St.Catharines Dental Fillings
Amalgam-Free & Bonded Fillings Dentistry Free of
Amalgam & Mercury
Dr. Rocco Di Paola's practice provides comprehensive mercury-free and amalgam-free dentistry.
Restorative dentistry seeks to repair or replace your natural teeth in order to return your mouth to full function and aesthetic harmony.
The restorative work can range from simple fillings and crowns to more complex root canal therapy and tooth replacement implants. No matter what stage of restorative care your teeth require, we offer solutions.
Cosmetic dentistry has come a long way in the last several decades. Tooth-colored fillings are a perfect example. Once upon a time, having a cavity filled meant a very noticeable and not too attractive metal filling. How times have changed today, dentists have an impressive array of tools and materials to work with and repair.
A tooth has become a lot like sculpting a fine piece of art. Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin or composite resin is a mixture of plastic and glass that is not just good looking, but also better for your teeth. Here's why. Metal fillings may require your dentists to remove healthy parts of your tooth with a drill to create a little ledge or undercut that lots of felling in place.
Modern filling materials don't need those undercuts to stay in place. In fact, today's tooth-colored filling materials physically attach or bond to natural tooth structure composite. It can be applied directly onto your teeth sculpted and then hardened with a special light. It's really amazing how artistic and lifelike tooth restorations with composite resins are.
Here's something else to consider. Metal fillings are very strong, but they're also stiff, which can actually stress the teeth and make them more susceptible to cracking. Tooth-colored fillings are strong, yet flexible. When you bite or chew, they absorb and transfer the forces similar to natural teeth. So they mimic your teeth not only in color but also in function.
When your cavity is deeper or too large to use composite resin, your dentists may suggest a porcelain filling. Sometimes with the use of new digital technology, the dentists can fabricate the porcelain filling as you weight more often it is crafted in a dental laboratory and then delivered to your dentist to place in your tooth during a subsequent visit.
Either way, it will be virtually impossible to tell that your tooth has that filling if you want to. Find out how tooth-colored fillings can improve the look and health of your teeth. Schedule an appointment today.