Because a tooth has been affected by decay, cracks, and fractures, doesn’t mean it needs to be extracted. Instead, the decayed portion of the tooth can be removed and the remaining tooth structure can be fortified by a white, composite filling at Hanson Place Dental Associates. When you visit our Brooklyn Heights dentists, we’ll suggest a variety of dental fillings, each with their own advantages. One main advantage of white fillings is that the tooth-composite bond deters breakage and insulate against temperature changes. Composite fillings are also tooth colored and can be closely matched to the color of your existing teeth for a cohesive look. The best advantage of composite tooth fillings is that less of your natural tooth structure needs to be removed for this procedure. Dental fillings may need to be replaced over time, but they are very durable and can last for many years.
Dental fillings are placed on chipped teeth, cracked or broken teeth, decayed teeth, worn teeth, and the spaces between two tooth. Composite fillings can be placed in one appointment at Hanson Place Dental Associates near Brooklyn Heights. First your tooth will be numbed while we remove all the decay. The remaining tooth structure will be thoroughly cleaned and prepared for the new filling. If the tooth decay is near the nerve of the tooth, a medication may be applied for added protection. Next the composite filling will be precisely placed, shaped, and polished, creating an exact replica of your natural tooth in original shape and function. Following the placement of your dental filling, you’ll receive specific instructions from our Brooklyn Heights cosmetic dentists about proper oral care for your filling.