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Dental Fillings in Madeley

At Smilemakers, we provide the latest state-of-the-art treatment in the dental field. You can feel confident knowing that you’ll get the best available care. Every member of our team stays informed on the most up-to-date research within dentistry.

If you have a silver amalgam filling, you may want to have it safely removed. We are qualified to remove silver fillings and can replace them with a composite, tooth-coloured filling.

The Debate Over Silver Fillings

Happy, smiling older woman sitting in dentist chairBy the time you become an adult, there’s a good chance you’ve had tooth decay that required treatment with a filling. If your filling was completed some time ago, you may have a silver filling or be unaware that there is an alternative available. Silver amalgam fillings contain amounts of mercury, and there has been some debate in recent years as to their safety, particular for children, pregnant moms, those with kidney dysfunction or for people who have mercury sensitivity.

The studies performed on the safety of amalgam have failed to find a link between the mercury in the filling and the function of your brain or nervous system. We want to make sure that you have all the information you need to decide how you would like to proceed. It’s important to consider the pros and cons of each filling material.

Which to Choose?

The advantages of composite fillings include that they’re more attractive, are affordable and can strengthen a tooth that is weakened due to decay. There are, however, disadvantages to having tooth-coloured fillings. They do not last as long as silver fillings, the procedure takes longer, and they may not be covered by your health fund.

When it comes to silver amalgam fillings, they will last longer but aren’t as aesthetically pleasing. Furthermore, they can expand with age, meaning your tooth may crack or become weakened.

Use Your Health Fund Cover

We accept all major health funds and your rebate can be claimed on the spot with our HICAPS machine. We’re providers for Bupa, Medibank, nib, and HBF. Contact us today to schedule your appointment! We have same-day visits available if you would like to get in straightaway.


* Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.


Dental Fillings Madeley, Marangaroo, Landsdale WA | (08) 9309 4977