Composite Fillings | Dr. Alex Midtown NYC Cosmetic Dentist

Composite Fillings in NYC

No matter how much you look after your teeth, there may come a time that you need to have at least one of them filled. This is not anything that you are doing wrong; it can be due to the acidity of fruit gently eroding away the tooth. So, even if you are very healthy, you may still require a composite filling.

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Composite Fillings Consultation

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What Are Composite Fillings?

Composite fillings are a little different to the traditional gray-colored amalgam that dentists have used for over a century. Composite fillings are generally made from acrylic resin and powdered glass mixed together to give a durable shield to the teeth.

Why Get Composite Fillings?

Some of the benefits of composite fillings are:

  • Practically invisible

    Dentists are able to match the composite fillings to the color of your actual teeth, which makes them less noticeable to others.

  • Durable

    Although composite fillings may not last as long as amalgam, they are still hardy and will stand you in good stead for a good period of time.

  • Small Fillings

    They are great for smaller fillings in teeth, which are generally near the front of the mouth, so your smile will be just as radiant.

The Process of Getting Composite Fillings

As with amalgam fillings, you will need to visit your dentist. He will then match the composite filling with your teeth. The dentist will create the composite filling for your tooth by building it in layers. Each layer will be sealed or hardened by a special light. Once the filling is the correct size, the dentist will then shape it, so it will fit your tooth. After removing the decayed part of the tooth that requires filling, it will be placed in the space. The composite filling will then be polished to finish.

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Composite Fillings in NYC

If you are nervous about visiting the dentist or would just like a little more information, Dr. Alex’s practice is here to help. Having treated thousands of patients over the years, you can be sure sensitivity, patience and understanding are top of their patient care.

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