Tooth Coloured Fillings
Tooth fillings have many purposes but are mainly used to replace or support tooth structure that has been "eaten" due to decay or broken due to trauma.
There are a variety of dental filling materials on the market and traditionally, amalgam or mercury/silver fillings have been the most prevalent restorative material.
Although they are an extremely durable material, amalgam fillings do require more tooth structure to be removed. This is needed for it to be retentive as the material demands more space in order for it to mechanically lock into the tooth. Over time these fillings can cause the tooth to go grey, leak and in severe cases cause cracks and propagate fractures.
Tooth coloured fillings utilise lesser invasive material that is both aesthetically pleasing and resilient. Tooth coloured fillings have now eclipsed the use of amalgam fillings.
Caring for you, the community and the environment is important to us and as such Aqua Smiles Dental is please to implement a mercury free practice. Our well trained dentists only provide tooth coloured fillings that is safe, sightly and of high excellence.