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The Problems with Traditional Metal Fillings

Traditional metal fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, have been used for over a century to restore decayed teeth. While they are durable and long-lasting, they have several drawbacks. They contain mercury, a toxic substance that can harm the patient and the environment. Metal fillings can also expand and contract with temperature changes, leading to cracks in the tooth structure over time. These problems have led to the development of metal-free fillings as a safer and more aesthetically pleasing alternative.

Restore Your Teeth with Metal-Free Fillings

At Davinci Smiles, we offer metal-free fillings as a safer and more aesthetically pleasing option to traditional metal fillings. Made of composite resin, porcelain, or glass ionomer, these fillings blend seamlessly with your natural teeth, restoring their function and appearance. Metal-free fillings bond directly to the tooth, requiring less removal of healthy tooth structure and reducing the risk of future fractures. We provide beautiful and long-lasting metal-free fillings that will keep you smiling confidently.

Reasons You May Need Metal-Free Fillings:

  • You have a decayed tooth that requires a filling
  • You have a cracked or broken tooth that needs restoration
  • You have an old metal filling that needs replacement
  • You have a chipped or worn tooth that needs repair
  • You have gaps or spaces between your teeth that need filling
  • You want a more natural-looking smile without metal fillings
  • You have concerns about the safety or toxicity of traditional metal fillings
  • You have sensitivity or pain in a tooth that needs filling

Benefits of Metal-Free Fillings:

  • Aesthetically pleasing dental restoration
  • Do not contain a toxic substance called mercury
  • Strong and durable solutions for decayed teeth
  • Require less removal of healthy tooth structure
  • Minimize the risk of dental fractures
  • Less likely to cause allergic reactions than metal fillings
  • Prevents further decay
  • Look completely indistinguishable from natural teeth
  • Simple and minimally invasive treatment

Types of Metal-Free Fillings:

  • Composite Resin Fillings: Made of plastic and glass, these tooth-colored fillings blend seamlessly with natural teeth, providing a natural-looking restoration. Composite fillings bond directly to the tooth, requiring less removal of healthy tooth structure.
  • Porcelain Fillings: Also known as inlays or onlays, porcelain fillings are custom-made in a dental laboratory to fit your tooth’s size, shape, and color. Porcelain fillings are strong and long lasting, making them ideal for larger cavities.
  • Ceramic Fillings: These fillings are made of high-strength ceramics, making them strong and long-lasting. Ceramic fillings are an excellent choice for larger cavities, and they offer excellent aesthetics due to their ability to match the color of the natural teeth.
  • Glass Ionomer Fillings: These are made of a blend of acrylic and glass powder and are commonly used to restore decay in the baby teeth or in the root surfaces of teeth. Glass ionomer fillings release fluoride, which helps prevent further decay.

Your Complete Metal-Free Fillings Journey

At Davinci Smiles, we understand that getting a dental filling can be stressful for some patients. That’s why we make your metal-free fillings journey as comfortable and stress-free as possible.

  • Consultation: Our team will thoroughly examine your teeth, using advanced technology to detect any cavities or damage that requires restoration. If you need a filling, we will discuss your options and help you choose the best type of metal-free filling.
  • Preparation: We prepare your tooth for the filling, removing any decay or damaged tooth structure. We will then place the metal-free filling material in layers, curing each layer with a special light to ensure maximum strength and durability.
  • Polishing: Once the filling is complete, our team will polish it to match your tooth’s natural texture and shine, leaving you with a beautiful and seamless restoration. We also provide instructions on caring for your new filling and maintaining good oral hygiene.

Schedule Your Consultation

At Davinci Smiles, we believe in providing personalized and exceptional care to all our patients. Our owner and dentist, Dr. Sholina Kherani, leads a skilled team dedicated to patient-focused treatments and ensuring the best possible outcomes. If you are interested in metal-free fillings or have other dental concerns, schedule a consultation at our Edmonton location today.

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