Due to bacteria and acidity within our mouth, the degradation of teeth is known as a dental cavity.
You may see a visible black spot in or around your teeth. Food becomes easily trapped causing greater harm and decay to the tooth. There are two types of dental fillings,
- Composite or Amalgam restorations.
However, we do not use amalgam fillings due to there mercury concentration which is poisonous to the patient.
Before the cavity becomes deeper to hit the nerves, it is important to be treated as soon as possible.
To avoid cavities, avoid sugary food and drinks and maintain good dental hygiene habits.
Why replace your Amalgam Fillings?
Amalgam fillings are mostly known as ‘silver fillings’ . The dental amalgam can be easily manipulated around tooth cavities, so dentists had often used it in the past. However, there is a high concentration of mercury in the composition, hence due to health risks amalgam fillings are not recommended by dentists.
At Dental Focus we can remove these fillings and replace them with resin composite fillings.
What are Composite Fillings?
Composite fillings are a white coloured resin material that bonds to the tooth structure.
The bonding helps “glue” or reinforce the weak parts of the tooth.
It is a replacement for amalgam ‘silver’ fillings to provide a strong and cosmetically pleasing restoration. (silver fillings require a “mechanical lock” to stay in place, where a shape larger than the decay itself is drilled.)
Because of the adhesive chemistry of white fillings the end result is a smaller, stronger and aesthetically pleasing filling.