Unlike conventional metal tooth fillings, Dr. C uses tooth-colored composite materials. Not only are these more aesthetically pleasing, but they are also less invasive than traditional fillings.
How? Because composite materials bond directly to your tooth enamel. This means less removal and preparation of the natural tooth, and more preservation.
Do I Need a Tooth Filling?
Tooth fillings are the simplest way to protect teeth that have been damaged by tooth decay. Removing the decay and rebuilding the tooth surface with a filling can enforce the integrity of the entire tooth.
Symptoms of tooth decay often include:
- Sensitivity to certain types of foods or drinks
- Food packing between or inside of the teeth
- Rough edges that “don’t feel quite right”
- Visible holes or pits in your tooth
- Abnormal spots of discoloration on your tooth
If you’re experiencing any of these symptoms of tooth decay, give our Hackensack office a call right away. Without timely treatment, your small cavity could grow into a larger one, requiring a more extensive (and costly) restoration.
Cosmetic White Fillings
We match all fillings to the natural color of your other teeth. You can even choose to have your existing metal fillings changed out with new white fillings. Compared to traditional silver fillings, composites are a safer alternative. Metal restorations contain trace amounts of mercury, which can leach over time into the tissue of your mouth.
Silver fillings are also sensitive to changes in temperature, and contract and expand as a result, which can damage your tooth over time. Cosmetic white fillings are stable, even when temperatures fluctuate, protecting your teeth from fractures often associated with metal restorations.
Ready to enjoy the benefits of white fillings? Call our Hackensack cosmetic dental office today for more information.
Is your tooth badly damaged from tooth decay or old fillings? You may need a dental crown.