Using white fillings to address areas of decay
- Posted on: May 30 2021
Tooth decay is a common dental problem for many patients. Decay, or “cavities,” are holes that develop in the natural tooth enamel due to poor oral health habits. Some patients are more susceptible to cavities than others, which is why it is important that patients connect with a dentist regularly for professional cleanings and evaluations. Early treatment can often keep these cavities from becoming larger and requiring further care. However, patients who visit Dr. Lenny Slepchik in downtown Montreal and have cavities will want to learn about the options available for treatment. His practice is well-versed in the use of tooth-coloured, or white, dental fillings.
What is a white dental filling?
Fillings are placed by your dentist inside of a cavity to seal the tooth off and keep the cavity from becoming larger and damaging to the natural tooth. In the past, many dentists used a material known as silver amalgam, which is a dark metal-like filling that was often very noticeable within the smile. Instead, Dr. Lenny Slepchik has been using white dental fillings for many years. These fillings are comprised of composite resin which is made to match the natural tooth enamel and look seamless when placed. Many patients love using white dental fillings because they do not have the obvious aftereffects of a dark filling in their smile. Additionally, composite resin fillings do not expand and contract with temperature changes like silver amalgam fillings do, which can leave the tooth susceptible to bacteria entering inside and causing an infection.
Why choose white dental fillings?
- Seamless integration into the smile
- No expansion or contraction
- Attractive and natural-looking
- Free from mercury exposure
- Placed in one appointment
- Fast and effective treatment of tooth decay
- Easy to care for
Ready for Composite Resin white fillings for cavities?
Learn about the benefits of using composite resin bonding to address areas of decay with Dr. Lenny Slepchik and his team. Downtown Montreal area patients can call (514) 875-7971 to schedule an appointment, or send an email to [email protected]. Our facility is conveniently located at 800 Boul. Rene-Levesque O, Ste. #310, next to the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth Hotel across from Place Ville Marie and welcomes new patients to the practice.
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