We are an amalgam-free dental practice because we feel this is best for maintaining good dental health. Instead of silver coloured amalgam fillings, Coastal Smiles uses composite resin fillings that are strong and hard wearing and able to withstand biting and chewing forces. These fillings not only look more aesthetically appealing, but are also healthier for teeth.
Advantages of Amalgam-Free Dentistry
Older style amalgam fillings are made from a combination of metals, including mercury. When this metal comes into contact with hot and cold, it flexes slightly and over time this movement can cause micro-fractures, weakening the tooth rather than preserving it. Amalgam fillings can also leak and crumble, letting in disease causing bacteria. Composite fillings do not flex and bond strongly to the tooth, creating a seal that will not allow bacteria to penetrate the tooth once it has been filled.
If you do have amalgam fillings that require replacement, we can safely remove them and will dispose of the amalgam correctly. Call us on (02) 9971 8992 to make an appointment. We are located at Suite 1, 5 Dee Why Parade, Dee Why NSW 2099.