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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Tooth Coloured Restorations

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At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, we want to ensure that you understand the treatment you need or the procedure you’re having, and for this reason we welcome any and all of your questions.

Dr. Joo, Dr. Moore, and our entire team are here to answer any questions you may have, so please don’t hesitate to ask us!

Here are some of the questions we frequently hear. If yours is not answered here, please feel free to contact us.

Tooth Coloured Restorations

Dental restorations such as fillings and crowns generally have a lifespan of 10 to 15 years, so it is not uncommon to have a restoration break or fall out, which would warrant a repair or replacement procedure.

Dental fillings in Long branch onSilver fillings will also break down over time due to the nature of the metal that is used to create them. Metal naturally expands and contracts with temperature changes that your mouth experiences as you eat and drink hot and cold foods or beverages. This causes the metal to pull away from your tooth and it can cause cracks, fractures, or leaking. Cracks or fractures will need repair, while leaking allows harmful bacteria back into your tooth that can result in decay. If any of these situations have occurred with your fillings, you will need to replace them.

Composite Fillings in M8W 1N6

At Toronto Lakeshore Dental, our doctors use composite resin to replace metal fillings and restore tooth decay. Composite is durable and can be bonded directly to your tooth so you won't experience the breakdown of a metal filling. Direct bonding also preserves more of your natural tooth structure.

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The best part about composite is that it can be custom blended to match your existing teeth so you no longer have to live with the unsightly look of metal in your teeth. Give us a call today to learn more about dental fillings in Toronto.

person getting filling | Dentist Toronto ONGone are the days of living with unsightly gray metal fillings in your mouth. Composite resin is now the material of choice for dental fillings in Toronto. Composite is a tooth-coloured material that is both durable and aesthetically appealing.

Benefits of Composite Fillings

There are many benefits that composite fillings offer over metal amalgam fillings from the past. Because it is bonded directly to your tooth, composite requires less tooth structure to be removed for placement. Direct bonding also makes your tooth stronger as opposed to metal, which actually weakened the tooth since metal expands and contacts with the constant temperature changes in your mouth.

Custom Restorations in M8W 1N6

Composite can be custom shaded so your restorations match your existing teeth. This material can also be used for a process called dental bonding that allows our dentists to repair many small cosmetic issues like covering stains or discoloration, small fractures or chipping, filling in gaps between teeth, restoring size or shape discrepancies, and building up teeth damaged by excessive wear.

If you've been told you need a filling, you can rest assured that your team at Toronto Lakeshore Dental will provide you with best dental restoration for your oral health and your smile. Contact us today to learn more about composite fillings.

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