Creating Lifelike And Invisible Fillings

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When you have a cavity that causes painful sensitivity and aches, you need treatment to avoid infection or even the risk of tooth loss. Our team can offer a solution for a visit that only requires one visit to complete. In today’s blog, your Syosset, NY, dentist talks about placing a lifelike filling in only on visit.

When a Tooth Needs a Dental Filling

When a cavity forms in a tooth, this could be a source of discomfort, leading to tooth sensitivity and toothaches. Without treatment, this could eventually lead to a dental infection. The infection means worsening discomfort and even the risk of tooth loss. When you experience persistent sensitivity or aches in your teeth, you need to talk to our team right away. We can conduct an examination to assess the cause and extent of your decay, and to plan treatment with detail to prevent complications like infection or tooth loss. With a filling, we can treat the cavity in only one visit.

The Composite Resin Difference

Our team doesn’t use metal in our restorations. Instead, our fillings are made from composite resin, a unique blend of glass-like and acrylic-like particles that contain no metal and is safe for all ages and patients. The material is biocompatible and bonds with the tooth, providing restoration that lasts for years to come. The material can also be shaded to blend with the tooth and provide a lifelike appearance, so you never hesitate to smile!

Placing Your Restoration

Our team wants your procedure to be comfortable, so we will administer a local numbing agent to the tooth being treated, so you’re comfortable as we remove all decay and then clean the tooth. We may etch the surfaces to help the filling material stay in place as we cure it. We then prepare the material and apply it in several layers. As we cure the composite resin beneath a light, our team will sculpt and mold the tooth. The last step is to polish it for a brighter appearance. In one visit, we treat your cavity and protect your tooth!

You can help lower your risk of cavities with daily brushing and flossing, a diet low in sugar, and visits to our team for a checkup and cleaning every six months. If you have any questions about how we prevent or treat cavities, or if you have a tooth that hurts, then contact our team right away.

Do You Have Questions About Treating Cavities

Our team is eager to help you enjoy a comfortable and healthy smile, in only one visit too! Our fillings mean better oral health and a more comfortable smile. To learn more about how we diagnose and treat cavities, then contact our Syosset, NY dental office today at 516-433-2211.