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Mercury-Free Fillings

At Dentist Melbourne, we are passionate about helping patients enjoy healthy, beautiful smiles. One of the ways we do that is through mercury-free composite fillings. If you have amalgam fillings in your mouth, we can remove them safely here at the practice. Mercury-based fillings are both unattractive and can be potentially harmful to your overall health.

Other Problems With Amalgam

Woman with dark hair and beautiful smileAside from potential health risks, there are two primary issues to amalgam fillings. First, amalgam fillings require part of your tooth to be drilled down to place the filling. Cavities can also develop underneath, which could result in either root canal treatment or extraction.

Amalgam fillings don’t protect your tooth as well as a tooth-coloured filling. Metal fillings also can lead to structural weakness to the tooth that can result in long-term problems. That’s because the fillings expand and contract in extreme temperatures which can result in your tooth cracking.

If a tooth cracks and it doesn’t break below the gum line, it can be preserved with a dental crown. The crown covers the cracked tooth, allowing it to be saved and restored. If your tooth cracks below the gum line, your tooth will likely need to be extracted.

The Benefits of Tooth-Coloured Restorations

Composite fillings are not only better for your tooth, but they can be blended to match the natural colour of your teeth and are stain-resistant. Another significant benefit is there’s no drilling required for tooth-coloured fillings.

With a composite restoration, we remove the decay from your tooth and insert the filling to protect your tooth. We don’t need to remove any healthy part of the tooth with this type of filling. It simply fills the cavity leaving no room for further decay.

If you have existing amalgam fillings that you’d like to get rid of, we can help you! Tooth-coloured fillings aren’t only limited to new restorations, but it’s a simple and ideal way to replace old fillings, creating a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

Please note that a filling doesn’t mean that your tooth can’t become decayed. It’s vital to maintain optimal oral hygiene habits like brushing twice a day and flossing at least once daily.

Schedule an Appointment Today

Want to replace your metal fillings for more attractive tooth-coloured restorations? Contact us today to book an appointment!


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.

Mercury-free Dental Fillings Toorak, Melbourne VIC | (03) 9804 7710