Dental Fillings in New York to Fix Your Cavities

Dental fillings can help improve your overall dental hygiene by getting rid of cavities.
Dental Fillings in New York to Fix Your Cavities

Why Dental Fillings?

When a cavity, decay, or injured tooth is left untreated, decay can spread past the tooth enamel into deeper levels of the tooth and into the pulp. If the decay reaches the soft enamel or dental pulp, the following treatment may be a root canal treatment or extraction. It is important to get tooth fillings before the area gets too large to fill.

Composite fillings are widely used today to repair teeth because they are more aesthetically suited for use in front teeth and the more visible areas.

What causes you to get a filling at the dentist?

  • Chipped teeth
  • Closing space between two teeth
  • Cracked or broken teeth
  • To restore decayed teeth
  • Worn teeth
Why Dental Fillings?

What to Expect

Composite tooth fillings are designed to match the color of your teeth and repair cracks, fractures, decay, and cavities. Regardless of where you need a filling, your tooth will look as natural as before the damage.

Before Treatment

Be aware of the following things before your visit; they are the top five signs that you may need a dental filling:

  • Toothache or pain when biting down
  • Sensitive to hot or cold
  • Pain when eating or drinking
  • Bad breath
  • Visible holes, pits, or black/brown discoloration
During Treatment
Getting a filling is a relatively pain-free experience. In most cases, your mouth will be numbed while the procedure occurs. These can usually be completed in one visit, depending on the number of cavities you need to be filled.
After Treatment

You should always practice good oral hygiene, taking care of your fillings. Here are some tips for a tooth filling aftercare and steps to extending the life of your filling:

  • Brush thoroughly twice a day with fluoride toothpaste, floss daily, and use alcohol-free mouthwash to reduce bacteria
  • Limit sugary, sticky snacks
  • Don’t use tobacco products
  • Limit food and drinks that stain coffee, soda, juice, wine, and tea. Rinse your mouth with water afterward
  • Avoid biting down on hard foods and chewing ice
  • See a dentist once or twice a year for dental checkups and cleanings

Your First Visit

Your first visit to our Poughkeepsie or Fishkill dental office will likely include your entire dental filling treatment unless you get multiple cavities filled. The dentist will go over the procedure, prep you, and ensure that you are comfortable with each step of the cavity filling procedure. These visits usually take around 90 minutes to three hours.
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and Financing

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Frequently Asked Questions

Do dental fillings require anesthesia?
Yes. You can also choose to use sedation dentistry if you want.