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Tooth Coloured Fillings

A safer and natural looking filling alternative

What are tooth coloured fillings?

Tooth coloured fillings, also known as Composite Resin, are a cosmetic alternative to the old style silver-mercury fillings. They are made of a plastic material mixed with small glass particles and are tooth coloured, rather than silver. They are natural looking and are suitable for repairing cavities in any teeth.

What are the benefits of tooth coloured fillings?

Tooth coloured fillings are natural looking, stronger, and safer than old style silver fillings.

  • Natural looking
  • Stronger because it bonds better to the surrounding tooth
  • Safer than old style silver, amalgam, mercury fillings
  • Suitable for even the smallest of holes

Today’s Dentistry in Brisbane recommends tooth coloured fillings

After removing the decay our dentists will place layers of composite fillings into the area to be repaired. Each layer of the composite material is hardened by exposure to a special light. The advantage of this is that the fillings are ready to bite on straight away.

If we have removed any old style silver, amalgam, mercury fillings, Today’s Dentistry disposes of these responsibly and safely.

We give you all the options – you decide

It is our policy to give you no-nonsense and practical advice on all your options including the timing of your fillings, alternatives and the associated costs, allowing you to make the most informed decision. We will then continue to work with you to ensure you enjoy the maximum amount of time from your treatment.

We take care of patients from all areas of Brisbane and invite you to call our friendly reception staff in Brisbane on (07) 3263 2677 or Contact us. They are never too busy to talk to you about tooth coloured fillings, or any other dental treatments that you may have questions about.

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  • TMJ advice from Brisbane Dentist Dr Darryl Marsh Tooth Abscess - “I just got composite resin veneers and ever since, the gum above the right tooth has been very sore and swollen. I have developed a blister on the gum that leaks a clear fluid, along with swelling and severe pain…” “I also felt a strange popping feeling in the gum, like bubbles bursting. The fluid
  • Replacing Silver Fillings - “Do you think people with old ‘silver’ fillings should have them removed and replaced by more up-to-date materials?” – Question from Tony of Mango Hill, Brisbane Dr David Kerr replies: That’s a very common question and it’s one that is difficult to give a definitive yes or no answer. Although there has been no conclusive

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