Dental fillings in New York are easily one of the most common reasons patients visit the dentist. As much as you brush and floss your teeth, you still may experience tooth decay or cavities at some point in your life–if not yours, maybe your child’s or a close family member. Whatever the case may be, it is important you stay informed on what dental fillings are and how Dr. Pyon can keep you healthy and how this is all done at her Upper East Side, NY office.
Cavities are the main culprits behind needing a dental filling. Dental Fillings in New York return the tooth to its normal function and shape by removing any tooth decay on the tooth site, and the filling itself acts as a protective barrier to keep your tooth from suffering from any more decay or damage. To begin, Dr. Pyon will be sure to numb the site before removing the decay and thoroughly cleaning the affected area. After the cavity has been cleaned away, the missing space will be filled with any of the following materials.
The main types of filling materials are composite resins, porcelain, gold, and metal. The material chosen for each patient are reliant on the following circumstances:
In order to find out more exact details on each filling material and how they compare to one another, be sure to call our office or send us an email. We would love to schedule an appointment to get you to our office as soon as possible!