Dental FillingsFamily Dentist in Lethbridge
How do you know if you need dental fillings?
If you are experiencing these symptoms, we recommend seeing Lethbridge dentist Dr. Lachman sooner rather than later. That’s because early diagnosis and treatment is your best bet for a more simple and less expensive treatment. Cavities don’t go away on their own, and postponing treatment often leads to more invasive, higher priced treatment down the road.
Amalgam, white or gold fillings – what’s the difference?
Beyond aesthetics, Dr Lachman prefers composite resin over metals because metal can expand and contract with heat and cold, potentially causing gaps to form between teeth and fillings or cracks to appear in the tooth itself.
Should you replace your metal fillings?
- bacterial infections
- decay spreading to adjacent teeth
- tooth nerve death
- tooth loss
- jaw muscle strain if chewing and bite patterns are altered
The good news is, none of this needs to be as dire as it may sound. If you are concerned about your dental fillings, talk to Lethbridge dentist Dr. Lachman. It’s also important to schedule regular dental check ups as well. That way Dr Lachman can examine and monitor your fillings and advise you if or when a filling replacement treatment is required.
Keep your teeth healthy
Maintaining healthy teeth and gums is a key component of good general health. Regular brushing, flossing, cleanings and check-ups are a relatively easy way you can practice prevention and minimize the impacts of dental problems.
If you would like to learn more about replacing your current metal fillings with white dental fillings, please schedule a consultation with Lethbridge general dentist Dr. Lachman.