White Fillings

White FillingsTooth coloured fillings look completely natural, restoring not only the strength of a tooth, but also its attractiveness. These fillings, which are a paste-consistency comprised of silica and ultra-fine particles of glass, are an ideal way to repair damage from cavities.

This combination of materials, and the consistency to which it is blended, makes it pliable, so that it can be precisely moulded to the shape of the tooth requiring repair. What this means is that less natural tooth structure will need to be removed for the filling to fit well and remain strong. Placed in layers and then carefully shaped, a tooth-coloured filling is treated with specifically developed light which cures the material into a hard, strong substance.

A primary advantage that is gained with white fillings is actually not aesthetics, but fit. Due to the advances that have taken place over the years, the materials used for these fillings are suitable for use anywhere in the mouth, even where bite force is strongest.

White fillings are also convenient, due to the fact that they can usually be placed in a single visit. During treatment, the damaged tissue is removed carefully and gently, and enamel is slightly etched. This lends to a strong bonding process once the filling has been precisely shaped.

Advanced dental techniques used by our team allow us to use the white filling material for a number of restorative treatments outside of just fillings. Today, this material is highly capable and used to perfect the smile in various ways, such as reshaping teeth that are uneven or brightening tooth colour.

For smaller restorations we use the dental laser to prepare the tooth. Many of these restorations can be done with no anaesthetic.

Although standard white fillings are convenient and effective, there is also the option for treatment with CEREC technology. This form of treatment tends to produce some of the most long-lasting, comfortable restorations available. Due to its many advantages (control of tooth shape and bite with the opposing teeth, stronger material, control of nice tight contact design with adjacent teeth, comfort, biocompatibility and longevity), CEREC is typically the first form of treatment recommended for any medium to large size fillings or crowns.

Repairing cavities at Smile in Style is easy and comfortable. Your dentist will incorporate the latest dental technologies to improve comfort and achieve optimal results.

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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.

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