Dental fillings are used to treat teeth that are showing signs of decay or have been affected by trauma, wear or other damage. A dental filling will restore strength and beauty to the tooth and protect the tooth from future damage. Dr. Jacob Wallach is a general and family dentist located in Nyack, NY. We use a range of materials for dental fillings including metal free options to achieve natural looking, long lasting results.
Tooth-colored fillings, also known as “bonding”, are made of durable material that perfectly matches the color of your natural teeth. Bonding is a popular, minimally invasive method to enhance your smile. Bonding is used to repair cavities, fix cracks or gaps in teeth, or to cover up stains or discolored teeth. With the advancements in dental materials technology, bonding has become an affordable and attractive solution for many dental problems.
Partial Crowns (Inlays & Onlays)
When a tooth has extensive cavities or fractures, a porcelain inlay or onlay may be used to restore the tooth, providing incredible strength and unsurpassed color matching. Acting like puzzle pieces, porcelain “blocks” are designed to fit directly into the portion of the tooth that is damaged. The custom made porcelain tooth filling is permanently cemented, reinforcing the structure of the tooth and providing years of comfort and function. Inlays and onlays continue to be the restoration of choice as a minimally invasive technique to restore teeth that would have otherwise required a large dental filling or total crown.
Replacing Metal Dental Fillings
Modern advances in cosmetic dentistry mean that you no longer need to suffer from unsightly and uncomfortable silver/mercury fillings. Dr. Wallach can replace old, broken-down amalgam (metal) fillings with white fillings for a more comfortable and natural looking restoration.
Broken or Missing Dental Filling
If you have a missing or broken dental filling, it is important to contact our office as quickly as possible. Dr. Wallach provides emergency dental services for patients who need immediate treatment. Contact our office for further instruction.