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Feb 2013
14th
 

White fillings- are they better than metal ones?

Following on from my previous article regarding metal fillings, I will now provide 10 reasons why white fillings are superior to metal fillings: 1. White fillings actually adhere to the tooth surface creating an excellent seal. 2. White fillings require less preparation of the tooth than metal fillings. 3. White fillings do not contain mercury. 4. They are easily repaired if damaged. 5. They can be used on front and back teeth. 6. The wear strength of the latest materials are far superior to previous … READ MORE
Feb 2013
8th
 

Are metal fillings right for me?

One of the most common questions we answer is whether metal fillings should be replaced. I have complied a list of points about metal fillings and why I think they have had their day and alternative treatments should be sought: 1. Metal fillings contain up to 50% mercury.2. Mercury is a toxin.3. Mercury is continuously released from metal fillings via a vapour form.4. Metal fillings do NOT stick to teeth, they are mechanically wedged in to place.5. Metal fillings require the tooth to be cut deeper than whi… READ MORE
Dec 2012
24th
 

Removing Metal Fillings

With Christmas around the corner and New year soon to follow, resolutions are high on the list. Why not make a new year resolution to remove those old, unsightly metal fillings? Metal fillings contain up to 50% mercury, continuously release mercury vapour and are unaesthetic to say the least. We are experts in safe removal using rubber dam. Our replacements are safe, long lasting and highly aesthetic An example of how your teeth could look is below: Porcelain is bio compatible and neutral. It is does n… READ MORE
Nov 2012
1st
 

Dental excellence- porcelain onlays

We do not believe in average or mediocrity. We always strive for excellence. An example of this is below, where the patient presented with two heavily decayed teeth. Once the decay was removed, Dr Nissit Patel prescribed a porcelain onlay and a composite white filling. The difference is clear with completely tooth like restorations. What a difference! New new teeth restored back to normal. The treatment was completed by Dr Nissit Patel using Empress E max porcelain and G-Aenial composite from GC. If y… READ MORE
Sep 2012
18th
 

Metal fillings- should we ban them?

A recent study by the European Commission has recommended phasing out the use of dental amalgam owing to mercury's negative impact on the environment. The study also stated that some dentists are ''reluctant to change their current practice and invest in new equipment to handle mercury free fillings''. At Progressive Dentistry, we do NOT use any mercury containing metal fillings. Dr Nissit Patel says '' I would not want a metal filling placed in my mouth or in my children so I will certainly not consider p… READ MORE
 

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