If you have a tooth that is decayed or damaged, Drs. Khaled Eldin and Mouner Amer can restore its natural function in just one office visit. Dental fillings at our Old Bridge, NJ, practice are used to fill the tooth after cavity treatment. At New Jersey Dental Centers, we offer both silver amalgam as well as tooth-colored fillings for durable, effective results. As an added benefit, most dental insurance plans offer partial or complete dental filling coverage, and we can file your insurance claim for you. We also provide in-office payment options and CareCredit® to help make treatment more affordable.
Dental fillings are a common restorative procedure that we perform to restore teeth that have suffered from mild to moderate cases of decay. You may need a dental filling if you have:
The best way to determine if you need a dental filling is to schedule an exam with one of our trusted doctors so they can determine if there is any decay or damage that requires cavity treatment. For more extensive damage, you may require a dental crown or an inlay or onlay.
Traditionally, amalgam fillings have been used to fill dental cavities; however, many patients choose composite resin fillings because they are tooth-colored and blend more seamlessly with the existing tooth. In fact, the same material is used to provide dental bonding. Amalgam fillings, also known as silver fillings, are made with multiple metals, such as silver, copper, tin, zinc, and mercury. Composite resin is an extremely strong compound made of glass and plastic materials. Both amalgam and tooth-colored fillings come in soft forms, and once they are placed, the materials can provide a strong surface. In choosing the right option for you, you may want to consider the pros and cons of each:
Once it has been determined that you have a cavity, the doctor can fill it immediately or our staff can schedule an additional appointment. The dental filling procedure consists of five simple steps:
Most dental insurance plans offer partial or complete dental filling coverage, and we can file your insurance claim for you.
You can eat immediately if you have received a composite filling. If you have had an amalgam filling, you should wait at least 24 hours to eat.
If you are experiencing any level of dental sensitivity or tooth pain, you may require a dental filling in order to restore dental function and alleviate discomfort. Call our office at (732) 679-6666 or contact our office online to schedule your dental exam.