Rego Park Dentist

Office Hours

Monday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday:9:00am - 8:00pm
Thursday: 9:00am - 8:00pm
Friday:Closed
Saturday: 9:00am - 3:00pm
Sunday: 10:00am - 1:00pm
(last Sunday of the month)

 

Contact Information

63-58 Wetherole Street
Rego Park, NY 11374
(718) 459-4700

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Composite Fillings

Composite fillings are a mixture of glass or quartz filler in a resin medium that produces a tooth-colored filling. They are sometimes referred to as composites or filled resins. Composite fillings provide good durability and resistance to fracture in small-to-mid size restorations that need to withstand moderate chewing pressure. Less tooth structure is removed when the dentist prepares the tooth, and this may result in a smaller filling than that of an amalgam. Composites can also be "bonded" or adhesively held in a cavity, often allowing the dentist to make a more conservative repair to the tooth.

The cost is moderate and depends on the size of the filling and the technique used by the dentist to place it in the prepared tooth. It generally takes longer to place a composite filling than what is required for an amalgam filling. Composite fillings require a cavity that can be kept clean and dry during filling and they are subject to stain and discoloration over time.

Composite Fillings near Forest Hills

Metal Free Fillings (Resin Composite) and Crowns

Have you read the American Dental Association report about damaging effect of an old, mercury (silver) amalgam filling for your body? In fact, it is a standard of care for most countries in Europe not to use amalgam or mercury containing fillings. Dr. Mozner supports, believes and promotes HOLISTIC (metal free and biologically acceptable) approach when it comes to fillings and crowns.

We use a natural looking, cosmetic resin for most fillings. This strong material is easy to apply and difficult to detect. This procedure offers a relatively simple and inexpensive cosmetic solution. When the size of a cavity is too large for this material, we are then able to use ceramic, tooth colored crowns or onlays.