Silver coloured amalgam fillings have been used for many decades, providing a cheap and hard-wearing solution for tooth decay. However, these fillings are highly visible and some people are concerned about their mercury content. FamilyONE Dental is amalgam-free, but if you do have any amalgam fillings we can safely remove and replace them when required.
Why Choose Amalgam-Free Dentistry?
Modern, amalgam-free filling materials are safe, tooth coloured and provide a durable and highly aesthetic solution. We use advanced composite resin fillings that cannot be seen and which are very compatible with your natural tooth structure.
What Are the Advantages of Choosing Amalgam-Free Dentistry?
Unlike amalgam fillings, composite resin bonds strongly to a natural tooth, sealing out bacteria and protecting the tooth. Amalgam fillings tend to flex whenever they contact anything hot or cold and when placed under pressure, for example during chewing. This continual flexing creates microfractures in teeth, weakening their structure. Composite resin fillings do not have this effect and do not flex when subjected to temperature changes or while under pressure.