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Tooth Colored Fillings - Brooklyn, NY.

Tooth Colored Restoration Process

You can have your silver fillings replaced with Tooth colored restorations (onlays). This process requires two appointments.

Your First Appointment:

  • The old filling and any additional decay are removed.
  • An impression is made of your teeth. A model of your teeth is made and sent to the lab.
  • A temporary onlay is placed on the tooth.

At the Lab:

A resin is carefully placed into the model of your teeth. It is then designed to look natural.

Your Second Appointment:

  • The temporary onlay is removed.
  • A conditioning gel is placed on your tooth to prepare it for the new onlay.
  • Bonding cement is placed on the tooth and a high intensity light bonds the resin to the tooth.
  • The tooth is polished.

Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and protected!

We are a mercury-free practice. However, many people still have silver/mercury fillings in their mouths from past years. These fillings are not particularly pleasing to the eye and, ultimately, result in a weaker tooth structure. Porcelain inlays and Tooth Colored Restorations (onlays) create fillings that are not only beautiful (or unnoticeable) but also add strength to weakened teeth. These restorations are esthetically pleasing and very strong thanks to new bonding technologies.

Disadvantages of Silver fillings:

Silver fillings have many drawbacks. The edges of the silver filling can wear down, become weak or break. This results in the tooth not being protected and lets cavities get started once again. With age, the metal of a silver filling expands, contracts, and can split.

Silver fillings contain 50 percent mercury. They can corrode, leak and cause stains on your teeth and gums.

Fortunately, silver fillings can safely be replaced with Tooth Colored Restorations.

Tooth Colored Fillings - Brooklyn, NY
Tooth Colored Fillings - Brooklyn, NY
Tooth Colored Fillings - Brooklyn, NY

Advantages of Tooth-Colored Restorations

Tooth Colored Restorations are classified into 2 categories: inlays and onlays. Both are made using highly technological dental composite resins; the difference is only in the size of the coverage. While inlays are used to fill the central part of the tooth laying between the cusps (rounded edges of the tooth), onlays are used when one or more cusps are damaged and may cover up to the whole biting surface thus acting as "partial crowns". Resin onlays are bonded to the teeth creating a tight, superior fit to the natural tooth. Such restorations can be used in instances where much of the tooth structure has been lost. The tooth remains intact and stronger.

Since the resin used in tooth colored restorations contain fluoride this can help prevent decay. The resin wears like natural teeth and does not require placement at the gum line, which is healthier for your gums!

In every individual case an impression is made of your teeth and used to build a model to design a natural look and feel solution.

The result is a beautiful smile!

Tooth Colored Restoration Process

You can have your silver fillings replaced with Tooth colored restorations (onlays). This process requires two appointments.

Your First Appointment:

  • The old filling and any additional decay are removed.
  • An impression is made of your teeth. A model of your teeth is made and sent to the lab.
  • A temporary onlay is placed on the tooth.

At the Lab:

A resin is carefully placed into the model of your teeth. It is then designed to look natural.

Your Second Appointment:

  • The temporary onlay is removed.
  • A conditioning gel is placed on your tooth to prepare it for the new onlay.
  • Bonding cement is placed on the tooth and a high intensity light bonds the resin to the tooth.
  • The tooth is polished.

Your teeth are restored to a natural look and feel, they are stronger and protected!


Drs. Klein and Rubinstein use Tooth Colored Fillings to restore teeth to their natural look with increased strength and protection. We proudly serve surrounding communities of Brooklyn Heights, Downtown Brooklyn, Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Dumbo, Carroll Gardens, Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Williamsburg, as well as the rest of Brooklyn, Downtown Manhattan, and Wall Street.

Court Street - Borough Hall
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Jay Street - MetroTech
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Drs. Klein and Rubinstein
32 Court Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201, Suite 1401
Telephone: 718.636.0435
Fax: 718.857.6100
e-mail: kleinandrubinstein@verizon.net