Porcelain Fillings Tooth Cavity Filling

Because they are virtually indistinguishable from natural tooth material and provide a stronger, potentially safer alternative to traditional metal fillings, Gentle Dental is committed to using tooth-colored porcelain fillings to restore teeth damaged by cavities or trauma.

Even with good oral care, many people have one or more dental fillings, an issue that is often due to dietary habits. Other times, a tooth is damaged because of trauma, for example, a sporting accident that can badly chip a tooth. Placing a dental filling restores the appearance of the tooth, replacing lost structure and ensuring the tooth has enough strength to withstand biting and chewing.

Virtually indistinguishable from natural tooth material, stronger and safer alternative to traditional metal fillings.

What Happens If I Don’t Have a Tooth Filled?

Without restorative treatment, tooth decay can progress and may lead to further treatment, such as root canal therapy. When tooth decay is severe, you may need a dental crown to protect the treated tooth. In the worst-case severe tooth decay can cause tooth loss.

How Do I Know If I Need a Tooth Filling?

During your regular checkups, we carefully assess all your teeth for early signs of decay. We can detect small lesions and tiny cavities before they begin to cause you discomfort or pain. Regular digital x-rays detect signs of decay in areas hidden from view, such as the contact areas between your teeth.Sometimes when a lesion is very small, you might not even need a filling to correct it. We may be able to harden the tooth with fluoride. Other times, we may choose to monitor signs of an early lesion and can suggest ways to prevent it from worsening.

If we do find a cavity that needs treatment, we can recommend a suitable cosmetic dentistry procedure to restore the tooth. The filling suggested will depend on the location of the tooth, the size of the cavity, and your preferences.

There are several types of tooth fillings which include:

  • Tooth-colored composite resin fillings
  • Dental inlay or onlay
  • Amalgam fillings

What Is a Composite Filling?

Composite resin fillings are virtually invisible in the mouth and blend in with your natural teeth. They are ideal if you need a front tooth filling and are cost-effective and quick to place. Composite resin is a good solution for a front tooth cavity filling or can be used to mend a severe crack or chip in a front tooth during a process called dental bonding.Composite resin fillings can also restore back teeth, mending small to medium-sized cavities. A composite resin filling is durable and should last several years before you need to consider replacing it. Composite resin is biomimetic, meaning it mimics natural tooth structure, so it is also a very healthy way to restore a tooth. The material doesn’t flex or change shape when it contacts hot or cold food or beverages.

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Gentle Dental in Queens
35-30 Francis Lewis Blvd,
Bayside, NY 11358
(718) 461-0100

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