Maple Leaf Dentistry

Amalgam Fillings Peterborough

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Silver amalgams are fairly resilient fillings, yet after several years they will begin to tarnish and decay. Once this occurs, the tooth and the filling will start to break away from each other allowing microbes to enter into the hole, which might trigger damage and decay underneath the restoration. As soon as this is exposed, your amalgam restoration will need to be removed and substituted with a ceramic restoration.

One of the great benefits of ceramic tooth-coloured dental fillings is that they attach directly to the tooth, making them considerably stronger than silver amalgam restorations. In addition, less of the tooth needs to be taken out in preparation for the bonding treatment, thus preserving more of the natural tooth.

Ceramic fillings are most often used in cases whereby there is only a slight amount of stress on the tooth and the deterioration is mild to moderate. When the deterioration is too serious and there is not enough structure on the tooth remaining, a tooth crown might be required to help handle the full forces of biting and chewing.

If several silver restorations are existing, it is best to swap a small number of silver restorations at a time rather than doing the treatment many times. The silver amalgam restorations are pulled with a dentistry hand tool, then the surfaces can be cleaned completely before the ceramic restoration can be shaped and contoured to fit the clients specific bite.

Peterborough TMJ Specialist

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TMJ Specialist Peterborough

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Composite Fillings Peterborough

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Tooth Restoration Peterborough

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Dentures Peterborough

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Peterborough Dentists

Dr. Cam Crawford, along with his friendly and professional team of hygienists and office support staff are excited to meet with you and your family. Regardless of whether you need a regular cleaning, dental check-up, whitening, crown, fillings or a bridge, Dr. Crawford and his team can offer you the modern dental services you require.

Maple Leaf Dentistry

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 7:30 am - 4:30 pm

Office Address:
291 Reid Street
Peterborough, Ontario
K9J 3R2