With a combination of smart oral habits at home, and two visits per year to our office, the odds will be in your favor to avoid cavities. But sometimes, no matter how diligent you are, the need arises for our Lake Success dental fillings. Fortunately, we're able to provide materials that are metal free and that match your tooth color for maximum cosmetic as well as practical benefit.
Not all that long ago, metal was the favored material for fillings. But there were two drawbacks that made it less than ideal. First, metal fillings stand out like a sore thumb against the whiteness of teeth. Second, mercury was a component of metal fillings such as those made of silver. Our Lake Success dental fillings are made of composite or ceramic, both of which are white materials, doing an excellent job of blending in with your teeth. Furthermore, they contain no mercury, which is good for you health. They're also strong, so you can feel confident that they will provide you with the durability you need, especially when it comes to chewing. Ceramic lasts longer than composite, though it also tends to be more expensive. Our dentist will discuss the pros and cons of each, with respect to your specific circumstances and the particular tooth that needs to get one of our Lake Success dental fillings. It is the goal of Dr. Kuznick to keep your teeth strong and healthy now and in the long run. To do that requires that any cavity that does form be filled in a timely fashion. Large cavities and deeper fillings put you at greater risk for an infection in your tooth, which leads to pain, root canal therapy, and possibly even the need to extract the tooth.
Be sure to schedule your six month dental exam with us by calling today. With a physical checkup and periodic x-rays, any signs of cavities will be found as early as possible.
By Alan S. Kuznick, DMD
February 28, 2019