HUNTER CENTRE for ORAL HEALTH
Dr Leonard Fabre

What type of filling?
AMALGAM  
  • metallic colour
  • cost $125-$225.oo
  • very strong can last 20- 40 years
  • AMALGAM does not seal out mouth bacteria.Decay bacteria ENTER  between tooth and amalgam
  • AMALGAM predisposes teeth to cracking
  • controversial health and environmental issues
COMPOSITE RESIN
  • tooth coloured, plastic with fine glass or quartz particles
  • cost $155-$525.oo [more time and skill to fill tooth]
  • reasonable strength can last 5 - 10+ years
  • BONDING LIQUID USED TO bond COMPOSITE to tooth  - seals out bacteria
  • BONDS can fail due to many reasons
  • Bond failure leads to severe problems
GLASS IONOMER
  • tooth coloured, high fluoride content filling - recharges with fluoride from daily tooth brushing
  • cost $185 to $225.00
  • NO BOND REQUIRED  TO DEGRADE OR FAIL!!
  • SEALS THE TOOTH COMPLETELY
  • used in minimum intervention dentistry due to anti decay properties
  • technology improving strength improving
  • FUJI G COAT significantly increases wear and fracture resistance
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