August 21, 2017

Filling cavities has long been one of the most arduous procedures that dentists face on a regular basis, and the activity’s notoriety with patients is not hard to understand, either. That’s because the process of filling a tooth involves using a composite material to physically fill the gap left after the infected tissue is cleaned from a cavity site, and that process comes with some inconveniences, including a lengthy cure time and physical limitations on the materials.

That’s where bulk filling compounds come in. The new bulk-fill procedures that dentists like Dr. Moskowitz have been using to treat dental cavities for the last several years comes with some advantages you won’t find with traditional dental fillings.

What is Bulk-Fill?

Traditional fillings are time-consuming because they require the application of layers of material which have to set and cure between applications if the entire filling is to function correctly and to last. Bulk-fill is a process whereby composite fillings can be finished in a single application, without the need for a liner layer or a cap layer. The result is a faster, timelier fill.

What Benefits Does Bulk-Fill Bring?

 Other than the time savings, bulk filling procedures also provide:

  • High depth of cure, making the filling strong
  • Less shrinkage during curing, leading to less stress on the teeth
  • Improved aesthetics
  • Better durability for a longer lasting filling

Consulting the Dentist About Bulk-Fill Fillings

 If you are looking for composite fillings in Saratoga Springs, NY, cosmetic dentist Dr. Moskowitz is happy to offer this procedure to patients. All you have to do is contact the office and make your appointment for a consultation. At your appointment, you’ll have the opportunity to ask more detailed questions about the process while being evaluated as a candidate. Don’t wait—fillings are serious, and waiting to have them done just increases the chances of complications. Call today to keep your smile healthy.



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