In the past, the only way to repair a cavity was to using amalgam or metal fillings, which would tarnish the beauty of your naturally white smile. Thanks to amazing advances in dental materials, the general dentists at Metropolitan Dental Associates near Civic Center, Manhattan, no longer have to use metal fillings. Instead, our Civic Center general dentists
use tooth-colored fillings, a strong and aesthetically pleasing alternative to amalgam fillings.
There are many obvious benefits to receiving tooth-colored fillings at Metropolitan Dental Associates, specifically the aesthetics. Tooth-colored fillings can be expertly blended to match the existing tooth shade so that you won't have to be self-conscious when you smile. Another benefit to the composite resin material used in tooth-colored fillings is that they create a strong tooth to filling bond, which better supports the remaining tooth structure. Similarly, tooth-colored fillings allow the general dentists at Metropolitan Dental Associates to preserve more of your natural tooth structure, which will benefit you greatly over time.
Though there are clear advantages to receiving tooth-colored fillings, there are many similarities between composite resin and amalgam fillings. After receiving a dental fillings at Metropolitan Dental Associates you will experience mild sensitivity in the tooth and surrounding ares while it heals. Additionally, because tooth-colored fillings are a composite resin material, they are susceptible to staining just like your natural teeth. To maintain a healthy and white smile, our Civic Center general dentists recommend that you have your fillings replaced every ten years or so. If you want to learn more about the benefits of tooth-colored fillings or see if you can replace your metal fillings, schedule a consultation with the trusted dentists at Metropolitan Dental Associates in Downtown Manhattan.
By Metropolitan Dental Associates
October 23, 2012