Tooth decay remains endemic in North America, a problem to which children and adults are susceptible. The dental team at Esquire Dental Centres serves individuals and families in Greater Toronto with outstanding care. Our desire is to help each of our patients avoid poor oral health. Through gentle, empathetic care, we encourage education and prevention. In some instances, however, we recognize that tooth repair may become necessary.
For many years, cavities have been a common problem with a standard solution: amalgam fillings. Dental amalgam was developed over 150 years ago by dental professionals seeking a material more affordable than gold, which was the previous standard. While amalgam met this goal, there are several points on which the material does not stand up.
Gold remains a solid choice for dental fillings and other restorations due to its extreme durability. Gold restorations are more costly than amalgams. Conversely, gold restorations are more cost-effective in the long run, with many people keeping these restorations for life. Where gold falls short in today’s society is in aesthetics. Fortunately, there is an alternative in white fillings.
For teeth to be optimally restored today takes a great deal of consideration for various important factors. In our offices in Scarborough, North York, and Pickering, we use white fillings on a regular basis, finding them an affordable, durable, and attractive option for our discerning patients.
White dental fillings are tooth-coloured, shaded to the most natural aesthetic. Designed on an individual basis, the tooth-coloured fillings are color-matched to the surrounding enamel. The result from this type of restoration is complete authenticity, the perfect disguise for repaired tooth damage. The appearance of white fillings is one of the primary reasons patients choose this option. The benefits received, however, are far more extensive.
Tooth-coloured fillings are made of a precise mixture of powdered glass and resin. This composite resin material is capable of not only repairing tooth damage, but fortifying the tooth for long term function. Hardened by light, composite resin rests perfectly within the prepared tooth with margins sealed tightly against oral bacteria. Adding strength to an otherwise vulnerable tooth, the composite filling provides the support necessary for long term success and, therefore, cost-effectiveness.
Esquire Dental Centres is committed to outstanding care. Call one of our offices today to schedule your visit with us. We look forward to serving your smile.