Dental Fillings in North York
Dental caries (tooth decay) affects a large portion of the population and can happen for various reasons, ranging from oral hygiene habits to regular wear and tear to the acidity level in an individual’s mouth. Whatever the reason, dental caries may lead to cavities, and when left untreated, cavities often lead to additional issues such as infections inside the teeth. Dental fillings allow us to stop this domino effect of negative health consequences before more serious dental health concerns develop.
A composite material is often used for fillings that are located in highly visible areas of the mouth, such as the bottom arch of teeth or near the front of the mouth. Composite fillings are slightly less durable than amalgam fillings but still can last many years in a patients’ mouth without requiring replacement.
Silver amalgam material is still among the most popular filling material due to its longevity and affordability. Because they are more easily seen and do not blend into the teeth naturally, our dentists will recommend amalgam fillings for areas that are not as visible in the mouth. However, filling materials are a personal choice; we are here to provide you with information to help you make a decision that feels right for you.
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