Tooth Fillings Spruce Avenue Edmonton AB
A dental restoration or “filling” artificially restores the function, integrity and morphology of missing tooth structure. The structural loss typically results from caries or external trauma. Dental restorations may be fabricated out of a variety of materials.
In the past, for fillings on back teeth we typically would use silver amalgam. While not in common use now, silver remains a handy tool for specific situations, especially if an area is difficult to keep dry during the procedure.
Nowadays we find that tooth coloured fillings using composite polymer are able to be used in the vast majority of cases.
Fillings will not strengthen a tooth, no matter what they are made of. If a tooth is missing a larger amount of structure, an inlay or crown can be a longer-lasting solution.