Dental Fillings

Amalgam Fillings vs. Composite Fillings

The significance of amalgam fillings has dated back in the early nineteenth century. To determine the negative impact of using this material, a number of cons of amalgam fillings are presented here.

  • Amalgam fillings are composed of a mixture of tin, zinc, mercury, silver and copper. Amalgam fillings are durable; however, they have higher potential to crack and fracture than composite fillings.
  • The most significant downside of them is that color matches surrounding natural tooth. This could be very important if your appearance plays an essential role in your career.
  • Another disadvantage of amalgam filling is that most likely, dentist will have to remove healthy part of your tooth to make room for them.
  • Some people, approximately 1%, are allergic to the mercury present in amalgam restorations.

Composite fillings are an affordable option that doesn’t interfere with your smile appearance. Composite fillings can be used for fixing various teeth problems:

  • Composite fillings are composed of a mixture of plastic and glass and designed to be the same color as natural tooth material. 
  • Reshaping and fixing decayed teeth.
  • Repairing chipped and cracked teeth.
  • Enhancing the appearance of permanently discolored teeth.
  • Narrowing excess spacing between teeth that may promote decay or cause aesthetic issues.
  • Offering protection to the root of a tooth that has been exposed due to receding gums.

Composite Fillings Will Give Your Smile a Natural Look

These days, cosmetic dentistry has become advanced enough to provide natural-looking results. With our newest techniques, AFAM will always ensure great condition of your dental health and brilliant smile.

Here, at AFAM Dental, our specialists also offer composite fillings to repair teeth that been traumatized, to remove abrasive spots and sensitivity caused by enamel.

Here, at AFAM Dental, our specialists also offer composite fillings to repair teeth that been traumatized, to remove abrasive spots and sensitivity caused by enamel.

Dental Fillings in Brooklyn, NY

There’s no longer a reason to be concerned about seeing multiple dark, metallic fillings in your teeth. Composite filling material is becoming widely used due to its ability to blend in with your own teeth. AFAM Dental is highly experienced in modern dentistry which is why we use the newest composite fillings technology. Composite technology is safe for Patient’s health and guarantee long lasting results. Composite fillings look natural without harming smile appearance; composite feelings don’t require healthy parts of the tooth to be removed to make room for it and have way less potential to crack of fracture than amalgams, which makes them last longer.

If you ask how you can make your composite fillings last longer, AFAM Dental fillings Brooklyn specialists will tell you about the importance of good dental health practices and routine checkups to maintain them in a proper condition. Furthermore, the price of your composite fillings is worth paying when your confidence and self-image are improved with a beautiful smile. Contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment and discover how you can benefit from composite fillings.

Procedure and Process

Typically fillings are used to replace broken or decayed parts of a tooth, so it’s very common to feel relief once the tooth has been filled.

AFAM Dental will ensure that you are satisfied with the experience and the way your fillings look. Here is the technique we use for the fillings:

  • Find precise location of the decay using x-rays and examination of the affected tooth
  • Ensure your comfort by injecting a local anesthetic near the tooth
  • Use a special laser or drill to clear out the decayed area
  • Clean out the cleared area to create perfect condition for the filling material