Fillings

White or ??? amalgam

At Kawana Dental we have been using white/tooth coloured fillings in both front and back teeth since 1987.

Frankly we find most patients prefer to have white or tooth colored rather than silver (amalgam) fillings.

Small to medium fillings or restorations done skillfully with reinforced composite resin provide excellent service. We aren't going to be humble here.....we are very good at it

We don't advocate removal of amalgam for health reasons, unless there are chronic health conditions with specific indications. Frankly, we think it is unethical to scare everyone into removal of their amalgams for their health. (If we did follow that long discredited urban myth, we'd have a line of patients from here to Brisbane).

However, we can, and do remove aged or corroded or unsightly amalgam as appropriate, using sophisticated technologies. There are many techniques, both bizarre and sensible....we've researched them all.  Generally we use HVE high volume suction and rubber dam as each situation dictates.

 

Large amalgams or teeth that are mainly "filling' tend to need strong replacements such as onlays or crowns, particularly if you are getting to that "50,000 km service" age range, when teeth are more brittle and likely to fracture in unrestorable ways.

Crowns, Bridges, Inlays and Onlays are unfortunately very expensive, but sometimes unavoidable...see this link for more information. Link Onlays/Inlays, Crowns and Bridges