Restorative Dentistry in Manhattan
Need a cavity filled, but don't want a mouthful of metallic glint? Dr. Linhart uses a composite resin, a natural-looking, tooth-colored alternative to unsightly silver fillings. Silver amalgam fillings are outdated and hinder the beautiful restoration of your smile.
Composite resin is a tough, plastic material that is simple to apply and virtually impossible to detect. Dr. Linhart tints the putty-like resin to precisely match the patient's natural tooth color. The color-matched resin is then packed into the tooth cavity and exposed to a special light that causes it to harden rapidly. The end result - a filling so natural looking that only you and Dr. Linhart will know it's there (and he promises to keep his mouth shut!).
Dr. G.V. Black, known to many as the father of modern dentistry, perfected the use of amalgam fillings in the late 19th century. Amalgam is a mixture of mercury with other metal alloys that is place in the tooth where decay has been removed. However today, with advances in dental technology, plastic composite resins are now available that serve the same purpose, but match the color of the teeth.
G.V. Black would be proud that dentists are now able to provide reliable cavity fillings without compromising a patient's aesthetics.
Dr. Linhart has placed thousands of composite, tooth colored fillings. Whether restoring new cavities, or replacing old amalgam fillings, Dr. Linhart assures you that your teeth will look like new.