Having small to medium-sized cavities can threaten the structure of your teeth, and can lead to some problems for your overall oral health. An easy and cost effective solution to such a problem is tooth-colored fillings by Willow Park Dental. Our tooth-coloured fillings, which are placed over your natural tooth, will restore your tooth, and give it the strength to protect the natural tooth.
Metal Free Fillings
Here at Willow Park Dental, we strive to inform our patients on the best ways to go about their restorative dentistry. When it comes to fillings, amalgam, or metal fillings, may seem like a viable option, but Dr. Kanji both agree that they are structurally unreliable.
Research shows that teeth restored with metal fillings have a greater risk of cracking, making them an unsafe option compared to tooth-coloured fillings. Along with their shorter life spans, amalgam fillings are an aesthetic give away to your dental work, and can affect your smile, or laugh. By choosing the least expensive option you may be running the risk of incurring more expenses, as you’ll most likely have to pay for a replacement in the future; which can lead to higher costs, as well as root damage because of constant replacement.
Our dentists, Dr. Kanji believe that custom ceramic restorations provide a stronger, better-looking result and will help prevent more costly dental procedures in your future.
Tooth-Colored Filling Procedure
The procedure begins with Dr. Kanji, numbing the area to be treated with a local anesthetic. After the area is prepped, they will remove any decayed tissue, and clean the area thoroughly to avoid infection. Once the surface of the tooth is cleared, and cleaned our team will then apply the composite material in layers, using a curing lamp to harden as each layer is applied until a proper finish is achieved. Finally, the tooth undergoes recontouring to ensure a comfortable fit with surrounding teeth, and is polished for an attractive finish.
For more information on how Dr. Kanji can help you achieve your beautiful, natural looking smile, make an appointment for a consultation at Willow Park Dental.