White Fillings

White Fillings

At Noosa Family Dental we are an amalgam (silver/mercury) free practice.

Why composite resin fillings?

Tooth coloured fillings are our preference for a number or reasons:

  • Conservation of natural tooth: Tooth coloured fillings require less of the precious tooth to be removed. They are bonded in, allowing them to actually support and reinforce the tooth.
  • Natural appearance: They look great! There have been incredible advancements in resin technology over the passed 20 years. We now have excellent shade selection and colour stability.
  • Strong: These materials, if designed correctly, can rival porcelain longevity. They are strong enough to protect back teeth, and restore front teeth.
  • Quick: Composite resin is placed on the spot, there is no need for multiple appointments.
  • Repairable: Unlike porcelain, resin can often be repaired if there is local degradation. This is a cost effective strategy.

What is composite resin used for?

Composite resin is a very adaptable material which can be used throughout the mouth.

On back teeth we use it to:

  • Repair breakages
  • Restore areas lost due to decay
  • Protect teeth from crack penetration
  • Close annoying gaps which trap food

On front teeth we use it to:

  • Change the shape, size and appearance of the teeth
  • Cover stains
  • Close gaps
  • Make teeth appear straighter
  • Restore breakages
  • Restore areas lost due to decay.

What’s involved?

The dentist will need to prepare the surface of the tooth and clean it thoroughly. A couple of tooth preparation liquids are placed. The resin is then placed and moulded in thin layers, each layer is set with a blue light. The blue light makes the resin hard. The bite is checked and adjusted and the filling polished until it is very smooth. Local anaesthetic is not always necessary.

CA 01/28 Eenie Creek Rd

Noosaville, 4566

07 5489 8022

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