A perfectly white smile is the goal of anyone who wants to display an image of their best self. Between professional teeth whitening and dental veneers, cosmetic dentistry has made many advances to make this an easy-to-accomplish goal; but an area that many people overlook is the colour of their fillings.
You might be surprised at how noticeable metal fillings are to others when you speak, eat, smile, or laugh. But with the advancements made in tooth-coloured fillings, you’ll never have to worry about what people are noticing except your perfectly brilliant smile!
Along with closely matching the colour of your own teeth, tooth-coloured fillings have an advantage of hardening in a matter of seconds opposed to the longer hardening period required in metal fillings. And if they become damaged, they are very easily repaired.
Dental studies have shown that tooth-coloured fillings can last up to 10 years before they need to be replaced.
As with most dental work, you might experience some minor discomfort after you’ve had a tooth-coloured filling, but nothing that can’t be treated with an over-the-counter remedy such as ibuprofen. It should be noted, however, that since tooth-coloured restorations generally require removal of less tooth material, the healing process can often be speedier than the alternative.
Tooth-coloured fillings, which are also known as white fillings, can be used to restore 85% – 95% of the original strength of the tooth which makes them a great selection in cosmetic dentistry, but this also means they’re not as strong as metal fillings. As such, you’ll need to discuss with your dentist whether or not they make the best sense for your individual needs.
If you’re wondering whether or not tooth-coloured fillings are an appropriate treatment option in your goal for a bright white smile, make an appointment with Brooklin Village Dental Care for a consultation. We have evening and Saturday appointments available to accommodate even the busiest of schedules.