No More Amalgam

At Tewantin Dental Centre we say no to amalgam fillings

Amalgam fillings have been utilised in the dental profession for over 150 years, however with the advancement of technology and heavy research, it seems we have entered a new dental era. The amalgam material, which contains mercury, can be a dark eyesore against a white tooth and is why many patients are now opting for the safer and more aesthetically pleasing composite filling.

What is a composite filling?

A composite filling can be made from safe composite resins or white porcelain, which acts as an excellent sealant to protect from further decay. The best part about composite or porcelain fillings is they match the shade of your tooth, so it is hardly noticeable!

Why composite?

There are many benefits to having composite fillings. Not only are they environmentally friendly, they do not contain hazardous materials such as mercury. Other benefits to composite or porcelain fillings include:

  • The filling is bonded to the tooth’s surface and smoothed to match the natural shape of your tooth
  • Matches the shade of your tooth exactly
  • Mercury free
  • Less sensitive to temperature changes
  • Durable material can last up to ten years

At Tewantin Dental Centre in Noosa, we are committed to providing you with high quality service to ensure you leave with the smile you deserve!

For more information on composite fillings or to book an appointment, please contact us.