Composite Fillings Caroline Springs
Visually appealing alternatives to amalgam fillings
Here at Caroline Springs dental we place ourselves at the forefront of dental advancements. And because of this we only use the very best material with our treatments. Modern dentistry recommends the use of composite fillings, why?
Traditional amalgam fillings are composed of mercury. Some people believe that this material can be harmful and leak into the mouth when chewing.
Amalgam fillings are also a less desired treatment for a number of other reasons:
- By being just packed into the tooth there is no complete seal, this means decay has the opportunity to sneak into the tooth underneath the filling.
- The amalgam material contracts and expands in response to temperature changes in the mouth, this can cause the natural tooth to crack
- They are less visually appealing as they do not blend in with the original colour of the smile
Why choose composite fillings?
Composite fillings are a much more environmentally friendly material, 100% free from toxic mercury. The fillings do not change in response to temperature changes in the mouth. The composite fillings also provide a visually preferred look being exactly colour matched to the previous colour of the teeth.
Composite fillings are a great way to repair minor damage. If you have extensive damage to your mouth, you may require inlays or onlays or a different dental solution to repair your smile.