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.