Tooth Coloured Dental Fillings
Sunshine Smiles Dental offers a range of treatment options to repair decayed or broken teeth. We offer state of the art dental materials and techniques to safely restore your smile.
White filling materials (composite-resin or porcelain) can re-establish the natural appearance of teeth that have previously been filled or have worn or chipped over time.
The most common reasons for needing a dental filling is because of a cavity caused by dental decay or a broken or chipped tooth. Early dental decay is usually painless and may not present any signs or symptoms, however if ignored the cavity will become deeper and can cause symptoms such as tooth sensitivity when eating or drinking something sweet, hot or cold.
For smaller cavities, composite-resin materials work very well. If the cavity is larger or if the tooth is located in an area that is subject to heavy wear, then the use of a porcelain inlay filling, or a crown will provide superior strength and longevity.
Safe Amalgam Removal
In the past many dental fillings placed were amalgam, containing mercury. We understand the concerns regarding the use of a material containing mercury; as such we never use this material at our practice.
Many patients are requesting the removal and replacement of their amalgam fillings for health reasons, because of concerns regarding the safety of mercury-based fillings, or for cosmetic purposes. We offer safe amalgam removal following the strict protocols set by the IAOMT to ensure we minimise any potential mercury exposure to the patient and our team.
Please note we are not making any claims that dental amalgam makes you sick.