Category Archives: Dental Fillings

Flatlands Dentist

General Dentist in Flatlands

Deciding what filling material to use to treat dental decay is a choice that needs to be made by you and your dentist. Our Flatlands dentist, Abraham Esses, DDS, does his best to give you as much information as possible so you can make educated decisions and choices pertaining to your dental fillings. As the least expensive type of filling material, amalgam dental fillings are also long-lasting and durable, and much less likely to break than other types of fillings. Our Flatlands dentist also knows that some patients are concerned about the risks involved with the mercury content in amalgam dental fillings and realistically deals with those concerns.

11229 Dental Fillings

11229 Dental Fillings

The FDA has thoroughly reviewed the best and most current scientific evidence to determine whether the low levels of mercury vapor linked to dental amalgam fillings should be cause for concern. Based on all the evidence, the FDA has determined that amalgam dental fillings are safe for adults and children ages 6 and up. Our Flatlands dentist shares with our patients that the amount of mercury calculated in the bodies of people with amalgam dental fillings is well below any levels that are linked to harmful health effects. Clinical studies in adults, and children ages 6 and up, found no association with amalgam dental fillings and health problems.

Dental amalgam fillings are used by our Flatlands dentist to fill cavities caused by tooth decay. Being a mixture of metals, dental amalgam is made up of liquid mercury and a powdered alloy composed of copper, tin, and silver. Referred to as “silver fillings”, amalgam dental fillings have been used for more than 150 years in hundreds of millions of patients. Our dentist first drills the tooth to remove the decay before shaping the cavity of your tooth for proper placement of the amalgam filling. Our Flatlands dentist will next mix the powdered alloy with the liquid mercury to form an amalgam putty, staying within all the proper safety guidelines. This softened amalgam putty will then be placed inside the prepared cavity, which will harden into a solid filling.

Dental Amalgam Fillings Flatlands
2245 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-577-5700

Flatlands Dental Office

Flatlands Dental Office

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.

Dental Fillings Flatlands

Composite Dental Fillings Flatlands

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.

Dental Fillings Flatlands
2245 Ocean Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11229
718-577-5700