Dental Fillings

Flushing Cavity Filling

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Suffering from the effects of tooth decay for a long time can prove to be painful and make your teeth sensitive. Tooth decay is definitely something that should not be left untreated as serious infections to the pulp of the teeth can spell out serious and detrimental implications for the health of your teeth and mouth. Eventually, tooth decay that goes a long time without being treated can lead to tooth loss. The most effective tooth restoration treatment for getting rid of cavities and restoring your tooth back to its healthy state is dental fillings.

If you need a cavity filling in Flushing, please don’t hesitate to give our dental office a call at (718) 550-3541 - these visits are essential to maintaining your dental health. Contact us today!

What Are Dental Fillings

Dental fillings are one of our most popular forms of getting rid of cavities. In addition to that, dental fillings can often be done with different kinds of materials. In the past, metal alloys have been used a lot to fill cavities, but now studies have been conducted, suggesting that metal alloys can have negative implications on the health of a dental patient overtime. However, here at NY Smile Creators in Flushing, we prefer to use tooth-colored composites that have been designed by mimicking the look of natural teeth.

Tooth-Colored Dental Fillings

Tooth-colored dental fillings can even be used to treat small cavities that dental amalgams or metal alloys in the past were unable to do. Even with that in mind, if you have recently suffered from an accident, and a composite tooth filling has been damaged, they can be applied without removing the original filling material. Composite fillings are also mercury-free and can be made to naturally mimic the color of your teeth by means of shade matching.

How long do dental fillings last?

The lifespan of dental fillings can vary depending on factors like the type of filling material, the size and location of the cavity, and oral hygiene practices. On average, dental fillings can last between 5 to 15 years or more. To take care of them, maintain good oral hygiene by brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing daily. Avoid sugary and acidic foods, and use fluoride toothpaste to strengthen tooth enamel. Regular dental check-ups every six months will help monitor the condition of fillings and address any issues early on. 

Can dental fillings prevent further cavities? 

Dental fillings can help prevent further cavities in the treated tooth to some extent. The filling material seals off the cavity, preventing bacteria from re-entering and causing more decay. However, it's essential to maintain good oral hygiene and follow a healthy diet to reduce the risk of new cavities in any tooth, including the one with a filling. Regular dental check-ups are crucial to monitor the condition of the filling and ensure its effectiveness in preventing further decay. Our experienced dentist may also recommend dental sealants or fluoride treatments to provide additional protection against cavities. 

Fillings Placed at NY Smile Creators

If you have more questions about dental fillings or would like more information about tooth-colored fillings, we implore you to give our Flushing office a phone call as soon as possible. On the phone, the dental professionals at NY Smile Creators in Flushing can help you schedule a consultation appointment that can have you leaving with the best dental health of your entire life. However, the next step is up to you. Don’t hesitate to give NY Smile Creators in Flushing a call, and let us be your local Flushing dental professionals!

Call (718) 550-3541 to maintain your oral health and learn more about fillings in Flushing, NY!

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  • Advanced Technology & Equipment
    Our office is equipped with the latest dental technology, to provide our patients with safe and comfortable treatments.
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    Our staff is highly trained to handle a variety of dental problems, providing our patients with comprehensive care.
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    Our team will work with you to provide dental care that will solve your dental needs.
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    Our dentists have provided patients in the Flushing area with quality dental care since 1986.
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