The structural harm done by cavities will leave teeth in need of permanent support. With the right protection, your tooth can maintain its natural look, remain safe from new harm or infections, and provide valuable bite support.
Our practice provides dental fillings that are made with a composite resin substance that adheres to your tooth structure and also matches its appearance. Dr. Leibowitz will take care to remove infected tissue and treat the area before providing this conservative dental restoration. The process takes less time to complete than you may expect, as you can have your tooth fully restored in as little as one visit!
Dental fillings made from composite resin can match the appearance of your healthy enamel. They do this while providing lasting stability and bonding to the surrounding structure to create a strong, safe restoration. By using this substance instead of metal, we can provide long-term support for your tooth while also making sure you remain happy with your smile!
Your tooth will be numbed with a local anesthetic before Dr. Leibowitz removes the decayed area. After this removal, and after treatment of the area to encourage better bonding, he will apply the resin material to the affected area. It is applied in liquid form before being hardened with a special light. Final touches will ensure that it blends in and provides a natural look, making the repair difficult to notice.
Unlike dental crowns, which require multiple appointments to be made and placed, this is a service we can complete in just one visit! Remember that regular dental exams improve your chances of having cavities caught and treated in time for this more conservative form of care.
Through the treatment of your tooth with a lifelike composite resin filling, Dr. Leibowitz can protect the structure, preserve your smile, and help you maintain the ability to bite and chew without difficulty. If you would like to find out more, call the office of Dr. Jeffrey Leibowitz in Astoria, NY at 718-728-8320.