Why Composite Fillings Are A Better Choice
- Posted on: Nov 30 2019
Areas of decay in the smile can impact your overall dental health. These areas, known as cavities, are small holes that can become deep within the tooth. In order to address them, patients are often encouraged to have dental fillings placed in these holes to seal the tooth and protect it from further damage. Dental fillings are a common dental procedure provided by Dr. Lenny Slepchik in downtown Montreal. At his practice, he provides composite resin fillings only as an alternative to metal or silver amalgam fillings.
How is a composite resin filling placed?
Also known as “tooth-coloured fillings,” composite resin fillings are designed to blend in with the natural tooth enamel to avoid appearing as dental work. In fact, many patients who receive composite resin fillings will find that the area treated is practically indistinguishable from healthy tooth enamel ! To place these fillings, Dr. Lenny Slepchik cleans the decayed area and files it down. Then, composite resin bonding is placed into the cavity. A curing light is used to harden the resin, and then the dentist files and polishes the hardened resin to complete the process. The final appearance is difficult to discern from the natural smile, ensuring an aesthetic appearance.
Why choose composite resin fillings?
Not only are composite resin fillings more attractive than darker metal and silver amalgam fillings, they are much safer. Studies continue to show that amalgam fillings contact over 50% mercury and can result in mercury toxicity in patients over time. Additionally, these fillings can expand and contract with temperature changes, allowing bacteria to seep into the tooth and cause an infection. Composite resin fillings are beautiful, safe, and long-lasting for patients who have tooth decay.
Call our team of professionals today!
Dr. Lenny Slepchik encourages patients in downtown Montreal to schedule an appointment and learn about the benefits of composite resin fillings. We are located at 800 Boulevard Rene-Levesque O, Suite 310 and can be reached by phone to request a visit at (514) 875-7971 or email at [email protected]
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