What are fillings?
Fillings are used to treat cavities, repair cracked or broken teeth and teeth that have been worn down from misuse (such as from nail-biting or tooth grinding). The decayed portion of the tooth is removed and then the clear area is filled.
When is a filling recommended?
Aesthetic fillings are performed when teeth have cavities, have color changes, are fractured, worn down, also when one wishes to fill up spaces between teeth or when there is a mispositioned tooth. All this can be fixed by performing aesthetic filling.
For decades, the standard dental filling was comprised of a mercury-based amalgamation of metals. These fillings do not look natural and also maintain properties of metals conducting temperature easily and may expand and contract under these conditions causing stress in the tooth.
We use modern fillings which blend naturally with your tooth shade and can strengthen the tooth, as opposed to a silver color filling. These enamel-colored fillings contain no metal and leave you with a tooth that appears untouched by any dentist.