Tooth-Colored & White Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings

Dental Fillings

What are dental fillings?

A dental filling is the process of returning a damaged tooth back to its former shape and strength. When part of your tooth begins to decay, the overall integrity of your tooth weakens. Dental fillings are meant to replace the decayed or damaged portion of your tooth for a healthier tooth that maintains its original shape. Dental fillings fill and close open spaces where bacteria would otherwise be able to enter, which stops current decay and prevents future decay. Cavities form a hole in your tooth that cannot repair itself. These holes can be treated with dental fillings. To begin a dental filling procedure, Dr. Classi will first remove the decayed or damaged parts of the tooth and leave only healthy parts of the tooth. Then, Dr. Classi will thoroughly cleanse the treatment area. To complete your dental filling procedure, Dr. Classi will fill the area with metal-free dental filling material.

What dental fillings do you offer?

At the dental office of Dr. Classi, we are proud to offer the strongest, most natural-looking ceramic fillings. Ceramic fillings, also commonly referred to as white fillings, are tooth-colored fillings that provide seamless, natural-looking results for an even, white smile. In most cases of tooth decay, a simple white filling can be used to replace decay or cavities. If a patient exhibits excessive tooth decay or damage to a tooth, a dental crown or dental cap may be suggested for the most pleasing results. If tooth decay has reached the internal nerve, root canal surgery is suggested to correct the damages.

Why are white dental fillings better than traditional dental fillings?

Our dental office is a metal-free dental center that uses only ceramic dental fillings. Traditional dental fillings are made out of metal and can cause a discolored smile. The metallic hue of the dental filling can even cause the gums to blacken. At Classi Cosmetic & Implant Dentist of NYC, we use metal-free dental fillings for a more natural-looking smile.

Dr. Classi can remove and replace metal fillings with natural-looking white fillings for a brighter smile. Traditional dental fillings contain mercury, which can be harmful to your body. Dr. Classi is a mercury free dentist in NYC who offers white ceramic fillings for a natural-looking, white smile.

Can Dr. Classi replace metal fillings with tooth-colored fillings?

Yes, Dr. Classi offers to remove metal fillings and replace them with white fillings for more aesthetically pleasing results. We are a metal-free dental practice that only offers natural-looking ceramic fillings for a beautiful smile.

What can I expect from a tooth-colored dental filling procedure?

The damaged portion of your tooth will be removed during a dental filling procedure. Dr. Classi will thoroughly cleanse the bacteria out of the remaining tooth and prepare it to receive a dental filling. Once your tooth has been properly cleaned, Dr. Classi will insert ceramic filling material into the tooth. After your dental filling treatment, your tooth will be healthy, strong, and regain its previous integrity and shape. Teeth with fillings will function as normal, healthy teeth.

Are ceramic fillings natural-looking?

Ceramic fillings are natural-looking white fillings that do not cause any discoloration in your gum line or smile. White fillings also hide the fact that you have had a filling placed so that when you smile or speak, your teeth are natural-looking and white. Whether you are having metal fillings removed or white fillings placed for the first time, you will have a strong, white smile with no dull metallic hue associated with silver fillings.

Does Dr. Classi offer revisional dental fillings?

If you are unhappy with the results from dental fillings from another dentist, Dr. Classi can remove these fillings and replace them with white dental fillings. Dr. Classi removes unnatural-looking metal fillings and can help create a whiter smile with ceramic fillings. If a dental filling was placed incorrectly or causes discomfort, Dr. Classi can remove these fillings and correctly apply new white fillings.

How can I get started with white fillings?

Dr. Classi would be happy to discuss white fillings with you. To learn more about dental fillings with Dr. Anthony Classi at Classi Cosmetic & Implant Dentist of NYC, please request an appointment online or call our dental office at 212.682.3313.