Tooth cavities aren’t just painful. These developments can weaken and undermine the integrity of your bite. Moreover, if tooth decay isn’t resolved in a timely fashion, it will eventually spread to other areas of the mouth, and it may even lead to tooth loss. Fortunately, innovations in dental materials and equipment have made it possible to clean and fill decayed teeth while creating a brilliant and truly seamless smile. Rather than having dark, metal amalgam peppered throughout your mouth, you can have your dentist correct your tooth cavities with durable, white teeth fillings.
What are Some Benefits White Teeth Fillings Can Provide?
To start, white teeth fillings provide the same functional benefits as metal amalgam. They replace portions of lost tooth structure after decay has been strategically cleaned and removed by the dentist. They also make it easier for people to chew their food properly, and speak coherently and clearly, particularly in instances in which decay is widespread. Beyond restoring full functionality to damaged teeth, however, white fillings also help enhance and preserve overall smile aesthetics. These fillings blend in perfectly with the natural teeth and are virtually impossible to notice at all.
Feel Confident Showing Off Your Smile
Metal amalgam fillings have a dark, charcoal color. Once these fillings have been embedded in white teeth, they can almost look black. Although a person’s cavities can be corrected with metal amalgam, this material can actually have a detrimental impact on the overall appearance of the smile. In fact, depending upon the size and location of the cavities being filled, metal fillings may make the smile look worse than it did before any dental work was performed at all. When committing to dental treatment, it is important to choose options that make your mouth look and feel its best. White teeth fillings give dental patients the best of both worlds by simultaneously restoring the integrity of the natural tooth structure, and creating uniformity of color across both treated and untreated teeth. This means that you will be able to laugh, smile, and make many other engaging facial expressions, all without worrying about whether you’re putting dark, metal amalgam fillings on display.
The Functional Drawbacks of Metal Amalgam Fillings
It is important to note that metal amalgam fillings are prone to expansion and contraction when exposed to extremely hot or cold temperatures. Minute changes in filling sizes that occur when patients eat hot soup, drink hot coffee or tea, or indulge in ice cream can eventually cause structural damage. These changes in filling sizes can also allow harmful, cavity-causing organisms back into the treated area.
Contact Us Today for Further Information
White teeth fillings are currently considered to be superior to metal amalgam fillings in nearly every way. To learn more, we warmly invite you to reach out and make an appointment with Carnegie Dental Clinic. At our convenient location in Victoria, BC, our caring and dedicated team of professionals will be pleased to explain this option in greater detail and answer any questions you may have. Contact us today to set up your consultation – we look forward to speaking with you!