Dental Fillings in Lockport NY
When tooth decay leads to a hole, or cavity, in your enamel, you will need a dental filling to treat it. If cavities get big enough, they can let in harmful bacteria, leading to an infection, and the need for root canal. At the office of Dennis Block, we make cavity treatment a high priority.
You should come in for a dental exam every six months. A physical examination of your teeth along with a visual inspection and x-rays will determine the presence of any cavities, even tiny ones. Our dental fillings in Lockport NY
are either amalgam, made out of metal; or composite. Which is best? Neither is superior over the other, but rather the decision is made based on the location of the tooth and your personal preferences. Amalgam is an exceptionally strong material, affording you the quality you need for those teeth that are most frequently used for chewing, which are the ones in the back. On the other hand, amalgam stands out in contrast against the color of your teeth. Fortunately, this in not a problem with back teeth, since they don't show when you smile or speak. Amalgam is also subject to expansion and contraction, and therefore increases the chances of tooth fractures. Composite is the other material we use for our dental fillings in Lockport NY
. It is a great match for your tooth color, and also bonds better to your teeth than does amalgam. Because of this, you can look forward to less drilling, and keeping more of your natural tooth material in the process. Amalgam fillings tend to last longer than composite ones do, by the way.
The bottom line is that if you experience a toothache, you should contact us right away. And be sure to come in for a dental exam twice per year. If you need our dental fillings in Lockport NY
, the more quickly you act, the better.
67-13 Fresh Pond Rd,
Ridgewood, NY 11385
By Patient Friendly Dental
September 18, 2017