For small to medium-sized cavities that are threatening your tooth structure, our tooth-colored fillings are a strong, cost-effective solution to your problem. Calgary dentists Dr. Sahra Kanji tailor their tooth-colored fillings cosmetic dentistry treatment to restore and protect the integrity of your natural tooth.
Benefits of Metal-Fillings
Some patients ask for the option of amalgam because they are typically cheaper than tooth-colored fillings. Dr. Sahra Kanji do not use amalgam fillings because they believe them to be structurally unreliable.
Research has shown that teeth restored with amalgam have a greater risk of cracking, and that is not a risk you should have to take. Also, amalgam fillings reveal to the world that you have had dental work done, whereas tooth-colored fillings are created to be virtually undetectable. Regular metal fillings have also been shown to have a shorter life span than tooth-colored fillings.
If you are thinking about choosing amalgam, we encourage you to consider the fact that paying less today for a less reliable restoration may end up costing you a significant amount in repair or replacement costs down the road. Keep in mind, also, that frequent filling replacements can cause cumulative tooth damage and lead to tooth root problems.
Dr. Kanji and their team are concerned with the long-term outlook of your teeth. We believe that custom ceramic restorations provide a stronger, more aesthetic-looking result and prevent more costly dental procedures in the future.
Your Tooth-Colored Filling Procedure
First, Dr. Kanji provide local anesthesia to numb the treatment area. Next, they use special instruments to remove all of the decay and clean out any debris. Once the tooth surface is clean and clear, they will apply the composite material in layers, using a curing lamp to harden each layer until the proper tooth shape is achieved.
Finally, any last-minute tooth recontouring is performed to get the look and size just right, and the tooth is polished for a natural, attractive finish.