Your old fillings are visible when you smile making you self-consious ?
Changing those grey/black amalgam fillings is possible, but a specific process is necessary using the indicated materials in each case.
At the CHD we implement a strict protocole for this treatment; we use a specifically adapted operating field (the rubber dam) and a strong suction.
For changing an amalgam, there are two adequate techniques in place :
- The use of dental composite is indicated for cavities of limited or medium extend.
- The use of ceramic is indicated for greater cavities.
The dental composite comes in various colour shades, respecting the anatomy and natural appearance of your teeth; it is applied in numerous layers, respecting the latest protocoles of bonding, and takes a single appointment.
The use of ceramic comprises a laboratory step, thus making two appointments necessary. However, the final result is of a superior aesthetic, is more robust and generally lasts longer against mastication wear. For those reasons, it is the material of choice for big cavities.