Bhavin Patel, D.D.S.

Dr. Bhavin Patel is a Prosthodontist (Specialty #5984) - a specialist in aesthetic, reconstructive and implant dentistry.  

Dentist - Galloway
529 S. New York Rd.
Galloway, NJ 08205
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By Seaview Dental Arts
June 26, 2019
Category: Oral Health
Tags: Filling  

Tooth PainAre you worried about decay eating through your teeth? Are you self-conscious about your smile? Tooth-colored fillings, that's no problem. Here in Galloway, NJ, Drs. Bhavin Patel, Daniel Ciechanowski, and Walter M. Finken, Jr. can help you get the healthier and whiter smile you want.

More About Fillings

Tooth-colored fillings are made of composite resin. It consists of plastic resin and finely ground glass-like particles. The fillings fix decay and dental damage, like:

  • Chips and cracks
  • Fractures
  • Decays
  • Discolored and stained teeth
  • Short teeth

Your Galloway dentist applies an etching solution to the surface of teeth, composite resin matching natural teeth is applied, molded to the right shape, then hardened in place with a curing light.

Types of Tooth-Colored Fillings

Composite: Composite is a mixture of plastic and glass and more expensive than amalgam fillings. Not much drilling is needed compared to amalgam.

Porcelain: This dental ceramic is strong, lifelike, and doesn't stain. It's more expensive than composites because they are sent to a dental laboratory. It is an aesthetic filling but its relatively high-glass content makes it brittle.

Glass Ionomer: This filling is made of inexpensive acrylic and glass powders. It's a translucent filling that matches your natural tooth color and prevent decay, but doesn't last long.

Advantages of Tooth-colored Composite

Your teeth will look natural, after the procedure. Some other advantages include:

  • Fillings won't cause your teeth to turn into a gray tint over time, unlike silver amalgam.
  • Your teeth will look natural, so you won't feel self-conscious when you smile.
  • The composite strengthens your teeth to withstand pressure while you chew food.


For more information about tooth -colored fillings and how they can improve the appearance of your smile, call Drs. Bhavin Patel, Daniel Ciechanowski, or Walter M. Finken, Jr., located in Galloway, NJ, so don't hesitate to call your dentists today!

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529 S. New York Rd.,
Galloway, NJ 08205
(609) 652-9020

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