White fillings: Beautiful treatment in London for your smile
Do you have or need a filling? You are not alone. According to the Canadian Health Measures Survey, 96 percent of adults in this country have at least one cavity. Yet everyone doesn’t have to know that you had dental work done. The team of professionals at Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice in London offers an attractive alternative to silver-coloured amalgam treatment – white fillings made of composite resin.
Dental treatment that doesn’t show – white fillings in London
Composite resin is a pliable material comprised of medical grade plastic combined with finely-powdered glass for light reflecting qualities similar to natural tooth enamel. Composite contains no metal or mercury.
The dentist selects a shade that matches your existing tooth color. After decayed tooth structure is removed, the cavity is filled with the composite material. The dentist molds it to a natural tooth shape. Then the filling is hardened with a dental curing light for extra strength and to improve the bond. With a bit of additional shaping and polishing, the filling blends seamlessly into your smile.
A white filling typically takes less than an hour to complete, and in many cases, no numbing is needed.
Composite is versatile
Composite material, also known as dental bonding, can be used in other ways, too:
- Repair chips, cracks, and lesser breakage.
- Disguise unsightly pits and bumps in enamel.
- Close gaps between teeth.
- Improve the appearance of a tooth that has unusual shape or size.
- Restore worn-down teeth.
- Mask minor misalignment, making teeth look straight and even.
Bonding is an economical alternative to porcelain veneers for cosmetic smile enhancement.
Caring for white fillings
White fillings are very strong and can even be placed in back molars which are subject to great bite force. Dental bondings are also quite durable. These restorations require no special hygiene – just some common-sense precautions to avoid staining or chipping the material. Otherwise, brush and floss normally, and maintain regular dental exams.
Let your smile be noticed for all the right reasons, with white fillings treatment at Downtown Dental Centre Family Practice in London, ON. Call (855) 669-0775 to book an appointment.