White fillings from your Moonee Ponds dentist more than attractive

Tooth restoration is one of the most common services in the dental office. Patients of all ages may develop cavities as a result of aggressive oral bacteria. At Smile in Style, we are dedicated to education and preventive care in an effort to minimize our patients’ risk of cavity development. At the same time, we see the importance in offering the best restorative options to repair teeth that have been damaged. When restoring teeth with white fillings in our Moonee Ponds and Sunbury offices, we are doing more than filling a hole.

Dr. Terry Rose, Smile In Style

One of the primary reasons people choose white fillings over silver amalgam fillings is appearance. We want your smile to look as natural as possible. In this day and age, image is very important not only to our sense of self but also to our interactions with others. Preserving the natural look of your smile makes perfect sense for people of all ages. The tooth-colored composite resin material used to repair teeth is matched to surrounding enamel so that the repaired tooth looks no different than it did before treatment. It’s health and durability, however, are greatly improved.

For years, there has been the perception of strength given to silver amalgam fillings. This perception, proven by research, is inaccurate and can lead one to require further dental work at some point in the future. Dental amalgam is made of a mixture of metals, bound together with mercury. This form of restoration has several problems. Structurally, the metal contracts when cooled and expands when heated. Our teeth do the same thing. How much and how quickly enamel expands and contracts, however, differs from amalgam. As such, amalgam fillings have a way of causing further tooth damage in the form of fractures after years of expanding too much within the repaired tooth.

Composite fillings, and also CEREC restorations made of high quality biocompatible ceramic material, are not only beautiful but are similar to tooth material in the way that they expand and contract. What this means to the patient is longer lasting function with a significantly lower risk of future damage or decay due to bacteria entering the tooth beneath the filling.

Your smile deserves to be attractive and healthy. Our carefully selected filling material at Smile in Style meets these goals. Contact our office to schedule your dental check-up today.

Phone: Moonee Ponds – 03 8400 4104 / Sunbury – 03 8001 6021


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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.