Do they cause you to hide your teeth when you speak?
Are you allergic to metallic filling?
Amalgam or metallic fillings were the standard practice until recently in the dental industry. Amalgam was needed for its strength, especially on chewing surfaces and for large cavities. However, the material also had negative effects as well. These metallic fillings could corrode and leak, blacken the filling, and often the tooth itself.
At Burnhamthorpe Dental in Etobicoke, white or composite fillings made of a resin material that actually bonds to the tooth for a tight seal. The material is strong enough for chewing surfaces and lacks the sensitivity normally associated with amalgam fillings. As a cosmetic dentistry procedure, white fillings are colour-matched to your natural tooth, making them almost invisible. Talk to us today if you're looking for more of a natural-looking smile.