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What are teeth fillings? Imagine a procedure that removes the damaged or rotten parts of a tooth. The empty space is filled with material hard or harder than the teeth around it. Voila! Now, fillings come with options. At Innova Dental, we are big proponents of white – or composite – fillings.
Unlike traditional fillings, white-coloured fillings resemble the natural colour of your teeth. What this means is that you can smile and laugh confidently and comfortably with no signs of anything strange or unnatural.
Other than the obvious aesthetic advantage, white fillings bond to the tooth and support the remaining tooth structure. This protects it from breakage as well as excessive temperature changes. Moreover, white fillings are generally considered a much safer option than the old amalgam fillings due to their lack of mercury.
That being said, the best kind of dental filling is no dental filling. This is where taking preventive measures is key. This is why we encourage patients to keep a balanced diet and regularly visit the dentist for check-ups and cleanings. Ideally, you should be brushing your teeth twice a day and floss daily.
In cases where your situation demands that you get a dental filling, we encourage you to get a white or composite one instead of the traditional amalgam metal ones.
We will work with you to create a custom-tailored filling that matches your teeth exactly. Every single one of our patients is treated individually and we will work in unison with you to ensure that the filling restores your teeth to their original appearance. Our dentists have decades of experience in the field and our clinic is dedicated to bring you the most cost effective, affordable solution possible.