Fillings Specialist

Dental Studio of Jersey City -  - General Dentistry

Dental Studio of Jersey City

General Dentistry & Cosmetic Dentistry located in Jersey City, NJ

Fillings can effectively and affordably protect your dental health and discreetly blend in with your natural teeth. Christine Chung, DMD, and Judith E. Roman, DMD, are knowledgeable dentists offering different types of quality fillings and personalized dental services at Dental Studio of Jersey City in Jersey City, New Jersey. The right filling can enhance the functioning and aesthetics of your smile. Schedule online or call Dental Studio of Jersey City today.

Fillings Q & A

What are fillings?

Fillings are designed to fill a hole in your tooth, usually after your dentist has removed tooth decay. Fillings can effectively support your tooth structure, restore your tooth, and prevent tooth decay.

Dental Studio of Jersey City provides different types of quality fillings. Your dentist can help you decide what’s best for you.

What are the different types of fillings?

Different types of fillings are available, such as:

  • Tooth-colored (composite)
  • Glass ionomer
  • Ceramics
  • Porcelain
  • Cast-gold
  • Silver

Fillings are an excellent choice for smaller restorations. In some cases, for example to treat a larger cavity area, a crown or other prosthesis might be the best option.

Inlays and onlays

Indirect fillings (onlays and inlays) are similar to tooth-colored fillings. Inlays and onlays are a type of partial coverage filling or restoration. They can repair and restore teeth with larger areas of decay and wear, but not enough to warrant a dental crown.

An inlay fits in the grooves within the cusps of your tooth. An onlay is larger and also fits inside your tooth. An onlay wraps over the cusps of your tooth and covers more of the chewing surface of your tooth.

Inlays and onlays are produced in a dental lab and usually involve a few dental visits. Your dentist carefully bonds inlays or onlays to your tooth. Inlays or onlays are usually made from gold, tooth-colored porcelain, or special dental composite.

Why would I need a filling?

Your dentist might suggest a filling if you suffer from tooth decay or if you have cavities. Cavities can be successfully treated with fillings, inlays, or onlays. 

Fillings can repair teeth worn down over time from misuse, such as nail biting or teeth grinding. Fillings can also fix broken, cracked, or weak teeth.

What’s involved with a filling?

Most fillings can be placed during one appointment.

When you get a filling at Dental Studio of Jersey City, your dentist first administers an anesthetic and carefully uses special dental tools to remove any decayed tooth material. Your dentist applies a mild acid to help the tooth-colored white material properly bond to your tooth. Your dentist typically uses a special dental light and applies the filling material onto your tooth in layers. The dental light hardens each layer before your dentist applies the next layer.

To ensure your new filling successfully matches your bite, your dentist makes minor adjustments throughout the procedure. 

Fillings are a lasting and effective preventive care method and a cosmetic solution to treat minor dental concerns. 

To inquire about fillings, visit Dental Studio of Jersey City and book online or over the phone.


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