If a dental material were lifelike in color, texture, resiliency and function, would you want your dentist to use it? Well, at the Brooklyn, NY, office of Dr. Jeffrey Galler, the doctor and his professional team do just that when they place tooth-colored fillings composed of composite resin. Learn the benefits of these amazing fillings and why they are a great option for you.
What is tooth decay?
Otherwise known as a dental cavity, decay is a hole in the outer surface of a tooth. This white enamel, though rock-hard, is prone to decay because of the corrosive acids secreted by ordinary oral bacteria. The bacteria forms in soft plaque and hard tartar, biofilms which form from the carbohydrates we eat. Neglected, decay progresses through the enamel, into the yellow dentin and even into the soft interior pulp, root system and bone.
The benefits of tooth-colored fillings
The American Dental Association (ADA) states that "the best dental filling is no filling." While this statement is true, we know that decay affects almost everyone at some time in their lives. That's why Dr. Galler offers realistic tooth-colored fillings which fully restore decay and leave a gleaming, tooth-colored finish behind.
The benefits of these composite resin fillings include:
- Ability to be placed anywhere in the mouth
- Durability (they last for years and actually flex with the pressures of chewing just as natural tooth enamel does)
- No need to remove extensive portions of remaining tooth enamel
- Seamless bonding to existing tooth structure with a blue curing light
- Completion of a filling in just one visit using simple local anesthetic
Additionally, composite resin fillings do their jobs without being noticed. Only you and your dentist will know which teeth have been restored (and overtime, you may forget!).
If tooth-colored fillings sound too good to be true, ask about them at your next check-up and cleaning visit with Dr. Jeffrey Geller. Besides restoring active decay, composite resin can replace existing metal fillings and repair small flaws such as gaps, chips, surface pitting and more. Call the office today for your appointment: (718) 253-6605.