Dental or Tooth Fillings

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What Is Dental/Tooth Filing?

One of the main benefits of filings is that they help to restore teeth back to their normal function after being damaged by decay, and can prevent further decay. Filing is the first steps done when treating a cavity are the removal of the decayed area of the tooth by your dentist. They will then need to fill the space on the tooth that they removed, where the decayed material was located.
The material used for fillings may also apply to repair teeth that are worn down from things such as tooth grinding, as well as cracked or broken teeth.
The dentist here at Diamond Dental will consider a variety of factors when deciding which type of filling material is best for you. They will explore all of the options with you, informing you of the factors in the decision, which include the extent of the repair, wherein your mouth the filling is needed, and the cost.

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What are White fillings

White fillings, are dental fillings that restore and imitate the natural appearance of tooth structure. In addition to restoring teeth that have fractured or decayed, tooth colored fillings can also change the size, color and shape of teeth. This procedure is particularly useful in closing gaps between teeth; repairing chipped teeth and changing the appearance of teeth to look more even.

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Tooth-Colored Fillings

White fillings, sometimes called tooth-colored fillings, are a safe and attractive way of treating tooth decayand sealing cavities. Diamond Dental carefully matches white fillings to the shade of your natural teeth, allowing them to blend seamlessly into your smile and provide both optimal protection and superior aesthetics.

Compared to metal fillings, white fillings offer a number of benefits including:

  • Tooth preservation: metal fillings are packed into a cavity, requiring a large amount of your natural tooth be drilled. White fillings are bonded to the tooth, sealing the cavity without the need for excessive enamel removal.
  • Temperature resistance: metal fillings expand and contract with temperature fluctuations in your mouth, which can allow them to fall out, or chip, crack, or break a tooth. White fillings are not affected by temperature fluctuations and will remain solidly in place regardless of what you eat or drink.
  • Superior protection: metal fillings fill, but do not seal a cavity, which may allow bacteria to seep underneath and cause tooth infection. White fillings, bonded to the tooth, prevent bacteria from entering the cavity.
  • Nontoxic: metal fillings contain mercury. While there is some debate about how much mercury can leak into your system from fillings, there is no debate that mercury is a toxic substance linked to myriad health concerns. White fillings are made of a safe, nontoxic composite resin.

Why Replace Metal Fillings

Metal fillings are unsightly and can detract from the overall appearance of your smile, but this is not the only reason to consider replacing them. In fact, aesthetics are only one concern when it comes to metal fillings.

Metal fillings are packed into teeth, but do not actually seal a cavity. This can allow bacteria and food particles to get underneath the filling, resulting in problems such as additional tooth decay and tooth infection. Additionally, hot and cold foods and beverages can cause the amalgam in metal fillings to expand, cracking teeth or allowing fillings to fall out. Worse still, metal fillings contain mercury, a toxic substance that is considered safe when contained inside the filling but may still be something you prefer to avoid altogether.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of metal fillings or if your fillings have come loose, fallen out, or caused other problems, it may be time to consider a more effective alternative. Diamond Dental would be happy to meet with you and assess the condition of your fillings to see if replacing them with white fillings.

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“ Over the years my dentist has helped me overcome my fear of going to the dentist and fear of the pain. He is very patient, calming, takes time to explain things so I can understand them and has a sense of humor which helps me. I like my hygienist and the rest of my support staff. ”

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“ Over the years my dentist has helped me overcome my fear of going to the dentist and fear of the pain. He is very patient, calming, takes time to explain things so I can understand them and has a sense of humor which helps me. I like my hygienist and the rest of my support staff. ”

Nicolas Milton

“ Over the years my dentist has helped me overcome my fear of going to the dentist and fear of the pain. He is very patient, calming, takes time to explain things so I can understand them and has a sense of humor which helps me. I like my hygienist and the rest of my support staff. ”

Nicolas Milton