In order to treat cavities and maintain the all-natural beauty of your smile, we provide cutting-edge and aesthetically pleasing alternatives. Traditional silver amalgam fillings can be ugly and can make patients feel self-conscious about their smiles, which is something we at Perlmutter Dentistry are aware of. We therefore provide white or tooth-colored fillings that perfectly match your natural teeth. Below, you can find out more about our white filling services:
What Are White Fillings?
White fillings, also known as composite fillings, are made of a tooth-colored resin material that matches the shade of your natural teeth. Unlike silver amalgam fillings, white fillings provide a discreet and virtually invisible solution for treating cavities. They are an excellent alternative for both front and back teeth, allowing you to maintain a natural-looking smile while addressing dental decay.
The Benefits of White Fillings:
White fillings are custom-made to match the color of your teeth, ensuring a seamless and natural appearance. They blend harmoniously with your smile, making them virtually indistinguishable from your natural tooth structure.
Preservation of Tooth Structure:
White fillings require minimal removal of healthy tooth structure compared to amalgam fillings. This means that more of your natural tooth can be preserved, resulting in better long-term dental health.
Bonding and Strength:
White fillings are bonded directly to the tooth surface, creating a strong and durable bond. This not only helps to restore the tooth's integrity but also provides additional support to the remaining tooth structure.
Unlike amalgam fillings, which can expand and contract with temperature changes, white fillings have minimal sensitivity to hot or cold substances. This results in a more comfortable experience for patients.
White fillings can be used to treat both small and moderate-sized cavities. They are also an excellent option for replacing old amalgam fillings, giving you an opportunity to enhance the aesthetics of your smile.
The Process of Receiving White Fillings:
Receiving white fillings at Perlmutter Dentistry is a straightforward and comfortable process. Our experienced dentists will first examine your teeth and determine if you are a suitable candidate for white fillings. If so, we will proceed with the following steps:
Local anesthesia will be administered to ensure your comfort throughout the procedure. Our team is gentle and caring, making sure that you feel at ease during the entire process.
The decayed portion of the tooth will be carefully removed, leaving behind healthy tooth structure.
The tooth will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the placement of the white filling. The composite resin material will be precisely matched to the color of your natural teeth for a seamless blend.
Bonding and Shaping:
The composite resin material will be applied to the prepared tooth, layer by layer, and bonded in place. Our dentists will sculpt and shape the filling to match the contours of your tooth, ensuring a comfortable bite and natural appearance.
Curing and Polishing:
A special curing light will be used to harden the filling material. Once hardened, the filling will be polished to a smooth and natural finish, matching the shine of your surrounding teeth.
At Perlmutter Dentistry, we are committed to using high-quality materials and advanced techniques to provide durable and aesthetically pleasing white fillings. Our goal is to restore your oral health while preserving the beauty of your smile.
If you have cavities or old amalgam fillings that you would like to replace, we invite you to schedule a consultation with our skilled dental team. We will assess your dental needs and discuss the benefits of white fillings as a solution for your oral health concerns. We're dedicated to providing exceptional dental services to North York, Cedardale, and Forest Hill communities.