Replacing Old Amalgam Fillings with Tooth-Colored Fillings

Hoboken Dentist serving Jersey City & Hudson County, New Jersey

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Hoboken dental patients who require fillings will receive ceramic or composite dental fillings by Dr. Frank DePaola and his team at The Practice at Maxwell Place. Not only are these dental fillings more aesthetically pleasing since they can be matched to the natural color of your teeth, but they are much safer than traditional metal fillings.

You can avoid serious dental issues by choosing tooth-colored fillings for your dental needs with our general dentistry team in Hoboken, New Jersey. Please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place or call 877-792-7979 to schedule an appointment today.

Why Replace Metal Fillings?

Metal fillings have a mercury component in them, which has allowed generations of dentists to fill cavities in their patients’ teeth. However, the metal fillings do not bond to teeth and are susceptible to temperature fluctuations, which can weaken the structure of the tooth through expansion and contraction. This can eventually cause the tooth to crack or break, leading to possible removal and replacement of your natural tooth with a ceramic crown. Metal fillings also eventually cause deep, dark discoloration of your teeth.

Tooth-colored fillings are made of ceramic or composite materials. This allows Hoboken dentist Dr. Frank to bond the tooth with the filling, which strengthens the structure. Dr. Frank tales a conservative approach when replacing your amalgam fillings to preserve as much of your natural tooth as possible. If there are signs of tooth decay, Dr. Frank will remove these before restoring your tooth with a composite or ceramic filling. Future decay within the tooth is eliminated due to the bonding process.

To replace old amalgam fillings, Dr. Frank used the Isolite system. This state-of-the-art system lets Dr. Frank remove the old filling in a very safe environment. The completed bond of resin composite material to the tooth is stronger and the seal is greater for long-term success of the filling.

It is important to us at The Practice at Maxwell Place that your long-term oral health is looked after in a caring, professional environment. By replacing old amalgam fillings with tooth-colored fillings in his Hoboken area practice, Dr. Frank can help to reduce wear and tear on your teeth, as well as eliminate decay beneath your metal fillings.

If you have old amalgam fillings and need them replaced by tooth-colored fillings, please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place using the form at the right side of the page or call (877) 792-7979 today. Dr. Frank serves patients in the Hoboken, Jersey City, and Hudson County, New Jersey area.