Composite & Porcelain Fillings
One of the main reasons many of our patients visit Vitality Dentistry is to address the problem of a troubling cavity. Every patient wants their pain to stop and the cavity to be halted before it does further damage to a valuable tooth! But beyond the health-based concerns for their teeth, the appearance of the filling is of great concern to many patients.
Having a mouthful of visible fillings can make one very self-conscious. It can even cause individuals to fear smiling openly. And of course, having multiple visible fillings also may suggest that a person is unhealthy, or that they have been irresponsible with their dental health. This of course, may not be the case.
These negative associations are never pleasant. Fortunately, ceramic fillings solve this problem gracefully. Also known as porcelain or composite fillings, they are designed to match the colour of the tooth or teeth they are used on. This is unlike fillings made of silver, gold, or amalgamations of silver and other minerals. Instead of fillings comprised of metallic substances that stand out visually in the mouth, porcelain is the main material used for ceramic fillings. It can be mixed to match the exact colour and hue of any tooth in a patient’s mouth.
The result, a tooth that has been cleaned and purged of a cavity and is sealed with tooth enamel-coloured ceramic material which is much more visually pleasing and much less noticeable as a damaged tooth.
Ceramic fillings can be used in teeth that are under great chewing pressure such as molars and bicuspids, and now thanks to improved technologies, these porcelain fillings are reliable and are fast becoming the standard of care for forward-thinking dentists and cosmetic dentists across Canada and the globe.
If you have any questions about composite and porcelain fillings, please feel free to speak with one of our Markham dental team members today.