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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Did not feel any pain while he gave me the needles, unbelievable! Friendliest staff!
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I went to Family Dental of Fishkill for the first time 2 weeks ago. I used the same dentist for over 30 years so I had a little apprehension to say the least! My dentist retired and I now live too […]
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I was very pleased with my experience at Family Dental Group. It was good to be treated with professionalism and care. Everyone was very nice, and it is nice to be treated well since you are the […]
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It never ceases to amaze me how much knowledge the staff has when it comes to the patients care. This is the most knowledgeable Dentist Group and staff that I have come across in my nearly 60 years […]
Edward D.
The care I received at Family Dental Group in Fishkill exceeded my expectations. I went in to have all my wisdom teeth removed and from the moment I stepped in for the initial consult, the […]
Jenny C.
Everything was really great!
Jaci M.
I live far away and was visiting relatives when I encountered a dental emergency. FDG gave me an immediate appointment and treated me like I had been their patient for decades. This was on a […]
David S.
We have always had excellent treatment from the entire staff. Dr. Stein and Dr. Friedman have been so great.
Andrea W.
Absolutely wonderful experience, every single time! Doctors, hygienists, receptionists, always smiling! Staff genuinely care about their patients and the kid friendly office is warm and relaxing! A+ […]
Melissa G.
I needed work done due to a chipped crown. The assistant and the dentist were both very professional, courteous, friendly, and informed me of everything they were doing. They were also helpful with […]
Carol R.
Easily the friendliest and most professional dental experience I’ve ever had. Starting with phone scheduling with Debbie and welcome greeting with Linda. Dan put me at ease while cleaning my […]
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My experience with Family Dental Group and Dr. Lucchese has been amazing! He truly has been understanding & has done incredible work with me. *My true SMILE has returned because of his wonderful […]
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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 […]
Karen I.
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. […]
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The service was great and my tooth feels fine. No pain dentistry is always best!
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Lesha always does a thorough job without too much discomfort. A Pro.
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