Protect your Dental Health with Tooth-coloured Composite Fillings
Your dentist has told you that you have a cavity. Now what? The team at Respond Dental understands the importance of diagnosing and filling areas of tooth decay as soon as possible to avoid future problems. Drs. Roodsar, Gholizadeh, and Rezaei are available to assist patients of the North York, Ontario area with fillings and other dental restorations in their state-of-the-art dental facility.
What is a cavity?
Tooth decay, or cavities, are areas where sugars and bacteria have combined to create an acid that eats away at the natural tooth enamel. Even though tooth enamel is one of the strongest substances naturally occurring in the human body, they don’t stand a chance against acids. That results in small holes that develop in the tooth that can become large and deep. Without treatment, these cavities may become extremely severe and cause an infection inside the tooth, requiring the patient to undergo root canal therapy or total permanent extraction to save the tooth. Whenever possible, patients should keep their natural teeth in their smiles as long as possible.
What are composite fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are available at Respond Dental. These fillings are best to blend into the smile to avoid the appearance of having dental work done. Many patients prefer these fillings over alternatives such as metal or silver amalgam, which are far more noticeable. Additionally, silver amalgam fillings have been shown through various medical and dental studies that the material can be toxic to the human body due to the levels of mercury. That increases a patient’s chance of mercury toxicity. Additionally, these fillings tend to expand and contract with temperature changes, leaving the tooth susceptible to further trauma and infection as bacteria enter into these gaps.
Learn more about tooth-colored fillings
If you have a tooth cavity, filling it with composite resin bonding is the best way to restore the tooth. Call Respond Dental of North York, Ontario today at (416) 318-7465 to request an appointment with our team. Drs. Roodsar, Gholizadeh, and Rezaei are available to assist both new and returning patients and families with their dental needs at their practice, conveniently located at 45 Sheppard Avenue East, Suite #108.