The technology behind dental fillings has progressed significantly in a short amount of time. Harmony Dental Arts is proud to offer the very latest in dental fillings to our patients in the Clifton, New Jersey area. Whereas the previous standard was metal-colored cavity fillings, patients can now utilize seamless tooth-colored composite resin. This high-quality composite material is ultra-durable without the harmful mercury found in metal fillings.
The procedure starts with local anesthetic to numb the area of the mouth that will be worked on. The affected area of the cavity will be cleared using either a drill, laser, or air abrasion unit. A notable benefit of using a composite material is evident in this step of the process. While traditional filling materials will force dentists to drill additional healthy tooth in an attempt to create a better structural fit, composite tooth-colored fillings bond much more naturally with the tooth. The tooth is then cleaned and prepared for a filling. If a tooth-colored filling is used, the cavity must be completely cleaned and dried before getting filled. The strong adhesive in the natural looking fillings used by our expert dental staff is finally sealed using a dental curing light.
Besides the obvious aesthetic advantages of having a tooth-colored filling, the composite resin mixture is a durable material with other important benefits. By chemically bonding to surrounding enamel, this formula is designed to create a long-lasting structural bond that actually strengthens the insulation and integrity of the tooth. At our Clifton, New Jersey practice, we use a more hardened tooth-colored ceramic mixture in the rear molars to ensure the fillings will withstand intensive chewing. Composite resin is a solution for a multitude of different dental problems as well. From chipped to cracked teeth, this natural looking substitute is changing the way aesthetic dentistry is performed.Written by Dr. Sokolina
Our team at Harmony Dental Arts is dedicated to providing top-quality care for our patients in New Jersey. Our holistic approach to treatment, prevention, and recovery sets us apart in the field of dentistry and orthodontics. After graduating with honors from NYU Dental School, the head of our team, Dr. Maria Sokolina, completed her residency at Beth Israel Medical Center, one of the most prestigious residency programs in the world. Upon completion of her residency, Dr. Sokolina continued her academic endeavors by completing multiple training courses on orthodontics and sleep apnea. Named Jersey’s Choice Top Dentists by the New Jersey Monthly in 2017, Dr. Sokolina and her expert dental care team are committed to providing the best possible dental care to the Clifton, New Jersey community.
If you are interested in seamlessly filling a cavity with our state-of-the-art composite resin material, contact us or fill out the form below to schedule your risk free consultation with Harmony Dental Arts in Clifton, NJ.