Tenafly Dental Fillings

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Traditional dental restoratives, or fillings, include gold, porcelain, and composite. The strength and durability of traditional dental materials make them useful for situations where restored teeth must withstand extreme forces that result from chewing, often in the back of the mouth.

Newer dental fillings include ceramic and plastic compounds that mimic the appearance of natural teeth. These compounds, often called composite resins, are usually used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, but they can also be used on the back teeth depending on the location and extent of the tooth decay.

What’s right for me?

Several factors influence the performance, durability, longevity and expense of dental restorations, including:

  • The components used in the filling material
  • The amount of tooth structure remaining
  • Where and how the filling is placed
  • The chewing load that the tooth will have to bear
  • The length and number of visits needed to prepare and adjust the restored tooth

Before your treatment begins, Dr. Igdalev will discuss with you all of your options and help you choose the best filling for your particular case. In preparation for this discussion, it may be helpful to understand the two basic types of dental fillings — direct and indirect.

  • Direct fillings are fillings placed into a prepared cavity in a single visit. They include glass ionomers, resin ionomers, and composite (resin) fillings. The dentist prepares the tooth, places the filling, and adjusts it in one appointment.
  • Indirect fillings generally require two or more visits. They include inlays, onlays, veneers, crowns, and bridges fabricated with gold, base metal alloys, ceramics, or composites. During the first visit, the dentist prepares the tooth and makes an impression of the area to be restored. The dentist then places a temporary covering over the prepared tooth. The impression is sent to a dental laboratory, which creates dental restoration. At the next appointment, the dentist cements the restoration into the prepared cavity and adjusts it as needed.

Call us or fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment today for a tooth filling in Tenafly, NJ at Tenafly Dental Spa.

“I had a great experience as usual, had a filling done very quickly and efficiently by laser. My routine appointments are always filled with the latest tech including tiny cameras that take pics of your teeth so you can be involved and see exactly what the dentist is seeing. Overall, great and informative staff who make visiting the dentist easy and not stressful.”


Naomi Swanson

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“This is by far one of the best dentists I’ve ever been to. Dr. Igdalev is very friendly and tentative to his patients- he takes his time explaining every step that needs to be taken and gives you options on how to proceed with his recommendations, his office and staff were caring and cooperative . The office is very clean and overall I am very happy with my experience. Wishing them all the best.”


Fahad Al Doseri

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“Everyone at this location are friendly and professional. I have been going to them for years. They always address my concerns and make me feel comfortable. I feel like I’m part of “the family.” Love Tenafly Dental Spa! Beautiful clean facility!”



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