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Tooth-Coloured Fillings / Amalgam-free dentistry / Holistic dentistry

Holistic dentistry is a new philosophy that considers the health of all of your body when planning the treatment of your mouth, gums and teeth. We focus on you as a person, not only on your teeth and gums, treating any oral health concerns in alignment with your overall physical health. We believe that nothing in the body works in isolation, and that a healthy mouth is essential for general wellbeing. We carefully assess whether your gums, teeth and jawbone are all working together in a healthy unison.

Holistic dentistry focuses on how the health of your mouth can significantly impact the rest of your body. We are able to achieve effective and long-lasting results using natural treatments.

Dentistry has come a long way. You clearly can see the difference from one generation to the next. We’ve all seen metal fillings and gold crowns in people’s mouths that look antiquated.

We realise that most people are self-conscious about their teeth, so they want their fillings to go unnoticed.

That’s why Coorparoo Dentist provides tooth coloured fillings that blend in with the rest of your teeth. We’re an experienced dental team that offers expert tooth filling services to Coorparoo and the entire Brisbane community. We’ll fix your cavities in the most aesthetically and holistic way.Our holistic dentist does not use amalgam fillings that contain mercury and other potentially harmful materials. Instead, we use non-toxic, biocompatible materials for fillings that do not interfere with any of the body’s functions. We also use non-surgical methods to prevent and treat gum disease, and we treat root canals with non-invasive treatments.

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Safely remove old amalgam fillings

Here at Dentists @ Coorparoo,our holistic dentist can safely and effectively remove any existing amalgam fillings that contain toxic mercury. Older amalgam fillings are not biologically friendly and they expand and contract with different food temperatures and this can sometimes crack the teeth they are meant to repair. We can then replace with the latest high-quality compounds available that closely match your tooth colour. This is a less invasive process that achieves superior bonding to the natural tooth.

Frequently Asked Questions

Tooth-coloured fillings, also known as composite fillings, are made from a mixture of plastic and fine glass particles. They are used to repair a tooth affected by decay, cracks, or fractures. The composite material closely matches the colour of your natural teeth, making the fillings virtually invisible.

The lifespan of a tooth-coloured filling can vary depending on the location of the filling, the size of the cavity filled, and your oral hygiene habits. On average, tooth-coloured fillings can last between 7 to 10 years, but with proper care, some may last longer. Regular dental check-ups are important to monitor the condition of fillings.

Tooth-coloured fillings offer aesthetic advantages over silver amalgam fillings, as they blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. They also require less removal of tooth structure during the preparation process. However, the best choice of filling material depends on the location of the cavity, the extent of the repair needed, and personal preference. Both types have their benefits and are durable.

Yes, tooth-coloured fillings can be used to replace old amalgam fillings. Many patients choose to replace their amalgam fillings for aesthetic reasons or due to concerns about wear or potential cracks in the old fillings. Your dentist can evaluate the condition of your existing fillings and discuss the best options for replacement.

The process involves removing decay from the affected tooth and then filling it with the composite material. The dentist will select a shade that matches your natural teeth. The composite is then applied in layers, using a light to harden (cure) each layer. Finally, the filling is shaped to fit your tooth and polished to prevent staining and early wear.

Care for tooth-coloured fillings is similar to caring for your natural teeth. Brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, flossing daily, and regular dental check-ups and cleanings are important. Avoiding habits like biting on hard objects and chewing ice can help prolong the life of your fillings. If you notice any sharp edges, sensitivity, or discomfort around the filled tooth, contact your dentist.

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The Benefits of Fillings

Tooth fillings patch up cavities and can repair a chipped tooth. Fillings are essential because they prevent several debilitating dental conditions such as tooth decay and root canals. Unattended cavities speed up the decay process and attract unwanted bacteria to your mouth. That’s why it’s vital to regularly visit your dentist to stay on top of your dental health.

The benefit of getting a filling made from tooth-coloured material is it fixes your dental problem in the most picturesque way possible. It takes away any insecurities you may have about your post-cavity smile.

Additionally, composite resin dental fillings are more durable than any other filling type. They bond seamlessly to neighbouring teeth, giving your teeth a more natural look. The filling material is safer than traditional mercury fillings, having little to no effect on your tooth structure.

Kids today have the benefit of not having to grow up with distracting mercury fillings. Having the option of getting a white filling removes the stigma that your child may have about going to the dentist.

Our Process

Our team has decades of experience performing tooth fillings. The process we utilise is harmless and pain-free. In fact, we can do multiple fillings in one session.

We understand the emotions people experience before going to a dentist. That’s why we emphasise a very friendly approach with all our patients and follow their pace while doing the treatment. Our filling process is smooth and efficient. You’ll leave our office realising that you were worried about nothing.

The first step of our dental treatment is to remove decay from the affected part of the tooth. This removal ensures that the tooth is free of decay. We’ll then place a filling material which seals the exposed portion of your tooth. The filling material hardens quickly with exposure to special blue lights. Then we check the bite and polish the filling to make it comfortable for you.

We want you to be able to reap the benefits of your healthy tooth right away. That’s why the material we use is durable, so you can resume biting and chewing relatively soon after your visit. And that’s all there is to it!

Note that we also can replace your current mercury or amalgam fillings with composite resin ones. Plus, we take care of the disposal of old fillings for you.

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Get in Touch With Us

Our highly skilled team of dentists provides expert advice and recommendations on how to approach your dental condition. We are transparent and always suggest the most practical option for your cavities.

Give us a call at 07 38478626. We’ll talk through your case to determine the best way to resolve your dental issue.


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