Dental Fillings An Overview
Dental fillings are one of the most commonly performed treatments in dentistry. Dental fillings are used to address tooth decay and minor damage to the teeth.
At Bella Smiles Roslyn, Dr. Diana Pop routinely places dental filling in our Roslyn, NY dental office. In most cases, Dr. Pop will recommend using composite resin to address decayed teeth. “white Fillings” allow Dr. Pop to create a solution that blends seamlessly with your natural smile.
Replacing Metal Fillings in Roslyn, NY
For patients with metal fillings, we can replace them using composite resin to create a more natural looking solution. Replacing metal dental fillings can improve the appearance of your smile and protect the teeth.
Tooth-colored dental fillings are the most natural solution to address tooth decay. If you have experienced extensive damage to the teeth, we may recommend a more advanced solution to discuss your needs.
Dental Fillings What to Expect
Typically, we can place dental fillings in one visit to our Roslyn, NY dental office.
A local anesthetic will be applied to the affected area to ensure that you are comfortable throughout your procedure.
Once the anesthetic takes effect, Dr. Pop will thoroughly clean the affected tooth, and carefully remove the decayed portion of the affected tooth. Dr. Pop will then apply the composite resin onto the affected tooth and carefully mold it into the desired shape. During the final steps of the filling process, Dr. Pop will harden the tooth colored by using a special light.
Once the tooth-colored resin is cured, Dr. Pop will gently polish the tooth to reveal a beautiful, natural-looking shine.
Preventing Tooth Decay
If tooth decay is left untreated, you may require a root canal or tooth extraction to address your dental needs. Preventive dental care and regular visit to the dentist can help keep the teeth and gums healthy. We recommend that patients visit our Roslyn dental office twice a year for a dental checkup. During a dental checkup, one of our experienced dental hygienists will perform a teeth cleaning. Professional teeth cleaning removes hard to reach plaque and tart that buildup on the teeth. We also encourage patients to practice a healthy oral hygiene routine by brushing, flossing, and rinsing.
Schedule A Routine Dental Exam
Visit our Roslyn dental office for your routine dental exam. We offer flexible hours to find a time that fits into your schedule. To schedule an appointment, call(516) 217-6668 or schedule an appointment online.