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When it comes to dental fillings, you have options. Two common types of fillings are composite and amalgam fillings. Both serve the purpose of restoring decayed or damaged teeth, but they differ in their composition and aesthetic qualities. In this blog, we will explore the key differences between composite and amalgam fillings, helping you make an informed decision about which option is right for you.

Composition and Appearance 

Composite Fillings: 

Composite fillings are made of a mixture of synthetic resin and fine glass particles. They are tooth-coloured and can be matched to the shade of your natural teeth, providing a seamless, natural-looking restoration. The composite material bonds well with the tooth structure, offering additional support.

Amalgam Fillings: 

Amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings, are composed of a mixture of metals, including silver, tin, copper, and mercury. They have a silver-grey appearance, which can be noticeable when used on visible teeth.

Durability and Strength 

Composite Fillings: 

Composite fillings are durable and can withstand normal biting forces. They are suitable for small to medium-sized restorations in low-stress areas of the mouth. However, larger composite fillings may be less durable and may require additional reinforcement or alternative restorative options.

Amalgam Fillings: 

Amalgam fillings have a long-standing track record of durability and strength. They are known for their ability to withstand the forces of chewing and grinding. Amalgam is often recommended for larger restorations or teeth that experience high levels of stress.

Aesthetic Considerations 

Composite Fillings:

One of the significant advantages of composite fillings is their ability to blend seamlessly with your natural teeth. The tooth-coloured material allows for a discreet and aesthetically pleasing restoration, making them an ideal choice for visible teeth or those who prioritise cosmetic appeal.

Amalgam Fillings: 

While amalgam fillings are highly durable, their silver-grey colour can make them more noticeable, especially on front teeth. This can be a concern for individuals who desire a more natural appearance or prefer their dental work to be less visible.

Achieve a Natural Smile with Composite Fillings

In conclusion, when it comes to choosing between composite and amalgam fillings, several factors should be considered, including composition, appearance, durability, and aesthetic preferences. 

While amalgam fillings have a long history of durability, composite fillings offer the advantage of aesthetics, blending seamlessly with your natural teeth. With their natural appearance and reliable performance, composite fillings provide an excellent choice for achieving a seamless and aesthetically pleasing smile.

At Dakabin Dental, our experienced dentists can guide you in making the best decision for your dental health. Book a consultation today to discuss your specific needs and determine which type of filling is right for you.

 


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Having a beautiful, white smile can make a huge difference in your confidence and self-esteem. At Dakabin Dental, we understand the importance of having strong, healthy teeth with a bright and shining hue. That’s why we are proud to offer professional dental fillings that ensure your teeth stay strong and bright for years to come.

Dental fillings serve as a solution for cavities and tooth decay, restoring the strength and function of affected teeth. Making fillings essential for keeping our smiles healthy and attractive. They not only prevent cavities from forming by sealing off the area where bacteria can enter, but they also keep our teeth looking white and sparkling for much longer than if left untreated.

Understanding Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are restorative materials used to repair teeth damaged by decay or cavities. They work by filling the space left after removing the decayed portion of the tooth. Thus preventing further decay and restoring the tooth’s structure. Professional dental fillings are crafted to match the natural colour of the tooth, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing result.

Our experienced dentists at Dakabin Dental will examine your mouth and teeth to determine if a filling is necessary. If they deem one necessary, they will recommend the best type of filling material for you. We understand that everyone wants their smile to look its best. That’s why we offer tooth-coloured composite fillings as an option instead of traditional silver amalgam fillings.

Composite fillings are made from plastic and glass particles. This makes them appear white like the rest of your natural teeth so that no one will ever be able to tell you have had work done on your smile. They are a popular and aesthetically pleasing alternative to amalgam fillings.

Restoring Health and Happiness to Your Smile with Professional Dental Fillings

Professional dental fillings are essential for maintaining a healthy smile. By addressing cavities and tooth decay promptly, dental fillings prevent further damage. Which means they can restore the strength and functionality of affected teeth. With the expertise of Dakabin Dental, your trusted Brisbane dentist, you can achieve both optimal oral health and a beautiful smile through our high-quality white fillings.

At Dakabin Dental, we use only the latest technologies to ensure that your dental fillings will last for years. Our white fillings are made from composite resin, which is strong and durable enough to withstand even heavy chewing forces.

With proper care and regular maintenance, professional dental fillings will keep your smile healthy and beautiful for many years to come. If you’re looking to get a filling or just want more information on how they can benefit your oral health, don’t hesitate to contact us and ask to speak with our friendly team. We are always happy to answer any questions you may have!

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We understand the importance of dental fillings in maintaining a healthy smile. Book an appointment with us today to learn if professional dental fillings are right for you and your beautiful smile.


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