North Haven Dentist
Top Doctor Award in 2019
Dr. M. Aruri
North Haven, CT Dental Office
323 Universal Drive N

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Fillings are a way to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay and bring it back to its normal shape and function.
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Your One Doctor at One Location for Life-Changing Results.

You will work exclusively with Dr. Aruri, who won the Top Doctor Award 2019 by Top Doctor Magazine and website. Dr. Aruri will deliver and oversee every phase of your procedure. You can feel confident you’ll receive his undivided attention and expertise, unmatched by other practices in the area.

Working in a state-of-art dental facility with a completely digital workflow, Dr. Aruri and his team of dental professionals can diagnose, plan, and manage your treatment from beginning to end – all in one office. There’s no need to travel to different offices, meeting with multiple doctors. Instead, get your new smile at one location, seeing only one doctor. Start with your consultation today!
323 Universal Drive N
North Haven, CT
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Dr. M. Aruri

Work exclusively with Dr. Aruri, an award-winning implant dentist who will oversee every phase of your procedure.

Dr. Aruri has a team of dedicated implant professionals working in a state-of-the-art facility who can give you long-lasting and natural-looking restorations in a surprisingly short period, which, of course, saves you, the patient, time, and doctor visits.

We offer advanced technology, such as a 3D cone beam scanner, an intraoral digital scanner, and smile-design software. We can show you your smile before the procedure and deliver it with impeccable precision, predictability, and speed every time.

Dr. Aruri received his Doctor of Dental Medicine (D.M.D) degree from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine (UCONN). He then completed his dental residency in general dentistry at one of the busiest residency programs in New York at Bronx Lebanon Hospital. Schedule your consultation today and see how his approach will change your life.
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As soon as you walk in, I want you to know you’ve found an extraordinary place featuring the absolute latest technology in a family-friendly environment. It’s unlike any other dentist around.

ABOUT dental fillings

What Is A Dental Filling?

Fillings are a way to restore a tooth that has been damaged by decay and bring it back to its normal shape and function. When Dr. Aruri gives you a filling, he will first remove all of the decay on the tooth, clean the area and then will fill the cleaned out cavity with a filling material. Once Dr. Aruri has closed up the area bacteria will not be able to enter preventing the tooth from further decay. This doesn’t mean that you can’t stop brushing and flossing though. Without proper hygiene habits decay can come back.

How Do I Know I Need A Filling?

That’s the million dollar question! You don’t always know when you need one. That is why it’s important to come in and see us twice a year. This will allow us to spot decay before it’s too late. Our biggest concern is your long term oral health. If you think that you might need a filling or haven’t seen us in a while; give us a call to schedule a cleaning and consultation.

What Are Fillings Made Of?
Fillings are made of different types of materials. There are gold fillings, silver fillings (AKA) amalgam, composite resin fillings and porcelain fillings. Dr. Aruri will recommend the best type of material for your filling.
Why Should You Replace Your Silver Mercury Fillings?
Dr. Aruri Recommends Tooth-Colored Fillings. Mercury fillings were used for many years in dentistry. You’ve likely had one in your lifetime. In recent years there has been a shift away from mercury for several reasons. Dr. Aruri recommends replacing mercury fillings with porcelain tooth colored fillings because they result in a stronger tooth and higher aesthetic value.
The Disadvantages of Silver Fillings
The edges of silver fillings tend to wear down over time. Eventually they become weak and break, which results the tooth not being protected. When this happens the tooth is at risk of cavities. Also, silver fillings will tend to expand and contract, which can cause the tooth to split. Again this results in bacteria and possibly cavities. Silver fillings also contains approximately 50% mercury. Mercury can corrode leak and potentially cause stains on your teeth and gums.
The Advantages of Tooth-Colored Fillings
Resin onlays are bonded to the tooth creating an extremely tight fit, which is superior silver fillings. We always want to save as much of the tooth as possible. Restorations using resin can be used in situation when most of the original tooth has been lost. This allows the tooth to stay intact.

Also, the resin used in tooth-colored restorations contains fluoride, the tooth helps to fight of decay. The resin also wears like a natural tooth and does not require placement at the gum line. This results in a wonderful natural looking smile.

If you’re interested in replacing your silver, mercury fillings with tooth-colored resin fillings please reach out to schedule a consultation.

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