The Marvels of Composite Fillings in Staten Island

24 Jul, 2018

Have you ever been watching one of the singing competition shows on television, and when the camera takes an extreme close-up of one of the contestant’s mouths, you can see the heavy metal as they are wailing out a soulful ballad? With mouth wide open, Singer #3 displays silver-colored fillings up and down their molars.

In dental speak, the silver-colored fillings are known as amalgam, a mixture of metals primarily mercury-laden. If you are in need of fillings, and you are turned off by the metal look, the better and more natural looking alternative for you may be composite fillings in Staten Island.

Dr. Alex Parshin and his associates at Parshin Dental are experts in treating cavities and broken, chipped teeth with the type of filling that works best for each individual patient. Dr. Parshin has been recognized for his outstanding patient service through numerous awards and accolades. His mission, however, is not to hang awards on the walls of his practice. Instead, he is devoted to getting to know his patients on a one-on-one basis, so that he can respond to their likes and dislikes and treat their oral health needs accordingly.

What makes a composite filling so special?

Because of its ingredients, typically acrylic resin and powdered glass, a composite filling can be custom-shaded to match the color of the existing teeth of a patient. When used, especially on teeth located in or near the front of the mouth, composite fillings in Staten Island blend in with the natural teeth, making them all but invisible. Your smile remains natural and no one will know that you had filling work done.

Are composite fillings recommended for all teeth?

Composite fillings will work best on teeth that don’t do the heavy work during the chewing process. So, if you have cracked, chipped, or decayed teeth near the front of your mouth, composite fillings work well productively and aesthetically.

What is the process to receive composite fillings?

If x-rays and an examination of your mouth reveals the need for a filling, Dr. Parshin will recommend the proper type to alleviate your problem area. If composite is the choice, then the filling work can normally be done in one appointment. Dr. Parshin will accurately place the composite on the affected area in thin layers; then shape and polish the material so that the tooth being treated is restored back to what it’s supposed to look like, even down to the correct shading to match the color of all your other teeth.

Composite fillings are an excellent alternative to both costlier dental crowns and having to lose a tooth through extraction. Even with being barely visible, a composite filling bonds securely to the treated tooth and adds strength to the remainder of the natural enamel.

If you would like more information on this subject or want to schedule an appointment with Dr. Alex Parshin to discuss how composite fillings may be a good option for you, please contact us online, or by calling Parshin Dental at (718) 494-2010.

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11 Apr, 2018

When it comes to having orthodontic work, it is imperative that you seek the care of a professional who has undergone years of training and practice. Even the simplest of procedures like having Invisalign trays fit requires the oversight of a professional. Dr. Alex Parshin of Parshin Dental urges that patients always have Invisalign treatment under the care of a professional provider. With the proper oversight, your smile will last a lifetime.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign are clear aligner trays that helps move your teeth into the proper position. Unlike regular metal braces, Invisalign is made with a soft clear plastic tray that can be removed. This allows the patient to have flexibility in their treatment. There are no irritating metal brackets or uncomfortable gums from metal wires poking the inside of the mouth. The clear aligner trays are designed to hide the fact that the patient is having orthodontic work. They are easier to fit and do not require long hours in the chair.

What should I expect during the fitting?

The process of having Invisalign fit by a professional in Staten Island is quick and more comfortable than having traditional metal braces placed. Dr. Parshin examines your mouth and bite to determine the severity of your malocclusion. He measures your teeth’s position and bite by taking 3D images of your upper and lower teeth. Once he has taken those images, he sends them off to Invisalign in order to come up with a custom treatment plan. Once a treatment plan is made, the patient can view the movement of their teeth in 3D animation. One the patient approves the plan, the Invisalign aligners are fabricated. Every four-six weeks, he will reexamine your bite and provide you with new Invisalign trays that are slightly different to help facilitate tooth movement. With monthly visits, Dr. Parshin can catch any problems early on so that your treatment progresses smoothly. Depending on your bite, Invisalign treatment usually takes less than one year .

This seems very simple… why can I not do this myself?

Many people falsely assume that having Invisalign fit is easier than braces. They may wonder if they can find an online company that can provide Invisalign clear aligner trays for half the price of a dental professional. Although the online companies that people find may promise cheaper costs, their products are not tested for safety or effectiveness. Too often online companies do not provide the ongoing oversight required to catch and treat any complications.

There are many cases of people that order clear trays online who later discover that their teeth are not straightened. In severe cases, these trays can actually worsen the bite making it difficult for the patient to eat, talk, and smile properly. This can necessitate even more extensive orthodontic work making it overall more expensive than if the person had initiated the treatment under the guidance of a dental professional.

If you are suffering from a malocclusion, Invisalign is an excellent option for discreetly correcting your bite. However, it is vital that you consult the advice and care of a professional. You can contact Dr. Parshin at (718) 494-2010 or reach out online to learn more about the importance of having your Invisalign molds fit by a licensed provider.

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