Tooth Fillings in Mornington – Aesthetic Restorations Our Patients Will Love
Aside from that, our tooth-coloured filling materials are highly versatile. They can be used to fill cavities and also to perform minor cosmetic dental corrections.
Dental fillings in Mornington – Composite vs Amalgam
Here on the Mornington Peninsula, Barkly Street Dental Group is proud to be a “tooth-coloured only” dental clinic. There was a time when silver coloured amalgam was used for dental restorative purposes. While it was a strong material, there were a number of disadvantages associated with it – most prominently the fact that it contained mercury , was not adhesive and was an unsightly material.
As a patient-focused Dentist, your health, care, and well-being are our top priorities. We strive to ensure our Mornington dental practice uses only the best, most trusted and scientifically proven materials and products.
Advantages of Tooth-coloured Fillings
Aside from their structural and compositional demerits, amalgam fillings are simply unsightly. Today, dentistry is all about improving the aesthetics of the smile, alongside the functionality. Below are some of the advantages of opting for composite (tooth-coloured ) restorations. They are:
• Available in a large variety of shades, and can easily be matched with any natural tooth colour
• Structurally stable
• Made to replicate the natural contour of teeth
• Non-toxic, non-irritant, non-allergenic and biocompatible
• Indistinguishable from the natural tooth structure when light-cured
• Adhesive so they require less removal of tooth structure than amalgam
The Dental Filling Procedure
Prior to every restorative treatment, local anaesthesia may be administered to eliminate any chance of discomfort for our patients. The damaged portion of the tooth is then removed carefully followed by the application of etching and bonding materials that prepare the surface for the filling. Composite is then placed into the cavity little by little and moulded into the desired shape. Finally, the tooth filling is cured using a light source and polished to add a natural shine.
If you are in need of a dental filling, or alternatively, would like to change any unsightly amalgam fillings for aesthetically pleasing composite varieties, then talk to us about our composite tooth fillings in our Mornington Peninsula clinic. Call our experienced team on (03) 5975 5355 to book an appointment today.