Improve Your Smile With Tooth-Colored Fillings and Cosmetic Bonding
Find out how these simple cosmetic and restorative dentistry services could help your smile.
There are some challenges that can befall anyone, even those who are meticulous about their oral hygiene. Unfortunately, most people will deal with decay at some point during their lifetime and there are many that face minor aesthetic issues like chips and cracks in their teeth. If you are dealing with any of these problems, our Merrick, NY, dentists Dr. Robert Coleman and Dr. Tamar Hoff-Nir have two simple solutions to improve the health and appearance of your smile.
Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings
If our Merrick, NY, general dentists detect a cavity during your routine checkup this decay will need to be removed to prevent it from spreading deeper into the tooth. Under the effect of local anesthesia, which will numb the area completely, decay will be removed. Once all the decay has been removed we will need to fill the cavity to restore the appearance and function of the tooth.
While there are different types of dental fillings from which to choose, we know that our patients want a filling that will blend in with the rest of their teeth rather than standing out. This is why we are happy to offer composite dental fillings, which are matched to the shade of your teeth before being applied. Composite fillings are placed and molded over the cavity. Once the filling is shaped it is hardened into place with a dental light.
While bonding uses the same tooth-colored resin that’s used to fill a cavity the only difference is that bonding is meant purely for cosmetic purposes. If you are dealing with small chips, cracks, discolorations or gaps between teeth bonding could be exactly what you need. The resin is matched to your tooth and then applied, shaped, trimmed and then hardened.
Do you have questions about the dental services we offer? Want to know more about what we can do for your smile? Then call Coleman Dental in Merrick, NY, today at (516) 378-0867 to schedule a consultation.