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Micro Fillings & Air Abrasion

Air abrasion is the use of finely graded aluminium oxide powder administered through very fine tip with compressed air.

It is an atraumatic alternative to the high speed drill and fillings can be completed without anaesthesia. The patient response is very favourable – no pain, no heat, no vibration, no smell and no high pitched noise.


  • Atraumatic: Air abrasion is capable of painless and atraumatic care
  • No anaesthetic required
  • Conservative: Early diagnosed decay (using the Diagnodent or the Sopro camera) can be treated with very small cavity preparations.
  • Maintaining the integrity of the tooth
  • Atraumatic nature assures that patients are not traumatized
  • Patients more readily accept further treatment once treated with air abrasion