Dental Fillings in New York, NY

Millions of Americans get treated for cavities every year. Teeth are one of the hardest structures in the human body and are designed to last for a lifetime. However, this rarely happens as the tooth structure is often damaged due to trauma, decay, or demineralization of tooth enamel.

When bacteria attack tooth enamel, they make little holes in the tooth structure, and these are known as ‘cavities.’ Our trained dentist near you treats small and large cavities with suitable fillings, inlays, and onlays.

How Do You Know You Need Fillings?

Fillings from Glen J. Graffeo DDS act as a preventive and restorative option as they stop the cavity from spreading while sealing the space at the same time. The following signs could indicate that the need for fillings in New York, NY:

Discolorations or Dark Spots

Dark brown spots on teeth are caused due to decay when the enamel is damaged by untreated plaque. Patients who consume diets high in sugar are more likely to develop dark spots.

Single or Multiple Cavities

Some patients may be more prone to developing cavities due to genetics, dry mouth (lack of saliva), and teeth structure (teeth may have more grooves). Some types of oral bacteria are more aggressive than others and may cause many cavities.

Visiting Dr. Graffeo twice a year for regular exams can help identify cavities and obtain treatment.

Heightened Sensitivity to Hot and Cold Foods

When oral bacteria attack tooth enamel, it wears down to reveal the dentin layer below. When we consume hot or cold foods, the nerves in the pulp chamber get stimulated and trigger short, sharp sensations of heightened sensitivity.

What Happens During a Fillings Procedure?

Our experienced dentist in New York, NY firsts removes all decaying and dead material from the tooth. We will then clean and disinfect the tooth or insert a dental linear to protect the nerves if the cavity is close to the tooth root. Dr. Graffeo will insert the filling, harden the material (in case of resin), and polish the tooth.

Please book an appointment at Glen J. Graffeo DDS online or by phone for fillings near you.

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