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The cosmetic (and other) advantages offered by a composite resin filling

Cosmetic Tooth Filling in Calgary AB Area

It is completely understandable that the ache of a cavity can make a person nervous. The thought of going in for a filling can make one apprehensive and anxious, especially if they have a misconception about what happens when a filling is placed. While some may think getting a filling is painful, that is far from the truth. Modern techniques make getting a filling a very standard and comfortable process. Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma provides cosmetically pleasing fillings made of composite resin at Lake Chaparral Dental Care in Calgary, Alberta. This material is metal-free and provides a strong and durable filling crafted to match the shade of your tooth. Let us look at why people prefer cosmetically appealing composite resin fillings.

Fillings In Modern History

There was a time, and not all that long ago when getting a filling meant receiving an amalgam filling composed of various metals. These fillings were very unattractive and incredibly noticeable as they were silver in colour. Not only were these fillings unattractive, but they also contained dangerous mercury. An amalgam filling can be composed of up to 50% mercury, which is an incredibly toxic soft metal to the human body. While the effect of mercury vapours, which are released from the filling over time, is still debated, what cannot be debated is that mercury is toxic. So why risk it? Other shortcomings of an amalgam filling are how it expands and contracts as it is exposed to hot and cold food and drinks, how it is not actually bonded to the tooth, and (again) how obvious and unattractive they look.

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Today, most dentists have switched to composite resin fillings. A composite resin filling is metal-free and crafted to match the shade of the tooth it is applied to. This ensures a discreet filling that nobody will notice. A composite resin filling is bonded to the tooth, creating a strong and long-lasting solution that will not harm the tooth over time. This is accomplished using a special light to cure the material once it has been applied to the tooth.

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Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma, a graduate from the University of Alberta Neuroscience program, received Dental training at University of Alberta in Edmonton and went on to complete a two-year residency at Albert Einstein Medical Centre in Philadelphia, PA (United States). While at Albert Einstein Medical Centre she served as chief resident for a year. In this prestigious program, she took additional training in implantology, oral surgery, cosmetic services, and general dentistry.

Dr. Jay's passion for dentistry began in middle school when she selected the topic "teeth whitening agents" for a science fair competition. She considered dentists as artists who could improve smiles, increase confidence, and create beneficial changes in people's lives from an early age.

Dr. Jay pursued her passion of becoming a dentist in Gold Coast, Australia, where she earned a Master of Dentistry degree from Griffith University. Her enthusiasm for dentistry and sympathetic attitude drives her to make your dental visit as peaceful and comfortable as possible.

She enjoys educating patients about the significance of oral health and is dedicated to expanding her knowledge of the most recent dental innovations to provide outstanding care to her patients. Dr. Jay finds it tremendously satisfying to alleviate dental anxiety while ensuring your trust is always in excellent hands.

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"The staff were super friendly and welcoming my first time there. Janelle and Dr Palka did a thorough job and I will definitely be returning. My almost 3 year old also came for a happy visit and she loved it, they did so well making her comfortable and happy!" More Stories