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By Queens Professional Dental Care, PC
January 24, 2020
Category: Cosmetic Dentistry

Even the most diligent of teeth brushers and healthiest of eaters are likely to get a cavity in their lifetime. While oral hygiene is crucial for keeping your teeth healthy and attractive, decay can creep up due to damage, age, genetics or myriad other reasons.

Though having a cavity is never pleasant, at Queens Professional Dental Care in Jackson Heights, Dr. Hassan M. Alamzad offers tooth-colored fillings so your dental touch up is as inconspicuous as it is effective.

What is a filling?

A filling is a sealant for a cavity, used to prevent decay from spreading beyond the affected tooth. A filling ensures bacteria don't multiply and infiltrate your surrounding teeth and gums.

What is a filling made from?

At our Jackson Heights office, we offer tooth-colored fillings, made from composite. Composite fillings are a blend of plastic and glass and have the advantage of being easier to implement, requiring less drilling, and less conspicuous on your smile.

How is a filling placed?

Our Jackson Heights general dentist will remove the decayed portion of your tooth. The tooth will then be lightly abraded with an acidic solution so the filling can be cemented in place, making it secure and sturdy. Dr. Alamzad will make sure your filling is properly sized and fitted so you can bite and chew comfortably and there is no visible protrusion. You will be able to resume normal eating and drinking on the same day.

If you are in need of a filling, explore the options at our Jackson Heights office by calling 718-898-8080. Let our general dentist Dr. Hassan M. Alamzad help you decide if a tooth-colored filling is a good choice for you.