Nearly all adults, and many children get cavities at some point in their lives. Between the ages of 20 and 64, 92% of American adults have cavities in their teeth and a shocking 26% have untreated cavities. For years, dentists have been filling these cavities with silver fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, but increasingly, people are opting for tooth colored composite fillings to improve their teeth. At Nostrand Dental Care PC located in Crown Heights, Brooklyn, Alexander Solovey, DDS, is proud to offer white fillings for a natural look. Call the New York City office today or book your appointment online.
When you have a cavity, your Nostrand Dental Care dentist will numb the affected area, remove the decayed part of your tooth, and then fill that area to replace the decayed portions.
After the filling is in, a curing light is used to harden it. Once it has set, the filling is shaped and polished to blend in seamlessly with your other teeth.
White fillings, also known as resin composite fillings, are made of a ceramic and plastic compound. They have become more popular in recent years as they mimic the appearance of natural teeth and allow for the filling to blend right in.
There are many reasons that you might opt for a white filling. Some of these include:
To see if you are a good candidate for white fillings, make an appointment for a consultation with Nostrand Dental Care today by going online or calling the office.
Traditionally white fillings were not as long lasting as silver fillings. However, thanks to advancements in technology and new materials, white fillings are now comparable to silver fillings in their strength and life span.
Depending on the size and location of the cavity, along with your aesthetic preferences and dental history, the team at Nostrand Dental Care will work with you to decide which type of filling option is best. Call the office or go online to make an appointment for a consultation today.
The same methods you use to prevent dental fillings are the same to take care of them after you get one. These include:
Ultimately, if you do require a filling, there are many options to choose from. If you think you might have a cavity that needs to be filled, call the office or go online to schedule an appointment.