Dental filling materials are used to fix damaged or decayed teeth. Your Teaneck dentists place a filling by first drilling the affected tooth and removing the cavity. Dr. Cantuarias or Dr. Ro will then pack the hole with the filling material. Since dental fillings are designed to mimic the durability and appearance of natural teeth, they are also effective at repairing a chipped or broken tooth structure.
After the filing is placed Dr. Cantuarias or Dr. Ro will sculpt the material into the shape of the affected tooth. Then a special curing light is used to harden the filling. Lastly, the restoration is shaped and polished.
Tooth Fillings in Teaneck, NJ
There are several materials used to fill and restore teeth:
Amalgam: Also known as traditional metal or silver fillings, this is the strongest and most durable material available. Amalgam fillings are still commonly used, especially on the chewing surfaces of back molars.
Gold: Fillings made of gold are very durable and can last up to 20 years. This is not the most popular choice, as gold fillings are costlier.
Tooth-colored: White composite resin is the most popular type of filling material. These dental fillings are designed to perfectly match the color of natural teeth. Composites are less durable than amalgam and like natural teeth, are susceptible to staining.
For dental fillings in Teaneck, New Jersey, Dr. Cantuarias or Dr. Ro will discuss with you the best material to restore your smile. For more information about dental fillings in Teaneck, please call us at Complete Dental Works today. Book your dental fillings near you now!