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Historically, fillings were made of amalgam or gold due to the metals’ inherent durability. Although these materials were functionally efficient, they did not blend in seamlessly with the surrounding teeth. Aesthetically, they left much to be desired. Fortunately, technology continues to advance and dental practices now have access to composite resins that have comparable durability and life expectancy as the traditional amalgam and gold materials. The main difference is that resins can be tinted to match the surrounding teeth and create virtually transparent dental solutions.

Ottawa Sedation Dental Group exclusively use composite resin materials that match the natural tooth’s anatomy. This creates fillings that are practically undetectable to the untrained eye. If you currently have any amalgam fillings that you would like to replace to create an all-white smile, please ask your dentist or hygienist during your next visit. They will be happy to discuss the options available to you.