When is a Filling Necessary?

General & Cosmetic Dentist serving Hoboken, Jersey City & Hudson County areas of New Jersey


A dental filling becomes necessary when tooth decay causes a cavity. Tooth decay occurs when plaque and tartar are left on teeth long enough to allow the acids present to eat through tooth enamel. Once a cavity has been created by tooth decay, dental fillings are necessary to restore strength to the tooth and prevent future issues such as tooth infection or tooth loss.

Dr. Frank is pleased to offer porcelain fillings and dental restorations for his Hoboken-area patients. Porcelain fillings, also known as white or tooth colored fillings, are vastly superior to the metal amalgam fillings which have long been the standard in general dentistry.

Porcelain fillings are much more aesthetically pleasing than their metal alternatives. They are also stronger, more reliable, and perhaps even safer. The placement of porcelain fillings preserves more of your natural tooth structure. In addition, porcelain fillings do not expand or contract with temperature fluctuations the way metal fillings do. For all these reasons, porcelain fillings provide you with the best possible results when repairing a cavity.

If you have a cavity that needs to be filled, please contact The Practice at Maxwell Place today to schedule an appointment. Dr. Frank DePaola serves patients in Hoboken and Jersey City, New Jersey.