Tooth-Colored Fillings – Gramercy Park, NY
Flawlessly Heal Your Cavity
In the old days, the words “you have a cavity,” were a lot more dreadful than they are now. They used to mean, “you’re going to have a noticeable spot in your smile from this point on.” Thanks to tooth-colored fillings in Gramercy Park, those metal areas in smiles are all things of the past. With tooth-colored materials, we can flawlessly heal your cavity. No one even has to know you had one! If you think you might have a cavity, contact us to let us take care of it easily and undetectably.
What Are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings are made of high-quality composite resin, which is a mixture of glass and plastic that can be custom-shaded to match your existing tooth enamel. It can perfectly fill your cavity in Gramercy Park without compromising the appearance of your beautiful smile. There are no metal materials involved in the slightest, so if you have an allergy or sensitivity to metal, you won’t have to worry about that one bit.
How Does the Procedure Work?
At Gramercy Dental Studio, we offer a completely different way to treat cavities than traditional dentists, using a practice called ozone dentistry. Instead of a drill, Dr. Newman can utilize a gentle air/water/powder spray known as Air Abrasion to remove the decayed portion of the tooth. Because no drill is required, usually no local anesthesia is, either. Then, we will use ozone gas to sterilize the bacteria in the area. The tooth is given a remineralization agent to help it heal itself, and finally, the tooth-colored filling is bonded to the tooth.
What Are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings Compared to Metal Fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings offer a multitude of benefits besides just being able to seamlessly blend in with the rest of your smile. They are also a more conservative treatment. With metal fillings, more of the natural tooth structure had to be removed to make room. Composite resin material does not require that a large section of enamel be removed, allowing you to keep more of your natural tooth.
Additionally, tooth-colored fillings are safer for your pearly whites. Traditional metal fillings had the tendency to expand and contract when exposed to hot or cold stimuli. This constant size change inside the tooth placed a lot of pressure on it, causing it to fracture and eventually break. Composite resin fillings will not expand and contract with temperature changes, so you won’t have to worry about a thing!