Wouldn’t it be excellent if all your fillings could be natural looking white fillings. At Enhance Dental, no longer do you need to have the old style silver amalgam or metal fillings that contain mercury.
New age white fillings are mercury free and are made from a variety of high quality dental materials. These include porcelain and composite resin.
At Enhance Dental we never use metal or silver amalgam fillings that contain mercury.
White fillings are also a much more environmentally friendly choice, do not corrode or expand and are often considered to be a healthier option too.
White fillings do not contain any mercury and bond securely to your tooth. Unlike metal or silver fillings only a minimum amount of tooth preparation is required. The life expectancy of a white filling can vary depending how heavy the bite comes together and how large the cavity is. We have found new age white fillings are very durable and often last many years.
Dr Joseph Paino, the principal dentist at Enhance Dental explains “Although amalgam fillings were once the most common type of filling, now with all the wonderful advancements in white fillings and resin bonding technology, I have never looked back!”
If you have a very large cavity or your tooth is fractured, other alternatives such as porcelain crowns or porcelain overlays may be a more suitable alternative. Your Enhance Dental dentist will always advise you about the most suitable option to restore your tooth.
Now that white fillings have come of age no longer do you need to show unattractive metal or silver amalgam fillings when you talk, laugh or smile.
Before we do any fillings we will carefully examine your mouth with an extra fine dental probe, radiographs (X-rays) and and an intra oral camera. The intraoral camera stores digital images in your dental record. Consequently any cavities you may have is clearly visible for our patients to see before any fillings are done.
Sometimes the cavity is hidden and cannot be easily detected. With the use of our Diagnodent laser we are able to check for hidden cavities. This way we are able to prevent the cavity from damaging a large proportion of the tooth. Therefore there is much less chance of getting a tooth ache or more complex and expensive dental treatments.
If if you need any white fillings or are considering replacement of any silver (amalgam) fillings please call Enhance Dental on (03)9533-8488 to make an appointment.
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