For your convenience and peace of mind, at Menai Dental Centre, we offer our patients a CHOICE of opting for BPA FREE, and Monomer Free Dental White Fillings.
Did you know that most Dental fillings available today contain not only BPA, as known hormone disrupter, but also "monomer" which is a known allergen. BPA is a controversial chemical found in plastics that's been related to hormonal disruption. Scientists have found oral enzymes that leak BPA into the bloodstream from older style composite fillings.
So why choose CEREC restoration?
With Cerec, the dentist can use strong, tooth coloured ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty , and function. These materials also closely match the composition of the natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and tooth, expand and contract at almost equal rates. So, pain and sensitivity are reduced and you can go on with your life. We can save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth, looks natural and seals the tooth in the process to prevent underlying nerve irritation.
Healthy, natural teeth have a highly glossy, lustrous appearance with an extremely tough surface (the hardest in the human body). CEREC is one of the most biometric materials available today. Plastic fillings can be made to look aesthetically pleasing but are not as durable over the life of a tooth, and may require replacement more often, roughly every 2-5 years.
Hot drinks and cold foods make acrylic and metal fillings expand and contract much more than a tooth, gradually opening 'micro-gaps' at the edges of fillings. This is one of the main reasons for early failure of traditional materials. 'Micro-leakage' caused by these very small gaps can also cause tooth sensitivity, staining and new decay.
The surface of teeth naturally wear down with time. Silver fillings and metal restorations can be too abrasive and can damage your natural teeth. It is better to use a dental material that wears the same way as a tooth - crowns and ceramic restorations made from CEREC have been engineered so this happens as naturally as possible as opposed to silver amalgam or hard metals that can be more abrasive to opposing tooth structure.
Decay weakens teeth by creating cavities and defects in the natural shape of a tooth. With 3D modelling and computer designed restorations, a precise restoration can be made allowing a secure bond between dental ceramic and natural tooth the first time. CEREC can return 93% of the original strength to a damaged tooth.