White and Mercury Free Fillings
White Fillings, which are also known as composite resins or porcelain inlays, allow teeth to be filled and rebuilt utilising more aesthetically acceptable materials such as composite resin or porcelain.
White Fillings do not contain mercury and are an ideal choice for achieving long term strength in filled teeth. Teeth that are heavily filled with large silver amalgam or mercury fillings are at risk of fracturing because the tooth is spread apart by these traditional filling materials. These teeth can be rebuilt with porcelain inlays, which holds the tooth together as opposed to spreading it apart, preserving the remaining healthy tooth structure.
This allows teeth to be safely and aesthetically restored achieving a more attractive smile.
White Fillings achieve an aesthetic and natural looking finish whilst avoiding the use of mercury. They also serve to hold the filled teeth together rather than spreading them apart.
When a tooth becomes very painful due to damage to the pulp, or develops an abscess, then root canal therapy may be the only way to save the tooth.
This treatment is done by removing the nerve and filling the root canal, and then restoring the tooth.
Crowns are often needed for root filled teeth, as they can become more brittle.