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Dental Services - Silver filling replacement Program

Unattractive metal fillings are now a thing of the past. Here at Shape Dental Clinic our dentists use tooth-coloured fillings. We replace old and failing silver fillings. This will provide you with a white, harmonious and healthy smile with no signs of dental work.

These modern fillings are matched to your tooth colour and bonded to the surface of your tooth for a stronger, more natural effect that you can expect to last for years to come.

Other advantages of tooth-coloured fillings include the removal of less tooth structure, a tighter seal between the filling and the tooth, and the ability to repair or add on as needed.

Silver (Amalgam) Filling disadvantages

Amalgam fillings can expand with age and crack teeth

They can lose their protective seal and start to decay

Unaesthetic - cause grey/black staining within teeth

Contain Mercury (see below)

Non-adhesive unlike white fillings

The dental amalgam controversy refers to the conflicting views over the use of amalgam as a filling material mainly because it contains the element mercury.

The concern centres on the health effects of toxicity or allergy that may be associated with constant mercury exposure, particularly as a potential cause of chronic illnesses, autoimmune disorders, neurodegenerative diseases, birth defects, oral lesions, and mental disorders. Scientists agree that dental amalgam fillings leach mercury into the mouth.

The effects of this exposure are disputed and currently dental amalgam is approved for use in most countries, although Norway, Denmark and Sweden are notable exceptions.

At our clinic our client’s welfare is of most importance and therefore we do not advocate the use of dental amalgam as a filling material.

We offer alternatives such as tooth coloured resin filling materials or much stronger and longer lasting alternative, ceramic fillings. ●●●

Visit our before and after smile gallery to see actual patient results>>

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