Nothing beats your natural teeth when it comes to appearance and function. When tooth decay strikes, fillings help save the integrity of your tooth, allowing you to preserve it for years to come. Traditionally, fillings were visible because of their metallic color, but new materials enable Eddy Gindi, DMD, to provide his patients at Brooklyn Cosmetic Dentist with tooth-colored fillings. Call one of the two locations in Brooklyn, New York, or West Long Branch, New Jersey, or use the online scheduler for an appointment.
A cavity, also known as dental caries, is a hole in your tooth caused by decay. Your mouth hosts many kinds of bacteria, and these bacteria can build up to form plaque, which is the film you feel on your teeth, especially in the mornings.
If left unchecked, plaque can accumulate, especially in hard-to-reach places. The bacteria in this plaque turns the sugar and glucose into an acid, which erodes your teeth. Typically, cavities start as a tiny hole, but once the plaque has access below your enamel, the gap can grow fast.
To prevent this, Dr. Gindi removes the decay and fills the hole to guard the structural integrity of your tooth and to prevent bacteria from building up in the area again.
Dr. Gindi uses fillings to preserve your teeth. They play a crucial role in safeguarding the overall health of your mouth by preventing tooth decay from running rampant.
Your genes somewhat govern the strength of your tooth's enamel, so even with the most diligent care, you may have inherited “soft teeth,” which are prone to developing cavities.
A filling is your first line of defense when it comes to dental work, and is one of the most effective weapons in the battle for good oral health.
To plug the hole left by the cavity, you have a choice of amalgam (metal) or composite resin fillings. Metal fillings are great tools for the job, but the metal color stands out against the white of your tooth. If you’d like a more natural-looking filler, Dr. Gindi offers composite resins, which provide the same protection that metal fillings do, but blend in perfectly with your teeth.
Thanks to newer, more advanced materials, tooth-colored fillings have come a long way. They hold up nicely, even in your back teeth, which undergo a fair amount of pressure from chewing.
If you’d like to protect your teeth and your smile with tooth-colored fillings, call Brooklyn Cosmetic Dentist or schedule an appointment using the online booking tool.