Composite Fillings

Composite Fillings

What are cosmetic (composite) fillings?

Many people seek an alternative to amalgam fillings, and it’s easy to understand why. While amalgam fillings are durable and solid, their silver coloring immediately gives away a person’s dental history, and can negatively impact the appearance of a smile. A composite filling, which is tooth-colored, is a more aesthetic option, particularly useful for front teeth or highly visible areas.

Interested in composite (cosmetic) fillings?
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!

Looking for Composite Filling in Pelham or New Rochelle?

Composite fillings are a popular and effective dental treatment used to repair damaged or decayed teeth. Unlike traditional amalgam fillings, composite fillings are made from a tooth-colored resin that blends in with the natural color of the teeth. This makes them a more aesthetically pleasing option for those who want to maintain a natural-looking smile. Composite fillings are also less invasive than traditional fillings and require less removal of healthy tooth structure. They can be used to treat cavities, chips, cracks, and other minor dental imperfections. Overall, composite fillings are a safe, durable, and long-lasting solution for restoring dental health and improving the appearance of the teeth.

Disadvantages of silver fillings

Silver amalgam fillings are the traditional method of repairing decayed, cracked, or fractured teeth. Dentists have used them for over 100 years, removing the decayed or affected portion of a tooth and inserting the silver filling. Today, they are primarily used for back teeth, since the color is not as aesthetic as a composite (tooth-colored) filling, but they are still one of the most widely used options. As with most dental restorations, amalgam fillings are not permanent and may someday need replacement, but they are very durable and will last many years.

Advantages of cosmetic fillings

Like amalgam fillings, composite fillings are used to repair decayed, cracked, and fractured teeth. They can also be used to close space between two teeth, or fill in chipped teeth. Their durability means they will last many years, although, as with most dental restorations, they will eventually need to be replaced.

What happens when I get a filling?

Composite fillings usually only require one appointment. Your dentist will numb your tooth, remove any decay, and clean the area. If the decay was near a nerve, a special medication will be applied for added protection. The filling will be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.

Once the decayed area of the tooth is removed painlessly with a 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.

Can I get my metal fillings replaced with white fillings.

Yes you can. Sensitivity to hot and cold is normal immediately after a filling, but your tooth should acclimate quickly and the sensitivity will subside. Our dentist will give you instructions on how to care for your composite filling—as always, maintain good oral hygiene, a balanced diet, and regular dental visits for optimum overall dental health.

What should I do if I want composite fillings?

Make an appointment at our office to see one of our dentists and discuss removing the metal fillings from which we will do by using a special protective dam. We will also give you an estimate of the costs and see if your insurances company will cover any of the costs.

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