At Mooloolaba Dental (formerly Fenton Dental) and Swell Dental by Mooloolaba Dental, our local dentists on the Sunshine Coast have been using the tooth coloured filling material , in both front and back teeth since 1981. Patients prefer to have tooth coloured teeth fillings rather than the silver (amalgam fillings), even though the amalgam filling lasts longer than the white composite resin filling.
We don’t advise the removal of amalgam fillings for health reasons, unless there are rare chronic conditions that may indicate their removal. On some occasions however, a dentist will decide it is appropriate to remove old, corroded and unsightly amalgam, at which time most people opt for the white tooth fillings to replace them.
Our Sunshine Coast teeth filling replacements can be done in a safe and controlled environment, with the new replacement tooth filling looking more natural when swapped out with the white composite tooth filling.
Large amalgams or teeth that involve more than half of their bulk in filling material need a strong replacement such as a porcelain crown.