Dental Fillings From Your Dentists in Mississauga
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Used to restore teeth that have been damaged by decay, there are two main types of dental fillings: composite and amalgam. Composite options are made from a mixture of plastic and glass while amalgam fillings are made from a mixture of metals. Both types of fillings can effectively restore teeth and protect them from further damage.
What are the benefits of each filling variation?
Composite dental fillings are often used because they can be matched to the natural colour of teeth. They are also less likely to cause sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures. Amalgam dental fillings are often used on larger cavities and are less likely to shrink and crack over time.
If you have a cavity, your dentist will recommend the best type of dental filling for you based on its size and location, as well as your preference of material used.
Can a filling strengthen my damaged tooth?
It can! Studies show that dental fillings help restore the strength of teeth that have been damaged by decay. Composite options also simultaneously improve the appearance of teeth by filling in gaps and restoring a tooth’s natural shape and colour. With quick intervention, fillings also help patients avoid the need for more complex procedures and restorations such as root canal therapy, dental inlays, onlays, or crowns that become necessary when decay is left to flourish.
Do you have questions about fillings, or are you wondering which option might be best for your unique needs? Call us today to discuss!