When you come to our dental practice with a dental cavity, our dentist will be able to provide you with complete dental care. Dental cavities are treated with one of two different types of dental fillings. Our dentist will generally make a recommendation on the type of filling material to be used based on the size and location of the cavity. If the cavity is large, or on the flat chewing surface of a back molar, he will probably recommend that the dental cavity is filled using a silver amalgam filling. This is because silver fillings are stronger and can more easily withstand vigorous chewing forces. Silver fillings are also less likely to crack or chip in your tooth. If the filling is on a tooth in the front of your mouth that shows when you speak or smile, our dentist East Village NY will probably recommend that you receive a tooth-color composite filling. Composite fillings are made to perfectly color-match your teeth, so they cannot even be seen once they are fully installed in the tooth. Benefits of tooth-colored fillings include the fact that they are extremely aesthetically appealing, and also that they call for the removal of less tooth enamel while they are being installed. However, it usually takes more time to install a tooth-colored filling, so they can be more expensive. You will want to check with your dental insurance company to make sure that they cover tooth-colored fillings.
For an appointment to see our dentist East Village NY for dental fillings or other dental care, contact us today.