General Dentistry, Poughkeepsie, Dutchess County, Hudson Valley, New York 12603

Restorative dentistry

Patient's teeth before getting plastic fillings

arrow_up Teeth before getting plastic fillings

Patient's teeth after getting plastic fillings

arrow_up Teeth after getting plastic fillings

Tooth decay has significantly diminished over the years due to fluoride use and healthier diets. However, teeth are still susceptible to decay, infection, and breakage and sometimes need to be restored back to health. Dr. Maron restores teeth using white plastic fillings and white glass iononer fillings.

  • White plastic fillings—Dr. Maron uses the Bioclear method for placing most white plastic fillings. He is one of the few certified Bioclear dentists in New York State. Using this system, he injects heated plastic in and around the tooth. This procedure needs less drilling and causes less nerve irritation. It is a more conservative approach that leaves more remaining tooth to hold the plastic. Fillings are stronger, longer lasting, and more aesthetically pleasing.

Dr. Maron tries not to use silver fillings (also known as amalgams) because they do not adhere to teeth, they make the teeth sensitive to cold, and they are ugly. Also, silver fillings act as wedges, fracturing teeth over time.

  • White glass iononer fillings—In patients with a high number of gumline cavities, we use filling material that gives off fluoride. The fluoride leaked by glass iononers helps prevent the recurrence of decay at the margins of the filling.
 
 
 
 
 

Did you know?

Poughkeepsie city and town no longer have fluoride in the water. We prescribe fluoride tablets for your children.

Testimonial

"He takes such pride in his work and does such good work that I just wouldn't go anywhere else for my dental needs."

 
 
 
 
 

Did you know?

Our office uses an amalgam separator to prevent the old fillings from entering the public water system.