dental fillings in hillsborough township, nj

Restoring Your Smile, Restoring Your Confidence

Explore how fillings empower you to regain a beautiful smile, improve oral health, and rediscover the joy of confident self-expression.
  • Preserve Your Natural Smile: Address cavities and prevent further damage to safeguard your natural teeth, avoiding the need for extractions and potentially more complex procedures
  • Experience Enhanced Comfort & Minimized Discomfort: Our team prioritizes your comfort with gentle techniques, local anesthesia when necessary, and advanced materials that minimize discomfort during and after the procedure.
  • Invest in Long-Term Oral Health: Fillings address current concerns and act as a preventative measure, protecting your teeth from further decay and complications.
  • Fillings

    While regular brushing and flossing are crucial, fillings offer a vital solution to address existing cavities and prevent
    further damage to your smile.
    Fillings are a restorative dental treatment used to repair and seal cavities, also known as decayed areas in your teeth. These cavities are caused by plaque and bacteria that break down tooth enamel. Left untreated, decay can spread further, potentially affecting the sensitive inner pulp (nerve) and requiring more complex treatment like root canals.

    Types of Fillings

    Tooth-Colored Fillings

    1

    Composite 
    Popular choice for cosmetically pleasing restorations as it blends well with natural teeth. Bonds to the tooth structure, requiring less drilling than amalgam. More expensive than amalgam but generally durable.

    2

    Porcelain 
    Highly aesthetic, strong, and stain-resistant, but potentially more expensive than composites due to laboratory or specialty technology needs. Can be brittle due to high glass content.

    3

    Glass Lonomer
    Affordable and blend well with natural teeth. They release fluoride to aid in preventing further decay, but may not last as long as other filling materials.

    Metal Fillings

    1

    Cast Gold

    Exceptionally strong and long-lasting, but expensive and very noticeable in the mouth. Can be an aesthetic choice for some patients.

    Benefits of Fillings

    Fillings offer a multitude of benefits that go beyond simply addressing cavities. They can restore functionality, enhance aesthetics, and contribute to your overall oral health and well-being.
    1

    Restore Functionality and Prevent Further Damage

    Don’t let cavities steal your smile! Fillings offer a simple solution. They effectively address existing cavities, preventing them from causing further damage and potentially requiring more complex procedures.

     

    This not only safeguards your oral health but also ensures proper chewing, allowing you to enjoy all your favorite foods painlessly.

    2

    Preserve Your Natural Smile and Enhance Aesthetics

    A chipped tooth from a hard candy or gradual wear and tear can be easily addressed with dental fillings. These reliable restorations rebuild chipped, cracked, or worn teeth, giving you back both a natural look and full functionality.

     

    For a seamless aesthetic result, consider tooth-colored composite fillings that perfectly blend in with your existing smile, leaving you with a beautiful and healthy restoration.

    3

    Improve Your Comfort and Reduce Pain

    No need to suffer through the pain of sensitive teeth any longer! Fillings effectively address the root cause of discomfort, whether it’s exposed nerves or dentin sensitivity.

     

    This simple procedure allows you to rediscover the joy of everyday activities like eating, drinking, and smiling without wincing. Now you can experience the full functionality and comfort your smile deserves, free from sensitivity.

    Preserve Tooth Structure

    Happy Teeth Begin with Radiant Fillings

    Dental fillings help strengthen and protect weakened teeth, maintaining their structural integrity and preventing the need for more extensive 
dental procedures.

    What to Expect After Getting a Filling

    Following your filling placement, the numbness from the local anesthesia should subside within a few hours. During this time, avoid hot or cold beverages and chew on the opposite side of your mouth
    to allow for proper healing.

    Fillings

    Continuing Care and Maintenance
    Fillings require regular dental check-ups, good oral hygiene, avoiding sticky foods, limiting sugar intake, and addressing any discomfort promptly.

    Regular Dental Check-ups

  • Schedule routine check-ups to monitor the condition of fillings and detect any signs of deterioration.
  • Regular examinations ensure early intervention to prevent complications.
  • Maintain Good Oral Hygiene

  • Brush teeth twice daily with fluoride toothpaste to prevent decay around fillings.
  • Floss daily to remove plaque and debris from between teeth and around fillings.
  • Avoid Sticky Foods

  • Minimize consumption of sticky or chewy foods that can dislodge or damage fillings.
  • Opt for softer alternatives to reduce the risk of fillings coming loose.
  • Limit Sugar Intake

  • Reduce intake of sugary foods and beverages to prevent further decay and deterioration of fillings.
  • Choose sugar-free alternatives and rinse mouth with water after consuming sugary treats.
  • Protect Teeth During Activities

