Composite Fillings- Pelham – Mount Vernon

Composite Fillings

What are composite fillings?

Most people have had a filling at some point in their lives. The most common used is the silver amalgam. The dentist will usually recommend this treatment where decay can be removed to save a tooth, they will then insert a compound in there to protect the tooth structure that is remaining – this will also prevent further decay. Normally, silver amalgam was the most used material, but now dentists recommend and prefer to use composite fillings, also called cosmetic fillings. This is a common and more affordable option that is used in many cases where the damaged tooth is not easily visible. Cosmetic, white fillings, also known as onlays and inlays, take into account the appearance of the tooth and its visibility when the patient smiles.

Discuss options with your dentist, to determine the right choice for you.
Sara RodriguezSara Rodriguez
22:14 12 Apr 23
I been coming to Dental Arts for a few years and was a skeptical about returning since my regular hygienist had moved on but my experience was super. I was knowledge right of way as I entered the office, making me feel welcomed. Jannette was down to earth , I feel I like knew her already. She did a fantastic job with the cleaning. The entire team was fantastic.
Annlady JorgeAnnlady Jorge
14:28 07 Apr 23
I can't quite put into words how satisfied I am with my service care at Dental Arts of Pelham. The multi-level excellence demonstrated at this office is unmatched. From the warmth and level of expertise at the front desk to my dental assessment and services, I was very pleased all the way through. Noteworthy to mention is Marline's impeccable service. She was reassuring and knowledgable about my insurance and provided me the ease I needed at the end of my visit. 10/10 recommend this office to anyone who is looking!
Charlie RodriguezCharlie Rodriguez
13:57 07 Apr 23
I have always been nervous about dental offices but they have made my experience painless and my experience very secure here. I never felt so relaxed. The ambiance. The smell. The staff. Dr Markovitch and Dr Benedit has an amazing team. So happy to have found a new dental office. Thank you guys.
Jus RolleJus Rolle
22:32 06 Apr 23
This location and the team at Dental Arts Pelham are amazing. Marlene and Carol are so professional and truly works with you when trying find the proper care and finance if need be. They don’t just see you as a number, but as family which means they go above and beyond.Dr. Daphne Benedit is one in a million. Her compassion for others and gentle care when handling patients is impeccable. It’s like coming home to a family reunion seeing everyone you love with grandma there greeting you with a smile that lights up the room, that’s Dr. Benedit. My mother came in for an extensive procedure and even though she didn’t have to, she called weeks in to make sure my mother was doing well with her care. Usually with dentist you feel pain and discomfort, I can truly say that Dr. Benedit truly loves her job and it shows in every smile that walks out of that office. Dr. Markovitch has truly developed a wonderful team and an office that feels like a second home. I highly recommend this location for anyone looking to make a difference in their smile and hygiene.
Drew SchwartzDrew Schwartz
14:45 02 Mar 23
Such an incredibly warm and friendly office! Everyone who works there is thoughtful, gentle and makes the experience smooth and easy. Highly recommend!

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What are the advantages of amalagalm fillings? 

The composition of silver amalgam fillings, include metals such as copper, mercury and tin. They are very strong and can last well over ten years or more with good brushing and flossing. Silver amalgam fillings are relatively inexpensive and covered by many insurance plans.

What are the dis-advantages of amalagalm fillings? 

Health concerns associated with metal fillings can influence a patient’s decision to opt for non-mercury alternatives. While it is understood that risks are low, patients believed to be at-risk or are sensitive to certain types of materials,would be advised to consult with a doctor before they proceed with any dental treatment.

What are the dis-advantages of cosmetic white fillings? 

White compound fillings achieve a polished, natural look, though are less durable than the less costly silver amalgam alternative. The technique of placing a white filling is more detailed and time-consuming than an amalgam filling, and the likelihood of sensitivity and recurrent decay increased. Discuss options with your dentist, to determine the right choice for you.

What happens when I get a filling? 

The affected tooth and surrounding area of the mouth will be numbed before the dentist begins treatment. Discuss any concerns or fears with the dentist, ahead of your appointment, to allay any anxieties you may have about the procedure. Once the decayed area of the tooth is removed painlessly with the drill, the cavity is filled with silver amalgam or white compound. Both are molded and smoothed to sit flush against the tooth’s surface. White fillings are polished to blend with the tooth.

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