Amalgam has been used as dental fillings for the last 150 years and is a durable mixture of metal material used to restore teeth. The material is inexpensive and easy to manipulate when placing.
What are the advantages of dental amalgam?
Amalgam possesses great strength and can be used in all individuals of all ages. Amalgam is used in stress-bearing areas as well as in medium to larger cavities in the posterior (back) teeth. Amalgam restorations are encouraged when oral hygiene is compromised or when there is recurrent and rampant cavities. At times maintenance of a dry environment when restoring the tooth moisture can be difficult; amalgam is an appropriate material in these cases. Amalgam can also be used as buildup material for ceramic, metal, and cast-metal restorations.
When are other restorative materials used?
Due to improvement in oral health and improved hygiene in the last 30 years, other materials such as composite resins (tooth colored fillings) are being implemented as restoration material. When aesthetics are involved, composite resin material are often recommended. In cases of hypersensitive or allergy to mercury, other restorative material besides amalgam should be used.
Dr. Daniell Mishaan Wants to Know Every Mouth in His Practice
Dr. Mishaan is known to his patients and his staff as kind, caring and genuinely concerned about people. He steps out of his role as a clinician to really know you and your needs. His technical skill and his keen eye for aesthetics set him apart from other dental healthcare professionals.
Dr. Mishaan attended New York University and then went on to the University of Pennsylvania Dental School. Before opening the Dental Aesthetics and Facial Group practice, Dr. Mishaan’s experience included working in high-end dental offices on Central Park South and Madison Avenue. He saw the need for a practice in the Fashion District, where he could offer a full range of services with a focus on the convenience of the patient. He has assembled a team of professionals to provide dentistry, plastic surgery, and orthodontics—all in the same location.
Because preventative care is so vital, Dr. Mishaan wants you to feel at ease in the office, and he and his staff make every effort to ensure your comfort. Dr. Mishaan takes care of your regular preventative care, such as monitoring the health of your teeth, doing oral cancer exams, and taking x–rays. He helps you understand why regular cleanings, flossing and other preventative measures, such as using fluoride, should fit into your regular healthcare program.
In his efforts to know the whole patient, Dr. Mishaan performs a comprehensive review of your medical history. Sometimes, seemingly unrelated illnesses or medications can directly, or indirectly, impact your dental health, so he takes the time to review your history carefully. You will be aware of Dr. Mishaan’s professional and gentle approach throughout your visit.
His services in General and Restorative Dentistry include:
- General Exams & Fillings
- Porcelain Crowns
- Inlays and Onlays
- Teeth Whitening
- Treatment for TMJ Pain and Teeth Grinding
- Emergency Care
We invite you to look through our Web site and learn more about our boutique services. Then, feel free to contact us and make an appointment to see us, today.
Dr. Daniell Mishaan, D.M.D 241 West 37th Street
DENTAL AESTHETICS AND FACIAL GROUP
NYC, NY 10018
Phone: 212 730 4440
Fax: 212 764 7122