Because the safety of our young patients is our #1 concern at Park Smiles NYC Pediatrics, we use BPA-free white (composite) fillings. Not only are white fillings safe for children, but they match the natural tooth color and are indistinguishable from other teeth, ensuring that the aesthetic appearance of your child’s smile remains unchanged.
What are White Fillings?
Unlike traditional amalgam fillings that are made of a metal mixture containing 50% mercury, white dental fillings are comprised of a ceramic and plastic compound, known as composite resin.
Applied in layers, the composite resin is dried with a special light that ensures proper drying and hardening of the different layers. Because resins mimic the appearance of natural teeth, these fillings blend right in. They also bond well to enamel, which helps preserve the maximum amount of the tooth structure.
Additional Benefits of White Fillings
- Durability and Strength. White fillings have been around since 1960. Over the years, technology has greatly enhanced their overall durability. Properly cared-for white fillings on front teeth can last a lifetime. On back teeth, they normally last between seven to ten years.
- Cost effective: Although typically more expensive than metal fillings, white fillings are more cost effective in the long run due to their durability and longevity.
- Natural: White fillings are ideal for repairing stained, chipped or irregular teeth. Being that they are so inconspicuous, many parents choose white fillings to keep their child’s smile as natural and bright as can be.
Our pediatric specialists are available to answer any questions you may have about white fillings – or any other procedure.
For the best of the best in Comprehensive Pediatric Dental Care in New York City, call Park Smiles NYC Pediatrics today at 212-988-6727. We look forward to serving you with an unsurpassed commitment to comfort, compassion and empathetic care!