• Thirroul Dental Studio Dentist North Wollongong Dentist 010102 Cosmetic Solutions Old Mercury Discoloured Fillings Teeth

Old coloured fillings should be checked to see if there are any signs of leaking or fracture. If left un-repaired they can fracture your teeth and leak, causing decay to the remaining parts of the tooth.

If you have fillings more than 10 years old, schedule a visit with Thirroul Dental Studio. We may need to x-ray your mouth and can then decide which treatment is best to replace old fillings.

Treatment options

  • White fillings - Generally performed if less than 40% of your tooth needs replacing
  • Bonding - An impression is taken, created in our dental lab and then fitted. This treatment is usually performed if between 40 - 60% of your teeth require replacement
  • Crowns - Should you require more than 60% of the tooth to be replaced, a stronger treatment is required. Crowns will provide the long term strength your teeth will need.