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We offer a full range of general, family, cosmetic, restorative, and emergency dentistry.
We always focus on gentle techniques and use advanced equipment to ensure your comfort.
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All of our services are priced competitively and many of our services are covered by popular insurance plans.
Dental Fillings Hillsborough, NJ
We’ll help you repair cavities and restore your mouth to full function. We always focus on gentle and compassionate care.
Composite fillings are made of a unique tooth-coloured resin, specifically designed to blend in with the rest of your mouth. They are a significantly safer, more durable, and aesthetically appealing alternative to mercury amalgam fillings.
- Matches tooth colour effortlessly
- Durable and long lasting
- Can repair cracks, gaps, and chips as well as cavities
Fillings are used to repair a tooth damaged by decay, cracks, and minor fractures. They come in a wide variety of materials, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. The excellent durability of silver amalgam fillings often makes them a good choice. Unfortunately, they are also easily visible in contrast to the natural white color of teeth. The advantage of a composite filling is its natural tooth coloration which allows it to become essentially invisible, often making it the best choice for use in highly visible areas. Should you choose a composite filling, the dentist will closely match the color of the filling to that of your existing teeth to ensure the continued beauty of your smile.
What can this procedure repair?
- Tooth decay
- Chipped teeth
- Wide spaces between teeth
- Cracked or broken teeth
- Worn teeth
How is the procedure done?
Composite fillings can usually be placed in one appointment. The dentist will numb the tooth and remove decay. Then it will be thoroughly cleaned and carefully prepared for the new filling. In some cases where they decay comes close to the nerve of the tooth, special medication will be applied for added protection. Once the tooth is prepared, the dentist precisely places, sculpts, and polishes the composite filling, restoring your tooth to its original shape and function.
What kind of follow up care should I expect?
Initially, many people experience sensitivity to hot and cold when the composite filling is first placed. This is temporary, however, and it will fade quickly as your tooth acclimates to the new filling. The dentist will provide general care instructions, and the regular practice of brushing, flossing, and dental cleanings will help extend the life of your new filling. While composite fillings are durable enough to last for many years, they are not permanent and may someday need to be replaced.
Ask us Anything…
We’ll start your appointment by freezing your mouth to ensure your comfort. Next we prepare the tooth and make sure we get rid of any built up bacteria. We will then apply the composite resin that has been colour matched to the rest of your teeth. It will be hardened using a special light, and then contoured to fit amongst your other teeth.
How long do fillings last for?
Composite fillings usually last for 10+ years.
Why should I get composite fillings instead of traditional or mercury fillings?
Traditional or mercury fillings can be harmful to your body. Additionally, traditional fillings must be fully replaced if they crack while composite fillings can be repaired. Most people also think that composite fillings are more aesthetically pleasing than other metal fillings.
Are fillings covered by insurance?
Most of our treatments are covered by a majority of insurance companies. For a more detailed explanation of your coverage please call your service provider.
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