If your teeth have been damaged or have fallen out, one of these easiest, and lasting ways to restore your smile is through the use of a dental crown or bridge. These dental implants can not only enhance the appearance of your smile, but also help to stabilize the teeth around them. Dental implants, like crowns and bridges, can be made from a wide variety of materials, including gold, alloys, porcelain, and even composite resins.
Dental crowns improve the appearance of your teeth by changing its shape or color. Say good-bye to damage or discolored teeth.
Dental implants like crowns can relieve discomfort. For those with sore, damaged, decaying, or infected teeth, a crown can address these issues, helping to limit the sensitivity of these teeth.
Dental bridges can maintain the structure of your mouth. By filling a gap in your teeth, you’re preventing the surrounding teeth from moving around, prevent jaw bone loss, and maintaining your facial structure.
You’ll get used to these dental implants fast. Dental crowns and bridges are designed to replicate the teeth they’re replacing or repairing, so it doesn’t interrupt your bite. They’ll feel natural very quickly.
Did years of sugar and acidity finally catch up with your teeth? If it’s time for a cavity filling, visit a dentist who can provide the care and service you need. The team at M Dental have been in the industry for years and have the experience to provide compassionate and thorough care that you need – including fillings.
WHAT IS A FILLING?
Over time, as your teeth are exposed to harmful foods and drinks, the enamel begins to decay and is weakened, causing it to break down. This will eventually cause a small hole, or cavity to form in the surface of the tooth. When you go into the dentist, they will fill the cavity with a hard material that will help prevent the tooth from decaying any further. There are several different types of material that can be used: porcelain, a composite resin, or an amalgam.
Porcelain: Also known as inlays or onlays, this type of filling is first made in a lab and then the material is bonded to the tooth. Porcelain can be made to match the color of your teeth and is good at resisting staining.
Composite Resin: The composite, or plastic, type of filling can also be made to match the color of your teeth, but there is a higher chance of the material staining from coffee or tobacco. The resin is mixed together and then placed into the cavity, where it hardens. Resin provides a natural look, but doesn’t last as long.
Amalgam: The silver filling that you are accustomed to seeing, an amalgam filling is the most cost-efficient. The material is made of a mix of mercury, silver, copper, tin, and sometimes zinc.
At the dentist’s office, the area around the tooth will be numbed to prevent any pain. Then, the decayed part of the tooth will be removed and the material will be placed in the cavity and shaped to your natural bite. The dentist may ask that you bite down several times to ensure a natural feel. The anesthesia should wear off within a few hours and you should then be able to eat, brush, and flosh like normal.
If it’s been longer than six months since your last dental cleaning, schedule an appointment with M Dental today for a thorough cavity check.
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M Dental Dundas
775 Dundas St. East | Mississauga, ON L4Y 2B5
M Dental Scarborough
1221 Markham Rd. Unit #3 | Scarborough, ON M1H 3E2
We were founded in order to bring our patients closer to their overall health by giving them an oral health that dazzles. Caring, professional and supportive, we aim to give your family a dental office they can be confident in.
From the quality cosmetic dental care and dental implants that will give you a full, confident smile, to general dentistry for the whole family, we offer some of the best dental care services in Scarborough.
With your oral health, waiting could be painful, dangerous or detrimental to your confidence. It’s time to make the next step and be confident in your smile again. Contact our dental specialists today.
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