If you’re struggling with cavities, decay, enamel damage, or even a tooth that’s missing altogether, our dental office in Boerum Hill can help revitalize your smile with restorative care. Depending on the extent of decay and the tooth’s location, we may recommend a specific type of filling material. However, one of our most popular procedures is tooth-colored fillings for mercury-free cavity treatment.
Dental filling are not only strong and durable, but also restore the look of natural teeth and are very aesthetically pleasing. Traditional dental restoratives include amalgam and composite. Used by dentists for more than a century, dental amalgam is the most thoroughly researched and tested restorative material among all those in use. Although dental amalgam continues to be a safe, commonly used restorative material, some concern have been raised because of its mercury content. If this is a concern of yours, and if you’d like more aesthetically pleasing fillings, then mercury-free tooth-colored composite fillings from dental office in Boerum Hill is the best option. Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam. Composites can also be “bonded” or adhesively held in a cavity, often allowing a more conservative repair to the tooth.
The best way to determine which treatment is right for you is by calling our dental office in Boerum Hill and scheduling a consultation with our dentist. Having a better understanding of your options before you go in for your appointment will make the decision-making process easier. We will discuss these options with you and provide a recommendation of which one will give you the best results. Regardless of which method is best for you, restoring and replacing your teeth with dental fillings at Central Park Dentists will surely restore your beautiful smile.