Amalgam-Free Dentistry - Oakville

The Tooth Fairy Dentistry offers amalgam-free dentistry, with the amazing advancements that have been made in modern dentistry, metal amalgam fillings could be obsolete.That would mean we no longer using the dark silver-like fillings of the past. The new replacements are either tooth coloured or porcelain in nature. And to remove the amalgam we use state of the art technology, equipment, and safe removal protocols, to protect our patients, our staff and the enviroment from excessive, and unnecessary, ocuppational exposure to mercury in our office. Teeth colored restorations can be made chair side on the spot from a resin based material, which nowdays lasts an average length of ten years, provided that the tooth structure loss is less than 50%.  This restoration is only used if less than 50% of the tooth structure is missing and this composite restorations can be made on-site and completed in only one office visit. Composed of hard plastic that bonds to the tooth, composites are more conservative restorations than metal, requiring far less drilling and loss of healthy tooth structure to prepare the tooth for repair because it is bonded by chemical retention and not mechanical retention. Most importantly, composites are safer for the teeth and are meant to protect. When a larger amount of the tooth needs to be replaced, than the alternatives are either porcelain restorations, gold, or other metal alloys which are fabricated in a laboratory outside of our clinic.  Restorative dentistry is meant to salvage or recover your organic teeth in order to return your mouth back to its full functional status, as well as to ameliorate its overall look. Restorative procedures can help to sustain your smile with a variety of treatments stemming from a requisite for simple fillings and crowns to more complex treatments requiring root canal therapy or even teeth replacement. No matter what stage of restorative care your teeth require, we can offer solutions, and we can accomodate an appointment that fits your schedule.

Composite resin materials are safe, and manufactured on many countries, the most popular being Germany.  We at our clinic use a variety of brand names depending on the necessity of the tooth restoration in place.  Some of the brands we use are Danville, fabricated in California, Kerr from Italy, Voco from Germany, Ivoclar from Liechtenstein, 3M ESPE from the USA,Pulpdent also from the USA, and Clearfil, which is made in Japan.  Composite materials can be composed of large particles to build in strength to the tooth surface, and smaller particles which are more flowy and can be used as either a base material to the filling, or as an esthetic surface filler.
Now porcelain restations are not made in our office.  We see the patient in one visit to first prepare the tooth and take an impression, then that impression is send to our laboratory where a custom made porcelain coverage is fabricated.  That can be an onlay, inlay, veneer or crown, depending on the layout of the surface restoration that we are cutting, which is primarily designed according to the tooth structure that is often missing due to decay.  

 

 

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