  • Wear a mouthguard during sports or activities that could result in dental trauma.
  • Mouthguards help protect fillings and teeth from damage caused by impact or injury.
  • Follow Dentist's Recommendations

  • Adhere to any post-filling care instructions provided by your dentist, such as avoiding certain foods or behaviors.
  • Compliance with recommendations promotes successful healing and longevity of fillings.
  • Fillings

    Frequently Asked Questions

    Explore answers to frequently asked questions about fillings, providing valuable information and addressing potential anxieties to empower your informed decision-making.
    Fillings are restorative materials used to repair decayed, chipped, or cracked teeth, sealing the cavity and preventing further damage.
    After examining the tooth and administering local anesthesia if needed, the dentist removes decay, cleans the area, and places the filling material, shaping and polishing it for a natural look.
    Most fillings are placed using local anesthesia, minimizing discomfort. You may experience some sensitivity after the procedure, which usually subsides within a few weeks.
    Avoid hot or cold beverages and chewing on the filled side for a few hours after the procedure. Otherwise, you can resume your normal eating and drinking habits.
    The lifespan of a filling depends on the material and individual care. Composite fillings typically last 5-7 years, while metal fillings can last 10-15 years with proper care.
    Consistent brushing and flossing, regular dental checkups and cleanings, and maintaining a healthy diet can significantly reduce your risk of cavities and the need for fillings.
    Common options include composite resin (tooth-colored), cast gold, porcelain, and glass ionomer. Each has its own benefits and considerations.
    Untreated cavities can worsen, leading to increased pain, sensitivity, and potential tooth loss. Additionally, it can increase your risk of other health complications.
    Your dentist will recommend the most suitable filling based on the location, size, and severity of the cavity, your preferences, and cost considerations.
    The cost varies based on the type of filling used, the complexity of the procedure, and your geographic location. Consult with your dentist for an accurate estimate.

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    Meet Our Doctors

    Get acquainted with our exceptional team of dental experts at Towne Centre Family Dental and the Implant & Smile Makeover Studio. Our dedicated doctors bring passion, skill, and a commitment to your oral health, ensuring you receive personalized care from the finest professionals in the field.

    DDS, MAGD, FAAID, DABOI/ID

    Dr. Al Internoscia, with over 25 years of experience, passionately transforms lives by creating beautiful smiles, even in complex dental cases. Renowned for his caring touch, he treats patients like family, fostering a comfortable environment. Holding the prestigious MAGD designation, earned through rigorous training and over 500 hands-on credit hours, Dr. Al’s commitment to excellence shines in cosmetic, implant, and restorative dentistry.
    Meet Dr. Lauren, a pivotal member of TCFD for nearly two decades. With expertise in pediatric dentistry, she effortlessly puts kids at ease during their dental visits. Dr. Lauren is also passionate about cosmetic dentistry, reveling in the immediate beauty she can create in just 1-3 visits. Collaborating seamlessly with specialists, she ensures comprehensive and outstanding care for our patients.
    Meet Dr. Lauren, a pivotal member of TCFD for nearly two decades. With expertise in pediatric dentistry, she effortlessly puts kids at ease during their dental visits. Dr. Lauren is also passionate about cosmetic dentistry, reveling in the immediate beauty she can create in just 1-3 visits. Collaborating seamlessly with specialists, she ensures comprehensive and outstanding care for our patients.
    Originally from West Long Branch, NJ, Dr. Mark Lubitz brings a wealth of experience, having owned a private practice in Manalapan and worked as an associate in a Somerset group practice for 15 years. Joining the Belle Mead practice in 1999, he became the sole owner in 2005, expanding into dental implant placement in 2013 through extensive continuing education.

    DMD, Endodontist

    Dr. Kristen Blumberger dispels common misconceptions about root canals through her daily practice, providing swift and painless therapy. Her dedication to alleviating pain, addressing infections, and a personable chair-side manner align with her guiding principle: “Patient care is just as important as clinical care,” emphasizing a holistic approach to dental well-being.

    DMD, Periodontist

    Dr. Samantha Aaron, a compassionate and personable specialist with outstanding chairside manner, hails from West Long Branch and holds a D.M.D. from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Earning her certificate in periodontology from New York University in 2006, she is a Diplomate of the American Board of Periodontology, contributing to her reputation as one of the area’s premier periodontists through diverse experiences with distinguished professionals.

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    Doctor Jaime, Chris, and the entire staff were extremely kind and walked me through each step of the process. This has been the most pleasant dental experience I have ever had! 10/10 recommend!

    Sahil Parkash

    2 weeks ago
    Dr. Lauren and her assistant, Lucy, were amazing. They are so helpful and so skilled and so friendly and make it all seem effortless.

