A white filling is the more natural attractive choice to the old silver mercury fillings as the composite material bonds to the remaining tooth to support it and prevent breakage. The old traditional silver amalgam fillings expand causing your tooth to fracture as it cannot integrate with the natural tooth as white fillings can.
The procedure involves the dentist removing the decayed portions of the tooth. This then leaves a hole that needs to be filled to restore the tooth to its original form and function. The tooth is then prepared and the composite is placed in layers using a light specialised to harden each layer. When the process is done the filling will be shaped to fit the tooth and finally polished to prevent staining and ensure it lasts a long time.
If you require a fillings or want an old amalgam one replaced and your smile updated, contact EVP Dental in East Victoria Park to arrange a consultation.
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