Restorative - white fillings
Trauma, Restorations, White
Restorative dentistry involves restoring damaged teeth brought about by decay, trauma, various systemic illnesses, inherited defects, etc. At Choice Dental we utilise advanced techniques and the finest materials in order to provide you with a beautiful restoration that will be close to the natural tooth in appearance and last you for many years to come.
Many of us have had amalgam restorations (silver fillings) done in the past. Although they are being used less since the introduction of composite material they are still considered the strongest filling material. There has been a lot of speculation regarding amalgam fillings and their mercury content resulting in health concerns. A great deal of research has been done and has not proven any health hazards associated with amalgam fillings. The popular (white) composite filling is the preferred restorative material as it gives a natural look and can be used to eat with straight away. They bond to the remaining tooth structure helping to prevent breakage and prevent cracking of the remaining tooth.
When a tooth has more than 60% filling, it is considered to be a heavily filled tooth. Less natural tooth structure means less bonding strength for the filling, increasing the risk of filling breakage. In this case a crown would be recommended.
Browns Plains Dental
, Dentist in Browns Plains
, Silver Fillings