Tooth-Colored Fillings in Yorktown Heights, NY
An Aesthetic Choice for a Brighter, More Youthful Look
When tooth decay damages a tooth, it breaks down the hard tissue of the tooth leaving soft, discolored decay. When this is cleaned out we are left with a sterile cavity that has to be repaired. If it is a small to moderate-sized area, the cavity can be filled directly with tooth-colored composite materials that can be packed and hardened in the tooth. If the cavity is large, stronger, and more durable materials need to be used.
Are All White Fillings Created Equal?
Until recently, most of the white plastic fillings in use in dentistry contained a compound known as Bisphenol A or BPA. This compound is found in many products made of plastic and mimics estrogen, which can cause health issues.
The first evidence of the estrogenicity of Bisphenol A came from experiments conducted in the 1930s on rats, but the negative effects were not reported until 1997. Since then, BPA’s endocrine-disrupting properties have been studied in depth. Studies with rats have confirmed that composite fillings containing BPA are estrogenic.
The Perfect Match
At the Center for Holistic Dentistry, we use a composite filling material called Voco Admira Fusion which consistently ranks as one of the most biocompatible filling materials amongst holistic dentists. It is a material that never contained Bisphenol A. It is highly esthetic and looks just like the enamel in your teeth. It is a great material to repair small areas in your teeth.
Our cosmetic fillings are highly durable and resistant to stress when placed in your mouth. Tooth-colored fillings blend with surrounding teeth and enhance a bright, youthful appearance. No one will even notice they’re there – including you!
Learn More About Tooth-Colored Fillings in Yorktown Heights, NY
To experience our exceptional dental care, schedule your New Patient Exam by calling 914-245-4041 or by clicking here. Your appointment includes a comprehensive review of your health history and concerns; an evaluation of your teeth, bite, gums, and airway passage; low-radiation digital x-rays; and a discussion of your options with a personalized treatment plan. We look forward to meeting you!
As the premier holistic dental practice in Yorktown Heights, N.Y. and the Hudson Valley Region., our dentist and team at The Center For Holistic Dentistry also provide 5-star dental care to patients from White Plains, Cortlandt Manor, Katonah, Mount Kisco, Briarcliff Manor & Westchester County, N.Y., and the surrounding areas.