White Fillings

Most of us have at least one unsightly silver dental filling...
in our mouths, if not several. There was a time, years ago, when mercury fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, were the best materials dentists had to restore teeth affected by cavities.

Old Fillings New White Fillings
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Advances in dental technology have replaced the use of amalgam fillings with white, composite fillings. While mercury fillings are still being placed by some dentists, Dr. Babin has chosen to treat our guests with only the latest composite and porcelain dental materials. Babin Dentistry's state-of-the-art Victoria dentist office offers specialized technology to give you the best treatment available today.

Old Fillings New White Fillings
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new white fillings

Dark-coloured amalgam fillings are not only unattractive but these dental fillings can also put teeth at risk of fracture. Over time these metal fillings will corrode and expand, often resulting in broken or cracked teeth and / or new decay developing under these fillings.

 

Old Fillings New White Fillings
old fillings
new white fillings

Natural-coloured composite fillings closely match the natural colour of your teeth. In fact, even close up they can be difficult to spot, helping to maintain the natural appearance of your smile. The same cannot be said about amalgam fillings. They are easy to spot and undeniably unnatural looking. In fact, over time silver fillings can corrode and leak metal ions into natural tooth structure, resulting in a dark, even black appearance to your teeth.

You can expect personalized care and service.
Dr. Babin will thoroughly examine each of your teeth. In many cases we will take digital photographs of your teeth and fillings to allow Dr. Babin to see hidden or small cracks more easily.

Stronger, mercury–free dental restorations may be recommended
if any of your existing amalgam fillings exhibit signs of cracking, wearing, leaking or deterioration . Depending on the size of your existing filling the tooth may be best restored with a white filling or a dental inlay or onlay.

Contact us today in Victoria, (Vancouver Island) B.C. to learn more about how you can achieve the beautiful, functional smile you've always wanted!