A filling is what restores your tooth’s protective barrier. When dental decay causes a cavity to form, you are left with space that exposes your nerve and can also allow bacteria to get inside, causing an infection. As important as fillings are, the material used makes a difference. We are pleased to offer metal free fillings here at the dental practice of Michael Acquista, D.D.S. Get the cosmetic benefits of new composite fillings or long lasting ceramic.
Our Dyker Heights dentist office wants you to know that aside from the already impressive advantages of composite and ceramic, there are other good reasons to go metal free. Metal fillings are subject to expansion and contraction because of temperature changes, making tooth fractures a possibility. Composite material has come a long way. Once it was considered only marginally effective, but the advancements that have come about now mean that this tooth-colored material is an excellent choice. However, if you would like the ultimate benefit, you might want to consider ceramic. It’s more costly than composite, but ceramic is both an ideal match for your tooth color and also durable, with lifespans in excess of 15 years being very common. It’s comforting to know that once you have undergone the process of getting a filling that you don’t need to concern yourself with it for a long time. The other good thing about metal free fillings is that there are no worries about the potential effects of mercury. When you come to our Dyker Heights dentist office, you can discuss your preferences.
When you do have a cavity, why not make the best of the situation by having it treated with the filling material of your choice? Just reach out to our Dyker Heights dentist office so we can schedule an appointment for you.