If you want to make sure that your teeth stay healthy and cavity-free, you should visit us at Amsterdam West Side Dental Associates. Our top-notch dentists, including Dr. Joel Bryk, will be able to provide you with excellent dental care, including dental checkups and treatment for Morningside Heights dental decay.
Our dentist offers two different types of fillings when treating your Morningside Heights dental decay. If you have a cavity on a flat chewing surface of a back molar, our dentist will most likely recommend that you get a silver amalgam filling. Silver amalgam fillings are much stronger than tooth-colored composite fillings, however, they are not aesthetically pleasing. But, patients do appreciate the fact that silver amalgam fillings are very strong and so will last the longest in your mouth. If you have a tooth in the front of your mouth that has a cavity in it, our dentist will probably recommend that you get a tooth-colored composite filling. These fillings are extremely aesthetically pleasing as they cannot even be seen once they are installed. They are made to perfectly color-match your teeth. A tooth-colored filling is actually bonded to your tooth; less tooth enamel needs to be removed in order to get this type of filling. They also take longer for our dentist to install. For these reasons, getting a tooth-colored composite filling may be more costly. You may want to check with your dental insurance company before getting this type of filling. When our dentist makes a recommendation based on the type of filling material to be used, it generally depends on the size and location of the cavity. However, patients often have their own preferences as which way they want our dentist to provide them with treatment for dental decay.
If you have a pain in your tooth when you eat something sweet, you may have a dental cavity. If so, visit our dentist for excellent treatment for your Morningside Heights dental decay.