Amalgam Filling Replacement

 

SIGNS TO REPLACE
AMALGAM:
sensitivity, ache, cracks,
appearance, broken tooth, decay
Cracks cannot be predicted, you should keep teeth
strong and not wait for cracks to damage the nerve
inside a tooth
Same day with white fillings to
2 weeks with porcelain crowns or inlays
TIMEFRAME:
WHY SHOULD I
GET IN EARLY?
PROS: CONS:
early replacement avoids root canal
cosmetic improvement
stronger
save time and money
technique sensitive
sometimes find unexpected cracks
Replacing old Amalgam Fillings
WHO?
www.smileartistry.com.au
FACT:
FACTS:
DELAYING COST
if tooth is badly damaged
by waiting too long:
Amalgam contains mercury, silver, tin.
copper and other metals.
often it is not the amalgam
that fails, but the tooth
which cracks around it
$ $300 $1000-$1500
$4000
$2000
$5500
white fillings porcelain inlay
root canal
and crown
porcelain crown
extraction and
an implant
People with amalgam fillings
LOOKING AFTER:
OUTCOME:
regular brushing, flossing, fluoride mouthwash,
check-ups, cleans, xrays to determine if
amalgam should be replaced
amalgam has not been
used at Smile Artistry for
over 15 years
WHITE FILLINGS Computer tooth scanners
CAD-CAM CREATION OF CROWNS
TECHNOLOGY
BEFORE & AFTER:
8 years 20+ years HOW LONG DO
white filling computerised THEY LAST?
porcelain crown
Strong tooth with white appearance.
Good materials last for 20 years