Tooth-Coloured Fillings

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If you're embarrassed about your smile because of decay or dark fillings in your teeth, you may be a good candidate for composite resins. A silicon dioxide-filled, tooth-coloured plastic mixture, composite resins can restore teeth to an attractive, healthy state. Composite resins represent several advantages over traditional silver or amalgam fillings.

Because composite resins are not made of metal, we can blend and mix shades to find the perfect colour to match your natural teeth. This means only you and your dentist will know you have fillings. Another pro is that the tooth/composite bond actually supports the remaining tooth structure, deterring breakage and insulating against temperature changes. Medium and small composites can last seven to ten years – that’s as long as the tried and true amalgams. Best of all, composite resins allow us to keep more of your natural tooth structure intact than amalgams. We believe in conservative dentistry – the more natural tooth structure you keep, the better teeth you’ll likely have in the future.

Dr. Lecours also offers fun, colourful fillings for children. Be sure to ask about this at your child's dental appointment.

Some patients experience mild and temporary post-placement sensitivity from composite resinfillings. The only caution we usually mention is that coffee, tea, and other staining foods and beverages may discolor your composites.

The team at our Hearst, Ontario dental office has made patients of all ages smile for two decades. Call our Hearst dental office today on (705) 372-1601 to reserve checkups or consultations for your family. With 5-star service and a commitment to excellence, Hearst dentist Dr. Gilles Lecours and our team look forward to becoming your preferred dental healthcare providers.