If fillings are recommended, we use a strong
At Diamond Dental Care we do not use mercury-silver fillings (amalgam)
Amalgam fillings contain mercury and thus expand and contract with heat. The surrounding tooth is brittle, and so over time small, painless cracks may appear and split your tooth without warning – much like a shattering windscreen or breaking tile. When this happens, your tooth can sometimes be repaired, although it may require the expense of root canal treatment if the split extends to the nerve inside your tooth. However, when teeth split down the roots then they cannot be saved, and the shattered tooth fragments have to be removed.
If any such cracks are identified during your regular examinations, we will discuss options to protect your tooth before it shatters.
Please contact our friendly team on (07) 5477 0889 for further information or advice.