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The benefits of tooth coloured fillings

  • Posted on: Sep 30 2021
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portrait of a handsome man smiling Are you considering tooth coloured fillings? Are you unhappy with old silver amalgam fillings you’ve had placed years ago? Are you looking for an improvement in your smile? This is a great time to connect with Dr. Lenny Slepchik and his team in Downtown Montreal to learn about the benefits of tooth coloured fillings when cavities have developed. 

What is a filling? 

A filling is the first line of treatment against cavities, or tooth decay, that develop within the natural teeth. Cavities are small holes that develop in the enamel of the tooth, the hardest outer shell of the natural tooth. Without treatment, cavities can become extremely large and damaging to the tooth’s structure and result in significant structural impairment. If left untreated, these cavities can go deep within the tooth and cause infection, which may only be resolved with root canal therapy or tooth extraction. 

What types of fillings are available? 

Many dental practices provide an older method of filling with a material known as silver amalgam. Silver amalgam can cause dark discolouration in the teeth, but is used to address an area of decay. However, these may be extremely noticeable and not aesthetic at all. Instead, Dr. Lenny Slepchik in Downtown Montreal encourages patients to consider the benefits of tooth coloured dental fillings instead, which use a composite resin material that is safe as well as cosmetic. 

What are the benefits of tooth coloured fillings? 

There are many benefits to using this composite resin material for filling areas of decay. Tooth coloured fillings are: 

  • Resistant to contraction and expansion ensuring better protection of the tooth’s structure
  • Perfect for avoiding tooth discolouration
  • Extremely durable and can last many years with proper care
  • Great at restoring the natural appearance of the tooth and can be difficult to discern from natural tooth enamel
  • Perfect for improving the tooth’s strength
  • Great for improved self-confidence and beauty

Contact Dr. Lenny Slepchik today! 

Downtown Montreal patients are encouraged to book an appointment with Dr. Lenny Slepchik and his team to discuss the benefits of tooth coloured fillings. Call (514) 875-7971 and visit the office at 800 Boul Rene-Levesque O, Ste #310 to talk about your options. New and current patients can schedule a time by calling the front desk or emailing them at [email protected]

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