Discover innovative tooth coloured fillings at our dental practice located in Forest Lake
Traditional Amalgam fillings have been used for over one hundred years, but have been found in recent times to present a range of disadvantages over contemporary filling options. These include:
- Amalgam fillings are comprised of an alloy that has a percentage of Mercury within it. Although some people believe that the mercury can leach into your mouth and cause toxic effects, the validity is uncertain. We do know that amalgam poses an environmental threat and has been banned by some environmentally conscious countries such as Sweden and Denmark.
- Unlike our natural tooth material, amalgam expands and contracts in response to the temperature of food and beverages we consume. This process can cause fillings to crack and become loose, threatening the integrity of your natural tooth structure.
- Traditional amalgam fillings are usually simply packed into the void, and not completely sealed. This means that bacteria and plaque can develop underneath the filling- leading to further tooth decay.
- These fillings are not aesthetically pleasing as they are a dark metallic colour and do not blend with the colour of the natural tooth structure that surrounds it.
If you have existing amalgam fillings, you may wish to consider replacing these with the contemporary tooth coloured fillings we offer at Lake Dental
These materials are completely mercury free and can be colour-matched to the exact shade of your natural tooth material. These porcelain and composite resin fillings do not expand or contract in response to temperature changes in the mouth, and completely seal the void created by dental decay.
Amalgam Free Fillings Brisbane
If you are seeking an aesthetically pleasing, healthy and environmentally conscious filling option, our amalgam free fillings could be a great choice for you.
To find out more about our amalgam free fillings, or to book an appointment at our dental practice located in Forest Lake, please contact us.