Tooth decay is caused by the demineralizing of the tooth enamel and destruction of hard tissues of acid from bacterial fermentation. The reason a Dentists would need to perform a Dental Filling on a tooth is when a tooth has a crack or a cavity. The objective is to restore your tooth’s structure and prevent future structural damage to your teeth by plaque. The Dentists at Metrotown provides a variety of tooth filling options including those that are free of mercury or amalgam, and composite resin. That leads to the question:
What is the Difference Between Amalgam and Composite Resin Filling?
The differences between these two fillings come down to aesthetics and price. Amalgam fillings are silver in color, and is relatively inexpensive. Composite resin fillings can be made to match the color of your other teeth giving your teeth a more natural appearance; however, these teeth fillings typically cost a bit more as they provide more value to you.
Dental decay can lead to serious dental problems if not treated. Our highly skilled dentists can help you prevent further teeth decays.