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What Are the Benefits of Composite Fillings?

The modern dental technology utilized by Edmonton dentists makes it possible to restore cavities in a way that is both aesthetically appealing and functional. Traditional metal fillings are quickly becoming replaced by composite fillings. Just like metal fillings, composite fillings are used to restore a tooth that has developed a cavity due to tooth decay. Best of all, dental ceramics are very similar to a tooth's natural dental enamel. At Westmount Dental Centre, a West Edmonton dentist, we are more than happy to tell you all about the benefits of composite fillings.

Aesthetic Benefits of Composite Fillings One of the main reasons that dentists in Edmonton offer composite fillings is that they are simply a more attractive option than other types of fillings. Metal fillings, in particular, are usually fairly noticeable when people smile, laugh, talk, or eat. They stand out starkly against the colour of the teeth surrounding them. Composite fillings, on the other hand, can be colour-matched to the natural colour of your teeth, making them virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Because composite material is so similar to tooth enamel it also matches the lustre of your natural teeth, contributing to its indiscreet look. Furthermore, it is also resistant to staining, allowing it to maintain a shade that matches the colour of your natural teeth. People who would feel self-conscious with metal fillings should definitely ask their Edmonton dentist about composite fillings. Functional Benefits of Composite Fillings Another reason why composite fillings are functionally superior is that they are resistant to heat and cold. One of the main problems with metal fillings is that temperature fluctuations inside of the mouth cause them to expand and contract. This can result in the filling falling out when contracted or causing structural damage to the tooth when expanded. West Edmonton Dentist Providing Composite Fillings, Porcelain Inlays and Onlays Porcelain is more discreet, more durable, and longer lasting than many alternative options for dental restoration. It can be used both to make new fillings and to replace existing metal fillings. The Edmonton dentists at Westmount Dental Centre will let you know if you are a good candidate for porcelain inlay or if another type of filling material might be a better option for you. We can also tell you about any other restorative and cosmetic dental treatments in Edmonton that might be suited to your unique needs. For a family dentist in Edmonton that has your family's best interests in mind, contact Westmount Dental Centre today.


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