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Cosmetic Fillings

 

In recent years it has become much more popular for patients to request cosmetic fillings when having treatment. The materials and techniques for providing cosmetic repairs have improved so much that they are in most cases superior repairs to amalgam fillings. Of course, amalgam contains mercury and there is some evidence that suggests it would be preferable not to use this in the mouth. This fact is also causing more patients to request and more dentists to advise non-mercury containing cosmetic repairs. They are a little more expensive but the final result is always welcomed and patients feel the benefits do outweigh the little extra cost.
Small to moderate size repairs can be carried out in the material called composite resin. This is an advanced type of plastic that is hardened easily in the cavity to produce a very aesthetic appearance.
Large repairs may require a harder, more durable material such as a ceramic filling. These are often made in a dental laboratory although this practice has invested in a cad-cam machine called ‘Cerec’ where we can actually scan a tooth and produce a ceramic repair in a computer guided milling machine in the surgery to fit instantly.