Filling cavities with white tooth-colored fillings can be used in the same manner as traditional metal ones. White fillings look much more natural and are less noticeable than silver amalgam fillings. They are also made without mercury. White composite dental fillings are available at Dental Choice locations in Edmonton, Calgary, and Alberta. Every patient is different.
What are White Fillings?
Dental fillings are special materials that can be used to repair or replace damaged or decayed tooth. Fillings are made from a variety of materials, including porcelain, ceramic, amalgam and composite. White fillings are made from a mixture of plastic and glass. They are invisible and blend well with unaffected teeth.
How long do fillings last?
White fillings can last from seven to ten years depending on how well you take good care of your newly-repaired teeth. How long your fillings will last depends on how well you brush and floss every day. To determine when you need new fillings, it is important to visit your dentist on a regular basis.
Are They Durable?
Dental white fillings can be strong and durable, and are designed to match the natural tooth structure. Composite resins used to make white fillings can withstand bacteria attacks and cavities. People with gum disease or other serious issues may need to replace their fillings every five-years.
Who is a viable candidate for a white filling?
Anyone with tooth decay, cavity or fractured teeth is a good candidate for a white-colored filling. Patients with severe tooth decay or root canal problems may need dental crowns or root canal treatment. Patients over 60 years old should undergo extensive screening before filling.
How do I take care of my white fillings?
It is simple to take care of your dental crowns. You only need to brush and floss your teeth at least twice daily. Avoid eating sugary foods, like soda, and avoid processed and acidic foods. To monitor the progress of your fillings, make sure to visit your dentist at minimum once every six months.
How long does it take for the dentist to apply the white filling?
White dental fillings can be applied in just one visit. It takes only 30 minutes to bring your teeth back to their normal state. The amount of decay in the teeth may affect the time it takes to fill them.
What is the Cost of a White Dental Filling?
White fillings for cavities are increasingly popular. Alternatives that are less expensive include amalgam. Many patients prefer white resin composites over metal amalgam because they blend more naturally. Some are also concerned about the health effects of metal alloy. Fillings in dental cavities can save money over the long-term because they reduce the chance of having to have root canals or other procedures.
Pricing for your white filling is determined by a number of factors, just like any other dental procedure. These factors can be discussed with your dentist at Dental Choice.
- Your smile’s condition
- The extent of tooth decay
- The exact location of the broken tooth
- Sedation, or not
What is the difference between direct and indirect white fillings?
There are two types, direct and indirect, of white filling. They are determined by the time the light is used during curing. After the dental filling material has been used to fill the cavities, the composites or direct white fillings are hardened using a curing lamp. The tooth’s shape is then moulded with the mold. This is the direct method for dental treatments like fillings, tooth-reshaping, and disguising gaps. The indirect procedure involves the first cure of the white filling material with light in a laboratory before it is placed inside the mouth. This is a more common method for large tooth cavities, reshaping and onlays, partial crowns, and reshaping.
What are the benefits and risks of white fillings
All dental procedures have inherent risks, but white fillings are the most important because of their durability and possibility of shrinkage. New technology and dental procedures have made white fillings stronger, more durable, and less susceptible to shrinkage.
Because white fillings are so beneficial, the benefits outweigh these problems.
You can restore teeth that have been damaged, chipped, or broken by cavities.
To make it blend in with your natural tooth color, the colour will not be noticeable when you smile.
It can be used to cover discolored or stained teeth.
It takes less time to prepare and treat.
You can combine them with other treatments such as crowns, bridges, and inlays.