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.

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My daughter is only 3 but had some cavities. Dr Brown made her so comfortable while he filled them. He didn’t want to scare her or make her freak out. He spoke calmly and patiently with her and […]
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Hope and Renee are 2 of the best hygienists that I have ever had work on my teeth. They take the time to do a GREAT job.
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I loved the service and treatment that I received a the facility/clinic of the Family Dental Group located in Fishkill.
Michael G.
I was scheduled for an 11:15 appointment for a cleaning with Ellen. There was no wait time at all. She answered any questions I had and did an excellent job. She has a great personalty and really […]
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Dr Hinkle sees all three of my daughters and he is amazing! He is so good with them and does a great job! Would recommend him to anyone! My 6 year old had a lot of work done by someone else and was […]
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Great experience:). Friendly staff; hygentist and dentist were so nice!
Cynthia M.
Great work
Kevin W.
Appointment was on time. Best novacaine stick I’ve ever had. Friendly staff.
Catherine S.
I absolutely love this dental group Dr. Mila, the pediatric dentist and her assistants alway make sure my boys are comfortable and pay special attention to them during their visits. I was always […]
Shanda M.
Dr. Saintil and her assistant were excellent. So glad we chose to go here.
Aubrey S.
Excellent hygienist and dentist. Friendly, knowledgeable and gentle.
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I’ve been here on multiple occasions in a short period of time and have always had a pleasant experience. Every staff member I’ve crossed paths with has been kind, professional, and efficient. I […]
ERICA V.
I wish I could give 1000 stars because there’s nothing but stars in the office. Very Happy with the service best practice I’ve been to in 60 years. Great Job! Best Regards The Fernandez Brothers […]
Julio F.
Dr. Leo checked my x-rays and showed me that I needed a cavity filled and the crown replaced. She expertly and painlessly took care of everything while making me feel comfortable and special. […]
Dietmar H.
I’m sitting here for the 2nd time this month, my son is getting some cavities filled and Dr. Mila is singing and he is giggling hysterically, trying not to move! I’m so happy we came here and so […]
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Everything was great
Constance D.
I have enjoyed my visit very much. The staff are very well educated and explain the procedures before doing them. The staff are very friendly and attended to my every need. The environment is very […]
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