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I have gray, black, silver (mercury) or dark and unsightly dental fillings in my teeth

Some options for improving your smile could include:

Composite Fillings
Staten Island dental veneers and Lumineers at AK Dental Arts to improve your smile when you have gray, black, silver (mercury) or dark dental fillings.

Composite fillings are made from resins that are matched to your tooth’s color – so they become invisible when applied. Composite dental fillings also provide an excellent seal on the affected area, so that tooth decay can be prevented.
Read more about composite fillings…

Bonding

Bonding is a quick and easy way to repair minor faults in a tooth – whether from discoloration, cracking, or chipping.
Read more about dental bonding…

Veneers

Veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline and damage due to an injury or as a result of a root-canal procedure. They are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. They can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth, including repairing small chips or cracks, filling unsightly spaces, making teeth even and uniform, and covering severe dullness or discoloration.
Read more about porcelain veneers…

Lumineers

Stronger and thinner than other veneers, Lumineers can fix gapped teeth, teeth that slope inward, and teeth that are too small.
Read more about Lumineers…

Porcelain Crowns

A dental crown can restore a tooth to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance, maintaining the shape of your face and a normal bite and jaw movement. Crowns are used to restore a tooth when there isn’t enough of the tooth remaining to provide support for large dental fillings, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth or cover badly shaped or discolored teeth. Porcelain crowns can match the color of your own teeth, for a natural look with no metal showing at the gumline.
Read more about dental crowns…

Schedule a free consultation with the dentists at AK Dental Arts and find out your best options for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Make an appointment online or call us today at 718-448-3366.

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Answers to Your Dental Questions

My teeth have surface pitting or defects

Some options for improving your smile could include:

Composite Fillings
Staten Island dental veneers and Lumineers at AK Dental Arts.

Composite fillings are made from resins that are matched to your tooth’s color – so they become invisible when applied. Composite fillings also provide an excellent seal on the affected area, so that tooth decay can be prevented.
Read more about composite fillings…

Cosmetic Reshaping and Teeth Polishing

When teeth have minor staining or surface pitting, this simple procedure can restore the beauty of your teeth without anesthesia.
Read more about cosmetic reshaping and polishing…

Bonding

Bonding is a quick and easy way to repair minor faults in a tooth – whether from discoloration, cracking, or chipping.
Read more about dental bonding…

Veneers

Veneers can mask undesirable defects, such as teeth stained by tetracycline and damage due to an injury or as a result of a root-canal procedure. They are ideal for masking discolored fillings in front teeth. They can be the ideal choice for improving the appearance of the front teeth, including repairing small chips or cracks, filling unsightly spaces, making teeth even and uniform, and covering severe dullness or discoloration.
Read more about porcelain veneers…

Lumineers

Stronger and thinner than other veneers, Lumineers can fix gapped teeth, teeth that slope inward, and teeth that are too small.
Read more about Lumineers…

Crowns

A dental crown can restore a tooth to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance, maintaining the shape of your face and a normal bite and jaw movement. Crowns are used to restore a tooth when there isn’t enough of the tooth remaining to provide support for a large filling, attach a bridge, protect weak teeth from fracturing, restore fractured teeth or cover badly shaped or discolored teeth.
Read more about dental crowns…

Schedule a free consultation with the dentists at AK Dental Arts and find out your best options for a healthy, beautiful smile.
Make an appointment online or call us today at 718-448-3366.

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The truth about tooth-colored dental fillings

tooth colored fillings can create problems - using amalgam fillings in sensitive patients

Over the years, there have been many changes in dental materials. Perhaps the greatest changes have occurred with composites (white filling material), porcelains, and porcelain-like materials. The truth regarding all available dental materials is that each has a place. There is no perfect filling material for all situations. Different situations require different materials. And, from my experience, some of the newer material may not be the best choice. In fact, for some patients, it may be a disaster.