Composite Fillings, the Discreet Fix to Tooth Decay

Years ago, the only option available for filling a cavity caused by tooth decay was a
metal amalgam filling. These fillings, while common, were aesthetically lacking and
often could cause long-term damage to the teeth they filled.

Metal fillings were silver in appearance and the material used was not very flexible
or forgiving. The rigidity of metal fillings can often lead to additional damage to your
teeth by causing them to break or crack over time as the metal filling fails to shift
with the natural movement and changes to your teeth and even the environment.

Metal fillings can also cause your teeth to become sensitive to hot and cold
temperatures over time or even cause your teeth to become discolored. It is not
uncommon for metal fillings to cause your teeth to gray after years of placement.

The good news is that metal amalgam fillings are a thing of the past. The Family
Dental Group now specializes in composite, tooth-colored fillings instead of metal
alternatives.

Composite fillings are an improvement over metal fillings in that the resin they are
made of closely resembles the strength and function of your natural tooth. And
because they can be made to match the color of your teeth, composite fillings are
hardly noticeable.

Finally, composite fillings are immediately ready for normal use. You don’t have
to wait for them to “set” for hours or even days like metal fillings require. Your
dentist cures composite fillings with heat, instantly. You can begin to eat and drink
immediately following your appointment, or at least after the anesthesia from your
procedure wears off.

Don’t let old metal fillings make you feel self-conscious or cause further damage to
your smile. Contact The Family Dental Group today to learn why we’ve switched to
composite, tooth-colored fillings.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
I have never had any teeth pulled till yesterday. They did a great job. Pain free.
Mary B.
Nicole is my hygienist.. Not only is she knowledgeable in her field, but she is compassionate, humorous and professional.
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I have been going to Lasha for years now to have my teeth cleaned. Love her!!!!
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I was so nervous, but the staff and the doctors made me feel comfortable . The doctor was gentle . Thank you for making my experience a good one . I […]
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Staff is so friendly and professional. Michelle the dental hygenist is the best I ever had. Thank you for being so kind and patient. Especially […]
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My experience was very professional.
Tai F.
Dr Ayuko was very professional.
Susan C.
This is a warm and friendly team of professional dental workers. I'm so glad I was encouraged to try them when I moved to NY from NJ.
Sally A.
Lesha is always professional informative and most of all does a fantastic job!
Anonymous
great job
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Everyone was very courteous and professional.
Anonymous
Staff is wonderful! Friendly and helpful.
Anonymous
Did not feel much pain post surgery. Surgery was quick and painless
Danielle S.
promised it would be easy to get denture repaired ... and they were right ... nice to have teeth stay in and easier to eat!
Margaret A.
Staff were quite accommodating and friendly. Facility much larger than expected and quite spacious and clean. Dentist was experienced and […]
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Anonymous
Very good experience at this office. The staff was very friendly. There was a woman who may have been in charge who was very helpful too.
Jerry M.
Ellen is awesome
Anonymous
My daughter had to have two teeth removed by the request of her orthodontist to correct her bite. They made her feel completely at ease and […]
Mackenzie B.
All are committed to making the experience as painless and pleasant as possible -- from X-rays to cleaning to filling cavities.
Anonymous
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Douglas D.
Highly recommend, they are great especially with children !
Katherine C.
All 3 of my kids go here and they love it. Dentists are very professional and informative.
Xavier M.
Dr. Stein and the staff are great. I get very nervous at the dentist and they are very patient with me.
Diane T.
Okay people nice
Maurice M.
Excellent!!!
Ana P.
One of the best pediatric dentistry I have experienced. My three year old was happy leaving and I would recommend to any mother that wants their […]
Mea O.
My four year old son experience was awesome, the Dr. was great.
Bryce J.
Great Experience! Kids love to go to see Dr. Hinkle!
Aiden M.
Dan was very friendly and a professional. He made me feel very comfortable and did a good job! Thank you!
Iris M.
I always have a wonderful experience at the Family Dental Group in Fishkill. I don't really like going to the dentist and experience some anxiety and […]
Juliana F.
Very efficient & comfortable.
Anonymous
Great best dentist office I've ever went to. Thank you for your service.
Tami R.
Michelle my hygienist was wonderful. I have worked in the dental field for years and appreciated the time she took to explain things to me as wel as […]
Andrea G.
The staff is always very friendly, professional and prompt.
Anonymous
Great staff.
Craig H.
always a pleasure
America P.
Excellent service, no complaints.
Anonymous
Always a pleasure! Great group of professionals!
Julia T.
Great staff - helpful and courteous
Emani W.
We have always had excellent treatment from the entire staff. Dr. Stein and Dr. Friedman have been so great.
Andrea W.
Everyone from the front desk to the assistant and doctor very pleasant.
Anonymous
I was a bit apprehensive before the first appointment, as I had been with my previous dentist for many years prior to relocating to New York. All […]
Linda R.
Dr. Bryan is amazing! I love how the office has changed (for the better) and the staff is always so kind and patient!
Joseph M.
I have been going here about 2 years and have no complaints. The staff up front are very nice as are the dental staff. They take good care of my […]
Paul C.
Took me on time did a nice cleaning with no discomfort had a dentist review the ex rays and expressed his concerns and need to monitor for any […]
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I love the Family Dental Group! Thank you to all of the dentists and dental assistants for all that you do! I wouldn't ever consider going to another […]
Patti B.
I am always treated very well by the staff and dentists in the Brewster office.
Sheridah C.
I was treated so professionally and had no wait time!
Anonymous
Doctor O was very nice I was nervous at first, but he was very informative, and patient.
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