Tooth Fillings

The Value in a Filling You Can’t See

Silver fillings have been around forever, and while the ADA and FDA deem amalgam safe for mainstream use, they also warn that pregnant women, young children, and people with mercury sensitivity should not have it placed. Today, that’s no longer a problem thanks to more biocompatible and discreet tooth-colored fillings.

What’s in a Tooth-Colored Filling?

Tooth-colored dental fillings contain no metal whatsoever. The material they’re made from is a composite resin consisting of finely-ground acrylic and quartz-like, reflective particles to mimic the appearance of natural tooth structure and enamel. The composite resin is safer for all patients not only because it contains no metal, but also because it interacts more favorably with your healthy, natural tooth structure. For example, the resin won’t expand or contract over time like metal can, which means it won’t threaten your tooth’s health and integrity in the future.

How Is a Tooth-Colored Filling Placed?

When placing a filling, we’ll choose a shade of composite resin that matches the healthy, natural surrounding tooth structure. After cleaning the tooth structure and cavity, we’ll place the filling and harden it to give it a durable finish. Finally, we’ll check to make sure that the filling fits well in your bite and make adjustments, if necessary.

Fill your cavity with a lifelike filling

Tooth-colored fillings don’t just look like your natural tooth structure; they also bond more securely to it to offer a more reliable solution for treating cavities. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Syosset Dental today at 516-433-2211 or 516-921-1678. We proudly serve the residents of Syosset, Long Island, Nassau, Suffolk, and all surrounding New York City communities.