New York, New York
known as composite fillings, white fillings are designed to match the color of
your teeth. They can be used to restore a decayed tooth or repair a defect. Although
they are often used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important,
they may also be used on a back tooth when the restoration is small or may be
How are white fillings done?
Like silver fillings, composites can be prepared and placed in one visit. After
the decayed portion of the tooth is removed, your cosmetic dentist will use a
very mild acid solution to "etch" the tooth surface. A bonding agent
is brushed onto the prepared tooth, followed by several thin layers of the tooth-colored
composite. Once the composite filling is placed, the material is chemically hardened,
or cured, with a special light, and polished.
There are many reasons why most dental patients choose white fillings over
the traditional metal fillings. The mercury in amalgam fillings is viewed as potentially
toxic, and many patients feel that the white composite fillings represent a more
advanced technology. Composite fillings are also more aesthetic and resistant
If you have a growing cavity or wish to fix a tooth defect, white fillings
may be right for you. You can also replace old metal fillings with the simpler,
more attractive white fillings.
If you are considering white fillings in New York, please call or e-mail
us today to schedule your initial consultation.
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betw 59th & 60th Street
New York, NY 10022