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The Types Of Tooth Fillings In Toronto

If a tooth has begun to undergo some decay a dentist will recommend a filling. If a tooth is cracked, or otherwise damaged, a filling may also be one of the recommended treatment options. For many people, a new filling is needed to replace a filling that has become damaged, or is old. There are different choices for materials to use for tooth fillings in Toronto.

Materials used for Tooth Fillings

With modern advancements in dentistry, there have become several choices when it comes to the materials used for fillings. Today, a tooth can be filled with silver amalgam, gold, porcelain, or composite resin fillings. Silver amalgam fillings consist of mercury mixed with copper, zinc, tin and silver. Composite resin fillings are colored closely to the natural tooth and are made of a high grade dental plastic.

Which type of material is best?

There are different factors for a dentist to consider before choosing the type of material for tooth fillings in Toronto. The best material for a filling will depend on the location of the tooth in the mouth and how damaged the tooth is by decay or injury. Cost may also be a factor in the choice as insurance coverage is different for each person. The dental professional will talk to you, consider your insurance coverage, and look at the nature or the damaged tooth and recommend the best material for you.

Are there benefits to composite fillings?

Composite fillings are some of the most popular materials used today. This is partly because they can color match with your teeth and are not as visible to others. It also doesn’t require the removal of as much of the tooth’s original structure as other filling materials. It is important to observe good daily oral hygiene after a filling to keep them looking their best.

Properly aligned teeth not only give you a beautiful smile, but they can significantly improve your overall dental health.
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