Replacement of Amalgam with Tooth Coloured Filling Material

History of Dental Bonding & Fillings

Historically silver mercury amalgam fillings have provided a strong and reliable means of restoring damaged teeth for over 140 years.

There has been ongoing concern about the toxic effects of mercury. Despite this, no evidence exists regarding a link between fillings containing mercury and general health. A valid criticism however is the black appearance of this material.

Teeth Bonding & White Fillings Treatment

Claremont based dentists provide dental bonding and white fillings treatment at an affordable cost. Today tooth coloured composite resin filling materials are a suitable alternative for small fillings. These are highly aesthetic fillings that can rejuvenate your smile to a more natural looking appearance.

The technique for placing composite resin fillings is exacting and the method must be followed meticulously to ensure a restoration that looks good, and lasts.

Need to repair missing, worn or decayed teeth?

For larger fillings the restoration of choice is a porcelain onlay or inlay. Each individual’s needs vary and are best discussed at a consultation appointment.

Holistic way of amalgam removing protocol 

At Ashton Avenue Dental we follow a very strict protocol to remove amalgam fillings to make sure that we provide with the safest most up to date known.

We follow the exact protocol of the International Academy Of Oral and Maxillofacial Toxicology (IAOMT):

  • We use an efficient high vac suction system with a special tip to contain amalgam particles and mercury vapour.
  • Amalgam fills are removed under rubber dam. 
  • You may wear an oxygen mask to minimise the chance of inhaling any of the mercury vapours.
  • Copious amounts of water to irrigate during the procedure will be used to minimise heat and mercury vapour production.
  • Amalgam is removed in large segments to minimise generation of mercury vapours.
  • Our dental suction system is fitted with an amalgam separator to trap the amalgam particles and prevent them from being disposed in the waste water. We then dispose of that as a biological hazard, just doing our bit for our environment.