Dental Fillings Brooklyn

What is a Filling?

Simply, dental fillings are the material or materials use in restoring a tooth’s outer surface. This needed repair could be due to damage from decay, wearing down of the teeth or even trauma to the mouth. A cavity is the most common cause for needing a filling, which is why oral hygiene is so important. This is one of the most common dental procedures that dentists perform each day.

What Happens When You get a Filling?

After the dentist has numbed the area of the mouth around the tooth they will be working on he, uses special tools to remove any decay that is on the surface of the affected tooth and thoroughly cleans the area thus leaving a hole that will need to be filled. The hole is then filled with any one of the different types of dental material.

Which Type of Filling is Best?

Gold — gold is one of the best that gum tissue with tolerate, and can last 20 years or more and made in a lab. Gold is the most expensive choice and can take several dental visits to complete.

Silver (amalgam)
— this one of the least expensive and is resistant to wear so more commonly used. It is an alloy of mercury, silver, tin, cooper and zinc, but because of the dark color it makes it very noticeable it’s not use for front teeth.

Nano Hybrid Composite (plastic) Resin
— this is used when you want the dental filling to match your tooth color for a natural filling, unfortunately these can chip and stain and last 3 —10 years.

Porcelain
— just like gold they are made in a lab and then bonded to the tooth the color can be match so that it is not seen like the composite resins giving it a natural look. Porcelain cost about the same as the gold.

How Do I Know if I Need a Filling?

Dentists usually take x-rays during a check-up this along with actually inspection each tooth to see if there is any decay.

Dental Fillings Bensonhurst
8700 25th Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11214
(718) 333-3446

 

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