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White Fillings in Clifton, NJ

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Fillings are one of the most common types of dental procedures performed today. They have actually been use for over 100 years in various forms and helped millions of people to keep their teeth strong and healthy. While the general concept of fillings has been around a long time, the specifics have changed quite a bit. Today many dentists are using white fillings in Clifton, NJ to get improved protection as well as better looking results.

White fillings are made of a composite resin that is applied directly to a weak or decayed area of the tooth. The fillings are most commonly used on molars, but they can be used on any tooth. When done properly, fillings can last for many years without any problems. In most cases, people don’t even notice that they are there, but they will certainly appreciate the great layer of protection that they provide. 

Why White Fillings?

While white fillings are common in Clifton and other places, many people still use fillings that are made of silver amalgam. This is a material that has been used for fillings for generations with excellent results. For many, this raises the question of why change to white fillings? The fact is, there are some very significant benefits that you’ll enjoy by getting this more modern option. If you’re considering the switch to white fillings or have any questions about dental care, consult with a trusted dentist in Clifton for personalized guidance.

The first benefit is that the coloring of the composite resin much more closely matches that of your natural teeth. Unless someone gets right up next to the filling and really looks, they won’t even be able to tell it is there. With the silver material, however, it is easy to see it even from several feet away.

Another benefit is that the white fillings are commonly thought to be safer. This is because silver fillings actually contain mercury, which is a very toxic metal. While further study is certainly needed, many dentists don’t like using this material because it can create mercury vapor when chewing. This vapor can be toxic, even in small amounts. Not all dentists agree on this fact, but it seems like it is not worth the risk, especially since there are no significant benefits to the silver material.

Composite materials also don’t corrode or leak, which the silver fillings can do over time. In some cases the corrosion won’t be noticeable, so decay can begin under the filling. This can be harder to diagnose, and may lead to more damage. Since the white fillings don’t have this issue, your teeth are likely going to be protected better, and for longer. 

Are White Fillings Right for You?

Every patient is different, so you will need to take a moment to look at the differences between white fillings and silver fillings and see which one is right for you. The major downside to white fillings is that they are more expensive than silver ones. If your insurance company doesn’t pay for the higher price, or you don’t have dental insurance, that may be important. If you would still like to have the white fillings, make sure you talk with us as we may be able to work out a payment arrangement that fits your budget. We offer flexible payments and dental loans through CareCredit so everyone can get the dental care they need, including root canal treatment if necessary.

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Frequently questions

White fillings offer several advantages over silver amalgam fillings, including their natural appearance, ability to bond directly to the tooth, preservation of more natural tooth structure, and reduced sensitivity to temperature changes.

The lifespan of white fillings can vary depending on factors such as the size and location of the filling, oral hygiene habits, and biting forces. On average, white fillings can last between 5 to 10 years or longer with proper care and maintenance.

White fillings tend to be slightly more expensive than silver amalgam fillings due to the materials used and the additional time required for placement. However, many patients consider the aesthetic benefits of white fillings worth the investment.


What our clients say

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20:57 06 Jan 24
The Doctor and staff are excellent! You couldn’t ask for a better team. I’ve had a lot of issues with dentists over the recent years because I require my gums to be numb for any kind of work done to my teeth and most dentists didn’t want to or said I didn’t need it and then got mad when they couldn’t work on me. Searched and found Dr. Doktorman had some good reviews and I gave him a try. Now my go to dentist here on out. Staff is just as great as well. All are friendly, funny at times, and on point.
Michele FeiertagMichele Feiertag
21:11 03 Aug 23
I have been going to Dr. Dokroman for years and can’t even imagine going to any other dentist now. This dentist and his staff are ‘top notch!’ They are all friendly, super accommodating and do wonderful work! I highly recommend them to anyone looking for the best dental services!
Robert RRobert R
02:46 11 Oct 22
As someone who dreads going to the dentist I can honestly say requiring an urgent appointment due to an abscess/infection days prior to an upcoming trip had all the makings for worst experience ever.Dr. Doktorman & Olga were able to accommodate. Comforting, warm, completely painless and amazing experience. I 100% will be returning ????
Bridgette HeraldBridgette Herald
16:41 14 Feb 20
Does great work! Very nice dentist and staff. You can tell he really cares a lot. Highly recommend.
Lauren DePhillipsLauren DePhillips
20:55 21 Nov 19
Dr. Doktorman is friendly and patient. I never have to wait long for an appointment.However, I’ve had this experience on different two different occasions. The doctor injects novacaine before working on a cavity. He has me wait but by the time he comes back and starts drilling it feels like the Novocaine has worn off. He gives me more when I’m in pain. But still I’m trying to have the minimal amount of pain when I go to the dentist and want to be as numb as possible for the whole procedure. This is one reason that I wound up switching to a different doctor.
Olen ThaddeusOlen Thaddeus
13:22 14 Aug 17
I am looking forward to my next visit to my oral surgeon in Clifton. That is when I am receiving my dental implants. I found him to be very pleasant to deal with and do not mind going to the dentist at all now. After my next visit I will have a full set of perfect teeth, which I have not had for a long time.
Andre LaurenceAndre Laurence
20:25 09 Aug 17
When we were searching for a new family dentistry in Clifton, Dr. Edward Doktorman was highly recommended to us by a couple of people. My wife and my son went to see him first for a checkup and then it was my turn. I required two dental implants that were done without any discomfort. His chair side manner is very comforting. I was a bigger coward than my wife and son but I actually enjoy my visits now.

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