Bay Shore NY Cosmetic Dentist Discusses Composite-Resin Fillings
As a Bay Shore NY Cosmetic Dentist, Dr. Antenucci does hundreds of tooth-colored fillings a week. The material used for tooth-colored fillings is known as composite resin. This material can be used for a variety of dental procedures.
Tooth-colored fillings are a great way to fill a cavity because they have a natural appearance. They are made so that they blend in naturally with the color of your teeth. Your Bay Shore NY cosmetic dentist will often use them to fill cavities in the front teeth.
Unfortunately, tooth-colored fillings are not as some of the other dental procedures, but the procedure is quick, affordable, and effective. If you think you may have a cavity, contact your Bay Shore NY cosmetic dentist to find out if a tooth-colored filling is right for you.
Our Bay Shore NY cosmetic dentist will often replace amalgam fillings for patients using tooth-colored fillings. Silver fillings, also known as amalgam fillings, have been known to put patients at risk of mercury exposure. Tooth-colored fillings are safe and completely natural.
What is the best kind of filling?
According to your Bay Shore NY cosmetic dentist, the best type of filling is no filling. What does this mean? It means that your teeth will be healthiest with no cavities and decay. No cavities and no decay = no fillings or other dental procedures.
How can you avoid cavities?
There are a few different steps you should take if you wish to keep your mouth healthy and avoid cavities. The first step is to brush and floss your teeth daily. You should brush your teeth twice a day, for two minutes each time. Unfortunately, however, brushing only removes 65% of the bacteria from your mouth.
The remaining 35% of bacteria can be removed by flossing. Flossing helps to keep your mouth cavity-free by removing the bacteria that gets trapped between the teeth. Often dental floss can reach areas that the toothbrush cannot.
If you are in need of a dental filling or want to learn more about composite-resin (or tooth-colored) fillings contact your Bay Shore NY Cosmetic dentist today by calling (631) 665-8484 to schedule an appointment.