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Posts for: May, 2018

By Bruce R. Schechter, D.D.S.
May 08, 2018
Category: Dental Procedures

Learn more about why dental fillings are necessary and how they could benefit your smile.

Discovering you have a cavity is certainly no picnic; however, our Milford, CT, family dentist, Dr. Bruce Schechter, has just the right solution tooth colored fillingsfor improving the health and appearance of a tooth after a cavity. In fact, no one will even know that you have had dental work after we’ve treated your cavity. Find out how a composite dental filling could boost your oral health.

What is a composite dental filling?

A dental filling is used to fill a tooth after a cavity to restore its appearance as well as its strength and functionality. A composite filling refers to the type of material we use known as composite resin. Composite resin is designed to look similar to tooth enamel so that it blends in naturally with the surface of the tooth when it’s applied. This ensures that when you smile no one will even notice that you have a filling.

What are the benefits of getting a composite dental filling in Milford, CT?

The most obvious benefit to getting a composite dental filling is that you will restore a tooth that was once damaged by decay. Untreated tooth decay can wreak havoc on the health of a tooth, so making sure you visit your Milford dentist every six months for routine cleanings and exams will ensure that if there is decay present that it is caught and treated early.

Furthermore, a composite filling won’t just fill holes in your teeth to improve its strength and function, it will also improve its appearance. As you can imagine, having holes left over from where decay once was can be unsightly. By using a tooth-colored material that also can be matched to the shade of your tooth we can ensure that the filling blends right in with the rest of your tooth so you won’t even be able to tell.

Thirdly, composite fillings require a more conservative approach to prepping the tooth than if you were to get a metal filling. Metal fillings often require that we not only remove the cavity but also some of the healthy tooth enamel surrounding it as well in order to make room for the metal filling; however, since composite resin actually bonds directly to the surface of the tooth this means that we won’t have to remove healthy tooth enamel in order to accommodate the tooth-colored filling.

Do you have questions about getting a dental filling? Do you need to schedule your six-month checkup to make sure you are cavity-free in Milford, CT? If so, then don’t hesitate to call our office. We would be happy to work with your busy schedule to book your next appointment.

By Bruce R. Schechter, D.D.S.
May 03, 2018
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Family Dentist  

Dr. Bruce Schechter can be your family dentist in Milford, CT. What's so special about a family dentist? It's his concentration on providing family dentistoral health care for all your loved ones, no matter the age or need. In other words, find the best that preventive, restorative, and cosmetic dentistry has to offer all at one state-of-the-art dental office. Read more about what Dr. Schechter and his friendly team deliver for you.

The advantages of family dentistry

When you visit Dr. Schechter's office, you'll be greeted warmly and promptly. The staff knows your time is precious, and they make every effort to get you and your family into the treatment room as scheduled. When you receive your care, you'll notice that your Milford family dentist gets to know you well, and that his priority is your oral health and overall well-being, too, no matter what your stage of life.

A caring family dentist such as Dr. Schecter offers a wide range of services--from those important hygienic cleanings, X-rays, and exams to understand what's happening with your teeth and gums, to restorative care for when problems do happen. Whether your six-year-old needs plastic sealants to protect her molars from decay or your mother requires tooth replacement with dental implants or specialty dentures, Dr. Schechter provides everything, customizing treatment plans according to individual immediate needs and long-term goals.

And, regarding those long-term goals, your family dentist is fully trained to provide the most modern cosmetic dental services. More than just improving appearance, cosmetic dentistry helps your self-confidence, too. If you're a child with a chipped front tooth, Dr. Schechter can repair it seamlessly with composite resin bonding that's quick, economical, and easy. If you're a professional adult who wants a brighter, more youthful smile, explore porcelain veneers or fully-supervised teeth whitening.

Some other things to consider

When you have a family, you want one go-to person for your oral health needs. Your Milford family dentist is that go-to person. He provides accurate, compassionate and fast emergency care for that child with a knocked out tooth or that adult with a lost crown or throbbing toothache. Dr. Schechter and his team are available for same-day appointments as the situation warrants, and no question or concern is considered too small or trivial.

Worried about your teen's troublesome wisdom teeth? Dr. Schechter can care for them as well. You won't have to seek the services of an unfamiliar dentist on the other side of town.

Just one dentist

The best dentist for you is one who loves serving families. That's Dr. Schechter. To start your long-term partnership with this outstanding family dentist, call his office team in Milford, CT for appointments to fit your busy schedule. Phone today: (203) 878-1787.