Tooth-Coloured Dental Fillings
Replace amalgam fillings with natural looking dental fillings at New England Dental in Armidale.
According to the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, on average around 3 in every 10 adults aged 25-44 have tooth decay. If you have a cavity and your tooth is decayed, a dental filling is generally the most common way to resolve the problem. Dental fillings are used to restore the structure and integrity of a tooth. If the tooth is beyond the repair of a dental filling, a different treatment may be more appropriate to fix the tooth.
Today, tooth coloured fillings are a popular and durable choice over amalgam fillings because the blend in with the colour of your natural teeth.
Benefits of tooth-coloured dental fillings
- They look like natural teeth
- They don’t stain your teeth or gums
- They are durable – can last up to 10 years
- They can restore strength to damaged teeth
- They maintain the integrity of the natural tooth
- They are considered safer than amalgam fillings
- They preserve more of the natural tooth
- They can be custom colour toned
Tooth-coloured dental fillings look natural because they blend in seamlessly with your teeth. They are considered the more aesthetic tooth restoration.
Replace amalgam fillings
Dental amalgam fillings contain elemental mercury. While there is no direct evidence to suggest that amalgam fillings can be harmful to one’s health it is known that exposure to high levels of mercury vapour can be dangerous. Researchers have been able to detect low levels of mercury vapour in the mouths of the subjects they studied. Some had amalgam fillings and some didn’t so it is assumed that there are other sources of mercury vapour such as air pollution or consumption of foods like large fish which can absorb mercury through the food chain.
Amalgam fillings can also cause staining on the teeth and gums. Although amalgam fillings are strong, they are considered an outdated method of filling teeth.
Safe and Durable Composite Fillings
At New England Dental, we only use tooth-coloured materials to fill teeth. Tooth-coloured dental fillings have advanced over the years to a durable strength, so they can now be considered as strong as amalgam fillings.
Our principal Dentist Dr Henzell uses tooth coloured materials because of his commitment to aesthetic dentistry. Many patients are surprised to learn that tooth coloured fillings not only restore decay, they can actually brighten rather than dull the smile.
Tooth-coloured dental fillings
Do you need any fillings? For more information on dental fillings, contact the lovely team in Armidale at New England Dental located on Dangar Street, South Hill. We have had years of experience assisting patients with their oral health concerns. Dr Henzell has been working as a dentist in Armidale since 1985 and takes pride in ensuring his patients receive quality treatments with gentle and caring service.