Dentistry by Dr. Kaplansky offers tooth-colored, or composite, fillings as an attractive and durable solution to decay. tooth-colored fillings are also called composite resins. They are made of plastic and glass particles that bond well to tooth enamel. Because tooth-colored fillings closely match the color of your natural tooth structure, they are more aesthetically pleasing than other types of fillings. tooth-colored fillings are also strong and durable and can last for many years with proper care. If you have a tooth that needs a filling, Dr. Kaplansky will gently remove the decay and then place and shape the tooth-colored filling material in the tooth. After the filling is in place, he will polish it to give your tooth a natural appearance. You can feel confident that your smile will look good and your tooth will be protected from further decay.
Cavities, also called dental caries, are holes that form in the tooth’s enamel. These holes are caused by bacteria that occur naturally in the mouth. Acidic waste products formed by these bacteria eat away at the enamel of your teeth.
Proper brushing and flossing can help prevent decay of the enamel; however, once the decay has started, the body is unable to repair enamel on its own. If the hole in the tooth is not filled and repaired by a dentist, cavities can spread and lead to more serious issues. cavities are more likely to occur in areas of the mouth where there is less saliva, such as the back teeth. People who have dry mouth or take anxiety medications or antidepressants are at an increased risk for cavities because these conditions can reduce saliva production. Smokers are also at an increased risk for cavities because smoking dries out the mouth and decreases saliva production.
Symptoms of cavities include pain when eating or drinking hot or cold foods, sensitivity to sweet foods, visible holes or pits in teeth, and bad breath. If you think you may have a cavity, it is important to see a dentist as soon as possible to get it filled and repaired. cavities can cause serious infections if left untreated, so prompt treatment is essential. Early diagnosis and treatment of cavities can help prevent more serious problems down the road.
Dental fillings are used to repair cavities in the teeth. Cavities are caused by the buildup of plaque and bacteria on the teeth. Plaque is a sticky film that forms on the teeth and gums. Bacteria live in the plaque and produce acids that eat away at the enamel of the teeth. Enamel is the hard, outer layer of the teeth. When the enamel is damaged, it creates a hole in the tooth, which is called a cavity.
Dr. Kaplansky will remove the decayed portion of your tooth, thoroughly clean and disinfect the area, and then fill the cavity with composite resin material. He then polishes the area to shape it to the contours of your tooth and to make it look natural. Filling a cavity reinforces the tooth’s structure and improves its appearance. Fillings are made from different materials, such as gold, silver, or ceramic. Composite resin is a type of plastic that can be matched to the color of your teeth. A dental filling can last for many years before it needs to be replaced. It is important to brush and floss regularly to remove plaque and bacteria from your teeth and gums to prevent cavities.
Fillings can be made from several different types of material. Metal and amalgam fillings have been used to fill cavities for years. Metal and amalgam fillings are effective, but they also appear unnatural, creating a visible dark spot that contrasts with the white of your tooth. While this type of filling has been safely used for years and has been shown to be safe in studies conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and the Department of Public Health, some patients remain concerned about the mercury content in amalgam fillings, and we understand and respect that concern.
Amalgam fillings have been used for centuries and are still considered to be a safe and effective way to fill cavities. However, some patients are concerned about the mercury content of amalgam fillings and wonder if they should be replaced with newer tooth-colored fillings. While we understand these concerns, we do not advocate drilling out old amalgam fillings unless they are defective. The removal of old fillings can cause damage to the surrounding teeth, and the replacement process can be costly. If you are concerned about your older fillings, we welcome you to give us a call so that we can provide our professional recommendation.
At our office, we use the latest advancements in dental technology to provide our patients with fillings that are not only effective but also natural-looking. We offer tooth-colored composite fillings made from a resin material that can be matched to the color of your tooth. Composite fillings are strong and Durable, and they will not change color over time. In addition, they bond directly to your tooth, providing added support. Our patients love the fact that composite fillings are virtually invisible, and they appreciate the fact that their smile looks natural after treatment. If you are looking for an effective and attractive solution to your cavities, we encourage you to ask us about our composite fillings.
There are many reasons why you might want to consider composite bonding. Perhaps you have chipped or cracked a tooth, and you are looking for a way to repair the damage. Or maybe you simply want to improve the appearance of your smile. Whatever the reason, composite bonding can provide an excellent solution. The procedure is relatively quick and easy, and it can give you dramatic results. During the procedure, Dr. Kaplansky will apply a soft composite resin material to your tooth and then shape and trim it. Once it sets, it will harden and bond with your tooth’s enamel. The end result is a natural-looking smile that you can be proud of.
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At Dr. Kaplansky’s office, we strive to provide the best possible dental care for our patients. We offer a wide range of services, from routine cleanings and fillings to more complex procedures such as crowns and bridges. We also offer a variety of payment options to make dental care affordable for everyone. To schedule an appointment, please call us at 716-772-7500. We look forward to meeting you!