Dental Fillings in North Vancouver
Trust Aqua Dental, a trusted Vancouver-based dentist, to provide you with tooth filling services that protect the overall health of your tooth and prevent further decay.
Most people visit the dentist from a young age. It’s in childhood when they learn what a cavity is and how the dentist treats cavities with tooth fillings so they can maintain happy healthy teeth. As people grow older, visits to the dentist become even more important to protecting oral health.
When to Seek Dental Care for a Cavity or Tooth Decay
It’s important to seek treatment for a cavity as soon as pain or sensitivity is felt in the tooth. Other signs and symptoms you may experience with a cavity include pain when biting down and black, white or brown tooth stains. If these issues arise, Aqua Dental can work with you to select the right treatment option and determine whether a tooth-colored composite filling, or another option will be the best course of action.
Because untreated cavities can cause severe tooth decay and require more intensive care, such as the installation of a dental crown, call Aqua Dental right away if you suspect you may have a cavity or other oral health problems.
What’s the Difference Between Silver Amalgam Fillings and Composite Tooth Fillings?
Dentistry and oral health care have a long history and over time, the materials dentists use for tooth filling have changed. While silver amalgam fillings were considered the standard for many years, the procedure requires the use of mercury, which is known to be unhealthy and associated with potential dangers. As a result, most dental practices have transitioned to using other types of fillings, including composite, which are tooth-colored fillings and are color-matched to your teeth.
Other options for fillings include ceramic, which is less likely to stain but relatively expensive when compared with composite, and glass lonomer, which features a blend of acrylic and glass that releases fluoride; however, glass lonomer fillings are the least durable and may need to be replaced.
What Does Research Say About My Old Amalgam Filling?
While dentists don’t commonly use silver for fillings anymore, those that are in good condition don’t typically require removal. If you’re concerned about your silver amalgam fillings, reach out to Aqua Dental.
Trust the Dentists at Aqua Dental With Your Oral Health
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