If you are looking for a great dentist who will provide you and your family with expert dental care, you need to look no further than our Midtown general dentist at PresiDental Care. Dr. Jessi Figueora provides the highest quality dental care. She uses state-of-the-art equipment and techniques to help ensure that she provides the highest level of care for her patients. One of the services offered is composite tooth fillings when patients need to have a tooth filled.
Our Midtown general dentist uses composite, tooth-colored fillings, because they look more natural and are more aesthetically appealing. Composite fillings are durable and are most useful for small to mid-size fillings. These fillings need to withstand only moderate pressure from the stress of chewing. While these fillings look better than the metal amalgam fillings, they can also cost more. Also because of their less durable nature, these fillings may need to be replaced more often than the traditional amalgam fillings. Patients need to also be careful that their individual insurance plans will pay for the cost of the more expensive composite tooth-colored fillings.
Composite fillings take longer to install than do metal fillings. In order for a composite filling to install correctly, the tooth must be kept clean and dry while the cavity is being filled. This can be difficult and time-consuming for the dentist to do correctly. Nonetheless, tooth-colored fillings are now often used and are enjoying great popularity for purely aesthetic reasons. The fillings blend in with the patients teeth, and this makes them very appealing. Patients feel they no longer need to have an unsightly metal filling when they can have a composite filling. So if you have not been to the dentist recently, you may want to make an appointment today to visit Dr. Jessi Figueroa, our Midtown general dentist, for a checkup. And, if she finds that you have a tooth that has a cavity and is need of a filling, you may want to request that she use the composite tooth fillings to help preserve your beautiful smile.