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White Fillings Services in Mississauga

Overview

When you go for a dental exam, your dentist checks your fillings and may suggest that you replace any loose or broken ones. Your dentist also

Composite fillings

looks for signs of decay, such as brown or black spots and may want to use X-rays to take a closer look at problem spots. If you have a cavity (decay in the tooth), your d

entist may keep an eye on it (if it's small) or fill it right away. If a large cavity is filled, it can get bigger and cause pain and subsequently cause severe damage to the nerve of the tooth which is irreversible. In such cases, the tooth will need root canal treatment followed by cap/crown. If the tooth is heavily destroyed by the decay, which was left untreated, the tooth may even have to be removed and replaced with a false (or artificial) tooth

How Fillings Are Done

To fill a cavity, your dentist may first give you "freezing" (or local anesthetic), so you do not feel any pain. Your dentist then takes

out all traces of decay, shapes the hole and fills it.

Most fillings are done in two ways:

Direct Filling - These fillings go right into the cavity after your dentist has cleaned out the

decay. Amalgam (or silver) fillings and plastic (or white) fillings are examples of direct fillings. They harden quickly. Most of the time, you will be able to have a direct filling put in place in one appointment.

Indirect Filling - Examples of this type of filling are crowns (or caps) and inlays. They are custom made in a lab to fit your tooth. Your dentist cements the filling in place. Most indirect fillings take two or more appointments to complete.

Composite Fillings (White Fillings)

Composite fillings are also called plastic or white fillings. These fillings have high bond strengths to tooth structure, both enamel and dentin. To place this filling, your dentist cleans all decay from the tooth and puts a glue (or bonding material) on the inside of the hole. Composite resin is put into the hole in thin layers. Each layer gets hard with the help of a special light that your dentist holds over the tooth. When the last layer of the filling is hard, your dentist shapes the filling so it looks and feels natural.

Advantages

Cavity Diagram

- These fillings will be the same colour as your natural teeth (Improved esthetics)

- They cost less than gold fillings.

- They are direct fillings, so they can be done in one appointment, in most cases.

Disadvantages

- Marginal leakage (leakage between the filling and tooth)

- Staining of margins of filling

Fillings Picture

Amalgam Fillings (Silver Fillings)

Amalgam fillings are not being done at the clinic because of health and environmental reasons. Dental amalgam commonly consists of 50% of mercury and other metals.Concerns about the toxicity of mercury from the amalgam fillings have made its use increasingly controversial.

Advantages

- Low cost, ease of application, strength, and durability.

Disadvantages

- Release of mercury and its risk to health

- Staining of teeth and marginal leakage

Derry Village Dental Care
Located at
7070 Saint Barbara Blvd. Unit 14
Mississauga, ON L5W 0E6
Phone: (905) 564-0770
Website: http://www.derrydental.com

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