    Carole Moore

    1 month ago
    Awesome experience. Everyone was great, especially Dr. Lauren and her assistant Lucy. Highly recommended.

    Z G

    1 month ago
    Nobody likes to go to the dentist, but since one must, this is the place to go ! I have always had a good experience at TCFD. The personnel and the facility are top notch !

    J Jeffrey Molesko

    1 month ago
    Great staff all around. Have been a patient for almost 35 years. All my kids and grandkids go here too!! I have since retired and moved 50 miles away and still make the drive to continue with the best dental care!

    Susan Stickle

    1 month ago
    I am very pleased with Town Center Family Dental in Hillsborough NJ. I have been a patient of the practice for over four years. The dental treatment and services are state of the art and performed with the utmost professionalism and efficiency. I have had some interim dental issues between my six-month scheduled cleanings. These issues have been addressed immediately. I have never had to wait to get an appointment or the matter not taken care of in a timely manner. The insurance/billing office is equally efficient looking into out-of-pocket cost and communicating that to the patient. Staff here are very professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. They are a comprehensive dental practice.

    Gloria Marconi

    2 months ago

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    Tooth Restoration

    Say Goodbye to Cavities

    Our team prioritizes your comfort while providing lasting solutions with advanced fillings.
    Imagine a Pain-Free Smile: Dental fillings can alleviate tooth sensitivity and discomfort caused by cavities, allowing you to enjoy your favorite foods and beverages without hesitation.
    Experience Lasting Results: With proper care, dental fillings can last for many years, providing durable and natural-looking restoration for your smile

    What our customers say

    Our patients speak from the heart. Explore genuine stories of transformed smiles and renewed confidence.

    Doctor Jaime, Chris, and the entire staff were extremely kind and walked me through each step of the process. This has been the most pleasant dental experience I have ever had! 10/10 recommend!

    Sahil Parkash

    2 weeks ago
    Dr. Lauren and her assistant, Lucy, were amazing. They are so helpful and so skilled and so friendly and make it all seem effortless.

    Carole Moore

    1 month ago
    Awesome experience. Everyone was great, especially Dr. Lauren and her assistant Lucy. Highly recommended.

    Z G

    1 month ago
    Nobody likes to go to the dentist, but since one must, this is the place to go ! I have always had a good experience at TCFD. The personnel and the facility are top notch !

    J Jeffrey Molesko

    1 month ago
    Great staff all around. Have been a patient for almost 35 years. All my kids and grandkids go here too!! I have since retired and moved 50 miles away and still make the drive to continue with the best dental care!

    Susan Stickle

    1 month ago
    I am very pleased with Town Center Family Dental in Hillsborough NJ. I have been a patient of the practice for over four years. The dental treatment and services are state of the art and performed with the utmost professionalism and efficiency. I have had some interim dental issues between my six-month scheduled cleanings. These issues have been addressed immediately. I have never had to wait to get an appointment or the matter not taken care of in a timely manner. The insurance/billing office is equally efficient looking into out-of-pocket cost and communicating that to the patient. Staff here are very professional, knowledgeable, and efficient. They are a comprehensive dental practice.

    Gloria Marconi

    2 months ago
    I absolutely recommend Towne Centre Family Dental and the Implant & Smile Makeover Studio for every dental procedure, from cleanings to implants! Dr. Al, Merlinda, and the entire staff are always so kind, professional, and beyond talented! Melissa, the financial manager, has also been great to work with and always available to answer any questions I’ve had. In the past, I never enjoyed visiting the dentist but can honestly say that has changed since coming to this practice. They are the best!

    Dana Magruther

    2 months ago
    Dr. Lauren and Lucy were terrific, as always! So caring and really providing special attention to each client.

    Betty DeLise

    2 months ago
    Very pleased with latest visit with Dr. Mark and my dental work. Was amazed at the job done and level of ability and compassion for the patient. The entire staff is pleasant courteous and eager to inform the patient of each step of any dental processes. Also amazed of the ability to manufacture dental caps on site. Each visit continues to be good. Cleanings are productive and I like being advised on how to do better. Been a few years now and am still pleased with the service and professional work. Again the staff is amazing.. courteous and efficient. Dr’s are fantastic. Today met Dr Chris and Lucy. Thank for explaining what needed to be done and being efficient and courteous. Great work.

    Bob

    2 months ago
    Dr Lauren performed my invisalign and was not only highly skilled but also took the time to explain everything in detail and answer all my questions. I was very satisfied with the work performed. The office is immaculate, and the staff are all very friendly and professional. I would highly recommend Dr Lauren.

    John Kennedy

    2 months ago

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