Occasionally there are anecdotes of people suffering from sensitivity or pain after having composite fillings, or the fillings not lasting very long. Of course, there is a difference in the qualities of different composite materials.
This can lead to some products not lasting as long or appearing to discolour very quickly. As with everything else, the composite materials used at Integrated Dentalcare are of a premium quality.
To increase their life expectancy the latest generation of composites contain ceramic nano-particles, resulting in exhibited wear resistance similar to your natural teeth.
Are composite materials inert?
Composite materials have been found to have oestrogen-mimicking properties, but unfortunately nothing in dentistry or medicine is 100% bio-inert. Recently, however, with the advent of CAD CAM milling technology and pressed ceramic, we have found a truly biocompatible material.
However, unlike composite which can be very conservatively used to repair the damage caused by infection – a process enhanced manyfold by the use of the water laser – ceramic fillings do require some modification of the healthy tooth structure to be used (much like amalgam). Nevertheless, they are a robust solution to composite fillings, and are typically used to restore large defects. We follow a strict protocol when replacing your amalgam fillings.
Why not use mercury fillings?
I was looking for a holistic dentist who could offer a metal free implant, i.e. a zirconium implant. As a result of Neeraj Puri using laser technology during the treatment I found that there was almost no swelling and very little pain immediately after the dental surgery. After having had dental work over a number of years with other dentists, I can honestly say that Neeraj’s advice and technical ability is second to none. As a result, I now have a metal free zirconium implant which is functioning perfectly and has fully integrated into my jaw just like a natural tooth.
Our use of lasers puts us at the forefront of futuristic dentistry, as we offer an experience that has minimal discomfort and faster healing.
Our selection of lasers include our state of the art Waterlaser, a low level laser therapy (LLLT) laser, a soft tissue laser and a diagnostic laser.
Proving much safer than typical drills and with the chance to be more affordable than standard fees, our laser technology is helping us enter the future of dental surgery.