Tooth-Coloured & Porcelain Fillings
Many people these days are conscious of their oral health and the effect it has on their general wellbeing. Traditionally, metal amalgam (mercury) was the only material of choice for people suffering from dental decay and cavities in need of a dental filling. Concerns have been raised about the use of dental amalgam because it contains mercury. There is an ongoing controversy as to whether having mercury fillings in our mouth poses any risk.
Depending on your opinion you may opt to have tooth coloured dental fillings instead.
Porcelain Dental Fillings
Dental porcelain has properties similar to tooth enamel. It is a tooth coloured substance that is partly translucent, that absorbs and reflects light to mimic the properties of a pearly white shine.
A porcelain inlay or onlay, on occasion, has superior properties over that of a traditional dental filling.
With the advancement in dental technology, there are many other alternatives to amalgam such as direct composite (tooth coloured) dental fillings, and indirect porcelain fillings (Inlays/ Onlays).
Dental Fillings at Dental Boutique
At Dental Boutique, we believe in your freedom in material of choice, and will explain to you the advantages and disadvantages of each material along with detailing the dental fillings procedure as to mitigate any worries or concerns you may be harbouring.
We strive to provide the finest and safest options for our patients and choose to be a mercury-free dental practice.
Get in touch today to enquire more about mercury versus tooth coloured fillings.
Have More Questions?
We invite you to experience our no obligation assessment to help guide, educate and confirm which treatment is right for you. Our friendly and highly trained team are passionate and meticulous about creating beautiful and lasting smiles
Due to our extensive experience and knowledge, we would discuss all the different options available to you in your unique situation. We believe in supporting our clients in all the decision they make and tailor their treatment to suit each individual’s budget and lifestyle. Each member of our team is committed to serving you, so please don’t hesitate to ask us anything.