillings”. Many of our patients find this treatment aesthetically pleasing (because they are tooth colored), and this often makes them a compelling choice to other restoration options.
What are White Fillings?
White Dental Fillings or composite fillings are used to repair the function of decayed teeth or teeth damaged from trauma. Our general dentists explain that the composite resins – as a blend of plastics and small glass particles are not just suitable for repairing cavities. They can also be used to change the shape or color of a tooth. Our dental team will first choose the shade of composite tooth fillings that matches your tooth or color. After removing the decay, he or she will use a special curing light to harden each layer of filling material. The white cavity filling will be shaped to fit your tooth and polished so that it remains smooth and resistant to staining.
Most people have tooth colored composite fillings of one sort or another in their mouths. A number of people are more conscious about the way they look; thus they do not want silver fillings, which show when they laugh or smile.
What are the things one must be aware of before undergoing the treatment?
Aesthetics are primary benefits after receiving white fillings treatment. The general dentists can blend shades to create a color nearly identical to that of the original tooth. Composite fillings bond to the tooth in order to support the remaining tooth structure, which assists in preventing breakage and insulating the tooth from excessive changes in the temperature. Whereas, on the other side, a patient may experience minor post-operative sensitivity. In case it occurs, the sensitivity generally dissipates within a few weeks.
How to keep white fillings healthy?
In order to improve the durability of your composite tooth fillings, a patient will want to stay on top of even the most basic oral hygiene. You need to brush your teeth twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and a soft-bristled toothbrush. Create a habit of flossing at least once a day. Limit sodas and sugary snacks, and regularly visit our general dentist in Calgary for cleanings and exams. Those who have metal fillings or cavities and want to talk about your option for composite fillings in Calgary NW, kindly contact Expressions Dental™ Clinic by calling +1 (403) 2527733 to schedule an appointment with our general dentists