Amalgam free dental fillings: we are a mercury free, also known as silver or amalgam free practice.
However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from years past. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye, and we know with modern dentistry that by unavoidable design, amalgam / silver / mercury fillings ultimately result in a weaker tooth structure. Our Canberra Dentists are trained & experienced in the safe removal of amalgam / silver / mercury fillings if you have one.
We use composite (also known as White) teeth fillings which are tooth coloured & they can be closely matched to the colour of existing teeth. As with most dental restorations, composite fillings are not permanent and may someday have to be replaced.
Reasons for composite teeth fillings:
Closing space between two teeth.
Cracked or broken teeth.
How are composite fillings placed?
It is normal to experience sensitivity to hot and cold when composite fillings are first placed, however this will subside shortly after your tooth acclimates to the new filling.