Composite Fillings

 

When you have tooth decay or damage, often, a filling is required. It used to be that all fillings were made of metal. That is no longer the case. Instead of the unsightly silver amalgam that used to be the most popular, fillings can be repaired with composite or white fillings.
Composite fillings are available in a variety of shades so they can be matched to your natural tooth colour, maintaining the beauty of your Big Happy Smiles. Composite fillings are often indistinguishable from the surface of your natural tooth.
Advantages of Composite fillings:

  • Composite fillings can be matched to your tooth colour maintaining your natural-looking and unblemished smile
  • Composite fillings can restore the strength of the tooth structure because they bond directly with the existing tooth surface
  • Unlike silver amalgam fillings, composite requires a smaller hole and less drilling in order to repair the decay or damage
  • Teeth repaired with composite fillings are less sensitive to hot and cold
  • Composite fillings are free of mercury which can be of concern to some patients

If you want to restore the beauty of your smile, silver amalgam fillings can often be removed and replaced by new composite fillings. However, before performing this procedure, Dr. Pohlman will do a complete assessment to make sure that it is the right choice for your Big Happy Smiles.