Composite Fillings



Carmel Dental Associates provides composite fillings in Carmel, NY. Call 845-225-2224 to learn more and schedule your appointment.

When a cavity develops, it is important to find and treat it as early as possible. If left untreated, a cavity will continue to worsen and spread until the tooth needs a more complex restoration such as a crown or root canal. Eventually, the tooth may need to be pulled, requiring a bridge or a dental implant to replace it. Fortunately, though, if significant decay is not yet present, we can generally save the tooth with a simple filling.

Metal amalgam fillings were once the treatment of choice. Today, though, we prefer to use natural-looking, tooth-colored composite filling material. Composite fillings are not as affected by heat and cold as metal fillings, so they are less likely to cause tooth sensitivity. They are easier to penetrate with dental X-rays, so we can quickly catch any new decay that develops on the filled tooth. They look realistic, making it difficult for anyone to notice that your tooth was filled. In addition, older metal fillings contained mercury. Although these fillings have not been scientifically shown to cause any problems, many people prefer to have them replaced with composite fillings.

If you think you may need a filling, or are simply looking for a dentist you can trust, we invite you to call Carmel Dental Associates today. We look forward to earning your trust.

Call 845-225-2224 to schedule your appointment.