Many people have at least one filling, as this treatment is excellent for preserving and protecting teeth, restoring their structure and appearance.

Why Might I Need a Filling?

You will need a filling if you have a cavity in a tooth, or if a tooth has become damaged perhaps by becoming chipped or cracked. When you visit us here at Sydney Cosmetic Dentist, Dr Poulos will carry out a detailed examination to assess any possible damage to your teeth, allowing us to provide treatment hopefully well before you feel any unpleasant symptoms.

How Long Will My Filling Last?

Your filling should last for several years before it needs replacing. Dr Poulos will assess its condition at each checkup to make sure it is still protecting and preserving your tooth.

Will My Filling Be Visible?

Dr Poulos uses the most advanced filling materials that are tooth coloured, so there is no need to worry that your new filling will be highly visible. Instead, he will take a great deal of care to make sure it blends in beautifully with your existing tooth.

Dental amalgam has been used for many decades and is a silver coloured metal alloy that contains mercury. Over the past few years newer and far more advanced filling materials have been developed and which are entirely metal-free. These materials include tooth coloured composite resin and beautiful tooth coloured porcelains. Dr Poulos much prefers to use these types of fillings which provide superior cosmetic results and they are healthier for your teeth.

What Are the Advantages of Amalgam-Free Dentistry?

Amalgam-free dentistry utilises the very latest tooth coloured filling materials to restore teeth to their full strength and structure. Once in place, these fillings are virtually invisible and they also mend teeth in a way that is highly biocompatible. Another problem with amalgam is that the metal can flex when it comes into contact with hot or cold or when put under pressure, an effect that can eventually weaken the tooth by creating micro fractures. This problem is eliminated when using amalgam-free dentistry.

Dr Peter Poulos uses beautiful, tooth coloured material for dental restorations (fillings).

Why Choose Tooth Coloured Fillings?

There are many reasons for choosing these types of restorations, including concerns with the use of mercury in older style amalgam fillings, and of course the far superior cosmetic result.

Can I Replace Older Amalgams with Tooth Coloured Fillings?

If your teeth are filled with older amalgam fillings, the tooth enamel could be at a high risk of fracturing. These teeth can now also be restored with tooth coloured restorations, preserving the remaining healthy tooth structure. After treatment by Dr Peter Poulos, you can be sure that you will be laughing and smiling again.

Can Tooth Coloured Fillings Repair Back Teeth?

Back teeth that need restorations can now be completely rebuilt with the latest tooth coloured material. This new treatment will completely restore teeth to a beautiful condition. Dr Peter Poulos utilises perfectly colour matched tooth coloured restorations, so that your back teeth can be rebuilt with a much better cosmetic result.