What is a composite filling?
Gone 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.
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.