Did you know?
Dental Amalgam fillings contain about 50% mercury.
At Perfect Smile, we have offered mercury free dentistry since 1986.
Unsightly metal and mercury-based amalgam fillings are replaced with composite resin to restore teeth to their former strength and beauty. In contrast to amalgam, composite resin is tooth-coloured and provides a more attractive and appealing smile. Many of our patients enjoy not only an aesthetically pleasing smile, but an increase in their overall health after amalgam removal.
What is Dental Amalgam?
Dental Amalgam is a mixture of mercury, silver, tin and other trace elements including copper.
What is composite resin?
Composite Resin restorations are made of ceramic and plastic compounds that complement the appearance of natural tooth colour. Thanks to advancements in dental technology, this material is now strong enough to withstand normal functional force in the mouth. A tooth restored in this manner is nearly as strong as its unrestored counterparts, and much stronger than amalgam.
How Do We Apply Composite Resin?
The procedure for placing a composite resin dental restoration is more complex than the application of an amalgam filling. The procedure includes:
- A drill or air abrasion is used to remove the infected part of the tooth
- The dentist isolates the tooth from saliva to keep it dry
- The composite resin is placed in layers over the opening
- A special light is used to harden each layer of composite resin material
- After the tooth is restored, the composite resin is shaped as a real tooth
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