Staying educated and on the cutting edge of dental technology, Abraham Esses, DDS, at our Flatlands dental office, now offers tooth colored, composite dental fillings. Stronger and more durable, they were created as an alternative to traditional metal dental fillings. Composite dental fillings give you a very natural looking smile and many dental insurance plans cover them. Dr. Esses precisely applies composite resin fillings in thin layers and slowly builds them up to form your entire filling. After each layer is applied, you will be put under a bright dental light that will harden each layer until the filling is complete. These composite fillings require less of the healthy part of your tooth to be removed to hold the filling in place because the materials used at our Flatlands dental office bond so well to your teeth. In order to make sure that your bite remains correct, a special articulating paper will be used before the final polishing to fine-tune the height of your dental filling.
When so many cosmetic procedures these days are leaning toward a more natural look, we want you to expect the same when it comes to your dental fillings at our Flatlands dental office. Composite dental fillings are made of ceramic and plastic compounds and look remarkably like your natural teeth. Mostly used on the front teeth where you really want the look to be more natural, composite dental fillings can also be used on some back teeth, depending on location and the extent of any tooth decay.
These tooth-colored composite dental fillings are preferred for the obvious cosmetic reasons, but if the decayed area is too large, or is subjected to heavy chewing pressure, we may have to recommend a different type of material or restoration. Whatever the recommendation is, however, we keep current with advances in modern dental materials, techniques and breakthroughs and are dedicated to providing you with the most pleasing, natural looking smile available. Dr. Esses is a recognized expert in his field and has been making smiles brighter for many years.