When it comes to removing minor tooth decay and restoring the appearance of teeth, dental fillings are the standard procedure for achieving a beautiful and cost-effective result.
A filling restores a section of tooth damaged by decay. By closing off spaces where bacteria can enter, the filling prevents further decay. We use a composite resin that is tooth coloured, so the filling is virtually invisible. The resin bonds to the tooth and can increase its strength. In rare cases, we use porcelain tooth fillings (called inlays or onlays). They are produced in a lab and then bonded to the tooth. These can be colour matched and are stain-resistant. A porcelain restoration generally covers most of the tooth.
Replacing Aging Silver Fillings
Many patients come to Stevenson Dental Care to replace silver (amalgam) teeth fillings. Our dentists can easily replace old silver tooth fillings to produce more natural-looking results. Although silver fillings have proven to be an effective solution for treating tooth decay, they have become less popular over the years since they contain mercury, which is proven to cause health problems. Replacing a silver filling with an aesthetically pleasing white composite filling usually requires just one visit to the dentist in Oshawa.