Silver Fillings Glen Waverley

Dental fillings are among the most common treatments to restore your teeth and your smile.

The filling replaces the portion of the tooth that has been damaged due to cracks or decay.

One option to restore the integrity of the tooth is silver amalgam filling.

Amalgam has been used successfully for more than 100 years. Commonly referred to as silver filling, amalgam is a mixture of mercury, tin, copper and silver.

Because of its durability, resistance to wear and affordability, silver fillings are still a great choice for many patients. 

The Procedure

  • You will be given a local anaesthetic to numb the tooth and its surrounding area
  • The tooth is thoroughly cleaned to remove all decay and any food debris.
  • The tooth is shaped to accept the amalgam through mechanical retention instead of being bonded or cemented.
  • Depending on the size of dental filling, a band may be placed around the tooth, helping to hold the amalgam in place where it’s being packed into the tooth 

Uses of Silver Amalgam Filling

If your tooth requires treatment with a dental filling, your dentist will determine which type of filling is best for you.

Generally, amalgam fillings are particularly useful for restoring the teeth in the back of the mouth because this part is where the chewing load is greatest.

In addition, they are also useful for deep fillings below the gum line.

Amalgam fillings are also considered as biocompatible, which means they are well tolerated by patients, and involves only rare incidence of an allergic response. 

The Benefits

  • Less expensive than white fillings
  • Can be applied easily
  • The tooth does not need to be isolated from saliva while the procedure is ongoing
  • Amalgam fillings tend to last longer than its counterparts 

Silver Fillings in Glen Waverley

To know more about amalgam fillings, visit your Glen Waverley Dentist at Ek Dental Surgery. By performing a comprehensive evaluation of your case, your dentist can recommend which dental filling best suits your needs and lifestyle. Silver amalgam fillings are durable, easy-to-use, highly resistant to wear and a more inexpensive option than other types of fillings. Moreover, it’s one of the best treatments to restore the strength and functionality of your teeth. 

Silver Fillings in Glen Waverley

To request an appointment with us, call us on (03) 9887 8787 or make an appointment online.

We are located at 230 Springvale Road in Glen Waverley. 

What Our Smiling Patients Are Saying

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Charmaine Oberoi
Charmaine Oberoi
Had a wisdom tooth extracted by Dr Lydia Tseng a month ago. Was extremely nervous but she was so very kind and gentle, I dare say I was pleasantly surprised with the entire procedure. All thanks to this super patient dentist. Thank you so much. I might actually be nearly happy about my next visit 🤞🏼😆
Sudan Chakravarthy
Sudan Chakravarthy
Doctor Lee is a honest professional who treats his patients with compassion and care.
joanne lin
joanne lin
Our family have already attended the EK dental surgery with Dr. Lydia for a couple of years. Dr. Lydia is our best choice after compared with other dentists, especially on children’s dental care. She is very patient and very professional on children’s noncooperation. She explained the treatment clearly and given us good advice. She is always gentle when checked teeth. She used a lot of strategies to help my son for relaxing and be comfortable while filling a tooth. My son was very resistant to see dentist because he had a bad experience in another clinics before, but Dr. Lydia was very patient and given my son a lot encouragement. I highly recommended Dr. Lydia
Vanessa Joy Grecia
Vanessa Joy Grecia
Great team. Highly recommended!
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Honey Glaze Rosalyn
Fantastic and caring dental team. Highly Recommended!
Dopegine H
Dopegine H
Highly recommend dentist in Glan Waverley. The whole team is great
John Lee
John Lee
Reasonable prices, great location and qulity dentist in Glen Waverley on Springvale Road. Highly recommeneded if you are in the area.

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