Yonkers Dental Arts
General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Westchester, Yonkers, NY
When you have a cavity that needs to be repaired, you can achieve a more natural-looking result by opting for tooth-colored fillings. At Yonkers Dental Arts, serving Yonkers, New York, and Westchester County, Alicia Schraner, DDS, offers both composite and porcelain fillings to repair cavities and enhance the look of your smile. You can also consult with Dr. Schraner about replacing silver fillings with tooth-colored fillings. Find out more about the benefits of tooth-colored fillings by scheduling a consultation online or by phone today.
Tooth Colored Fillings Q & A
Why should I consider tooth-colored fillings?
If you have a cavity or tooth decay, Dr. Schraner can use fillings to repair the damage and preserve your natural tooth. While silver amalgam fillings have been the standard in tooth restoration for many generations, there are other options to consider for a more natural-looking tooth appearance.
At Yonkers Dental Arts, you can opt for tooth-colored fillings made of either porcelain or composite materials. These types of fillings are durable and effective for preserving your natural tooth.
You can also retain more of your natural tooth using composite or porcelain materials than you can with silver amalgam fillings.
Tooth-colored fillings are a great choice when you have cavities in the front of your teeth. Dr. Schraner carefully matches the color of the filling to the shade of your natural teeth, enhancing the overall look of your smile.
What is the difference between porcelain and composite fillings?
While porcelain and composite fillings look similar in appearance and can be matched to your natural tooth color, there are some differences between each type of material when used as a filling.
Porcelain fillings tend to be more durable than composite materials and resist stains more effectively. This type of filling is custom-made in a dental laboratory, but the filling procedure may be more invasive than with composite fillings.
Composite fillings can also preserve your natural tooth, but the material isn’t resistant to stains. Also, composite materials don’t have to be specially made.
Which type of filling is right for me?
Repairing cavities as early as possible is important for protecting your oral health and ensuring you can keep your natural tooth. Delaying tooth restoration services can result in more complicated dental issues and the extraction of the damaged tooth.
Dr. Schraner can determine the best type of filling material to use based on the extent of your tooth decay. She performs an oral evaluation and can recommend which filling material is best for your situation.
While the American Dental Association says silver amalgam fillings are safe, Dr. Schraner only offers metal-free filling restorations at Yonkers Dental Arts.
If your interested in tooth-colored fillings to replace silver amalgam, schedule a consultation with Dr. Schraner online or by calling Yonker Dental Arts today.
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