Composite Fillings Dentist Farmingdale Long Island

The next time you go to a dentist’s office to get a filling, you may want to consider composite fillings. The advantage is that these fillings look different than other types, and they are nearly invisible. The reason for their growing popularity is that they are white – just like your teeth.

About Resin Fillings

This kind of filling is made of resin (plastic) and it is combined with glass to give it additional strength. It is used in fillings in teeth that will have light to medium bite pressure placed on them. This is the same material that is used to repair chipped teeth or as a bonded veneer on the front of teeth. After the material has been applied to fill in the cavity, the dentist will shape and polish it, and then apply a special light to harden it.

Mercury Fillings

It used to be that a mercury amalgam filling was the only kind you could get – unless you wanted gold. Of course, gold is costly, and most people cannot afford it. Mercury amalgams have gotten a rather bad rap because it does contain some mercury. The FDA, however, has declared it to be safe for most people (some people are allergic to metals) in spite of people’s fear.

The problem with the silver appearance of mercury amalgam, or gold or silver, is that it is very noticeable. You cannot hide this type of filling.

The fillings that are made of composite materials have a strong advantage – they are white and that makes them almost invisible. When you want a white smile and confidence when you talk, choosing composite materials is clearly an advantage.

What You Need to Know

While this type of filling is hard to notice, you need to be aware that it takes longer to fill a tooth with this material than the typical mercury amalgam. This is because the material must be applied in layers. Since it takes longer, you can also expect it to cost more.

Durability

Composite fillings are not as durable as other filling material, such as mercury amalgams. It can be expected to last between five to seven years and then will need to be replaced after that. The advantage of this material is that it enables you to keep your teeth looking white, rather than looking like silver or gold.

Preventing the Need for Fillings

Instead of wondering which material is best, the really best thing is knowing how to prevent needing fillings at all. There are several steps in doing this. Brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing every day is a powerful start. You also want to reduce the amount of sugar you eat and drink daily. Keeping regular dental appointments will also help to ensure that your teeth stay in great shape.

When you need fillings, you can get composite fillings at Global Family Dental. Our dentists can give you any type of filling to repair your teeth. Call us today about any questions you have, or to make an appointment.

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