White Fillings: The Clear Alternative For Cavities
Call Now For White Fillings As Part Of Your Cavity Treatment
- Keep your natural-looking smile
- Restore original tooth strength
- A strong, long-lasting option
- Stops decay from re-entering the tooth
- A reliable & predictable treatment!
Dental restorations have come a long way over the years because of advancements in technology and materials. No longer are silver (amalgam) fillings your go-to restoration for a cavity. There’s a more under-the-radar option known as a white filling. And it’s a popular choice among patients just like you!
What Are White Fillings & How Do They Work?
When you have a cavity, your dentist in Hamilton must first remove the harmful decay that has infiltrated your tooth. Then, a filling is put in place to restore the damage, give the tooth back its shape, and protect it from bacteria down the road. They are available in different materials, including gold, amalgam (silver), glass ionomer, ceramic, and white fillings.
White fillings, which we often recommend, are made out of fine glass particles and plastic. They are made to match the color of your natural teeth, making them an attractive option for most patients. This is ideal for teeth located in the most visible parts of the mouth.
The Prevalence Of Tooth Decay
Most people develop at least one cavity throughout their lifetime. It’s nothing to be ashamed of. And by taking care of it early on, you avoid more costly, invasive dental treatments such as root canal therapy or tooth extraction. Here are some statistics about dental decay in North America:
- More than 90% of adults ages 20-64 have had cavities.
- 26% of adults in that age category have untreated decay.
- On average, adults in the same age group have about three decayed or missing permanent teeth.
Are white fillings suitable for your smile? If you’re experiencing any of the common symptoms of a cavity, such as pain, sensitivity, or tooth discoloration, please give us a call. We’ll quickly determine if you have a cavity and recommend the appropriate treatment.