As you know by now, because your overall health and safety is our utmost priority, we are closely following every safety and infection control procedure recommended by the ADA and CDC. However, going way beyond these recommendations, in July we installed 2 Jade Surgically Clean Air Filtration Systems. Our office size would require only one Jade unit to kill viruses and bacteria 6 times an hour, but we are so committed to you that we have installed 2 units, one in front of each dental chair. You can be assured that our air is always the safest because we leave the systems on 24/7.

The Jade is patented and industry-leading and is the only air purification system that incorporates 6 different technologies which include, Hydroxl, UV and electronic cell catalytics, and Hepa-RX. The Jade is measured and peer-reviewed to eliminate viruses less than 0.1 microns (the corona virus is measured at .125 microns) and is tested globally with over 70,000 units installed worldwide.

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With our warmest wishes for your health and safety, we look forward to seeing you soon and continuing to keep you as healthy as possible.

Dr. Cortese and Staff

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Seamlessly Beautiful Tooth-Colored Fillings in Princeton, NJ

When a person has dated metal fillings, his or her smile appears to be marred and blackened. With tooth colored fillings from the Princeton and New Jersey-area dental practice of Dr. Michael Cortese, old-fashioned metal fillings are a thing of the past. Dr. Cortese is a proud provider of modern, white fillings that not only match the color of his patients’ teeth for a more natural look, but also eliminate the worry of health risks associated with traditional metal fillings.


Metal Fillings Side Effects

White fillings are not only more aesthetically pleasing; they also don’t carry the risks associated with metal fillings. Traditional amalgam fillings are made of about 50 percent mercury, a metal that has been proven to be harmful to humans and can leak such toxins as arsenic, cadmium, and lead. A number of respected experts believe that, over time, the metal from mercury fillings can enter a person’s bloodstream, leading to potential physical and psychological issues including mental disorders, birth defects, and neurodegenerative diseases. The debate about the safety of metal fillings is ongoing, but Dr. Cortese believes in providing only the best and safest white fillings to his Princeton and New Jersey -area patients.

Metal Filling Replacement at Princeton

Today, most patients opt for white or tooth-colored fillings when they need to have a tooth repaired. But what if a person already has metal fillings? Dr. Cortese can replace old metal fillings with modern white fillings at Princeton Prosthodontics. If you are tired of a smile that appears to be marred by blackened metal fillings, you may want to think about visiting Dr. Cortese for white fillings at his practice near New Jersey. Metal filling replacement is a very simple procedure that can have a dramatic impact on your appearance.

Tooth Colored Fillings FAQs

Dental care team with patient during treatment smiling prior to tooth colored filling in Princeton, NJ What are tooth colored fillings?
Tooth colored fillings are dental restorations that are used to repair teeth that are decayed, fractured or otherwise damaged. They can be placed on either the front or back teeth to help support the pressure from chewing.

Will my tooth colored filling match my surrounding teeth?
Yes, tooth colored fillings are color-matched to the surrounding natural teeth for a seamless result. They should not stand out in the mouth or look conspicuous.

Are tooth-colored fillings covered by insurance?
It depends on the specific insurance plan and coverage. Some plans cover traditional metal or amalgam fillings but not tooth colored fillings, as they can be considered a cosmetic dentistry service.

How are tooth colored fillings placed?
First, the tooth receiving the filling is prepared. This involves removing decay or damage and cleaning the area to remove bacteria and debris. The filling material is placed and then hardened with a special light to bond it in place.

How much do tooth-colored fillings cost?
The cost of tooth-colored fillings depends on several factors, including the number of tooth services that need filling and whether there is insurance coverage. For more specific pricing information, please contact Dr. Cortese by phone or email.

Young woman being examined with dental mirror after a tooth-colored filling in Princeton, NJ Do tooth-colored fillings need to be replaced regularly?
Whether fillings need to be replaced depends on the material used, how well you care for them and your oral hygiene habits. The tooth-colored composite material is very strong and durable, but may need to be replaced after five to seven years. Dr. Cortese can give you a more accurate projection during your consultation.

Contact Dr. Cortese for White, Tooth-Colored Fillings

If you live in the Princeton or New Jersey-area and are tired of the appearance and risk of your traditional metal fillings, consider Dr. Cortese and modern, white fillings. White fillings are the safer and more aesthetically-pleasing way to repair a damaged tooth. For a more comprehensive option, we also offer full smile makeovers to restore aesthetics and health to your smile. Contact Dr. Cortese today to schedule a white fillings consultation.

Princeton Prosthodontics - Dr. Michael Cortese

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Dr. Michael Cortese is a leading and highly sought-after Maxillofacial Prosthodontist. He one of only 350 accredited Maxillofacial Prosthodontists worldwide. Having completed his education at the University of Notre Dame and Farleigh Dickinson University School of Dentistry, he received his Certificate in Maxillofacial Prosthetics and Dental Oncology from the University of Texas Health Science Center M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute. He has over three and a half decades of experience and constantly focuses on ensuring that patients have a healthy and beautiful smile. Dr. Cortese takes pride in providing his patients with customized treatments using modern equipment and techniques. He sincerely believes in thoroughly understanding your concerns and requirements to ensure your comfort and satisfaction throughout the course of any treatment or procedure.