Now accepting Telehealth appointments. Schedule a virtual visit.

Fillings Specialist

Comprehensive Dental Group

General Dentistry located in Larchmont, NY

If you have minor tooth damage or decay, see the dental experts at Comprehensive Dental Group in Larchmont, New York, as soon as possible. They offer tooth-colored fillings and numerous other restorative dentistry options to repair teeth and reduce the risk of future problems. Call the Comprehensive Dental Group office to learn more or book an appointment online today.

Fillings Q & A

What are dental fillings?

Fillings at Comprehensive Dental Group are made of composite (tooth-colored) dental materials that restore teeth with small cracks, other types of minor tooth damage, or dental decay. Getting a filling at the first sign of tooth pain or visible damage is the best way to reduce your risk of serious dental issues. 

Fillings available at Comprehensive Dental Group are strong and long-lasting. They blend in perfectly with the color of your natural teeth.

Are dental fillings right for me?

Your Comprehensive Dental Group provider discusses your symptoms and oral health history with you to find out if you're a candidate for dental fillings. They examine your teeth and gums and take dental X-rays if needed.

Signs that you may need a filling include:

  • Tooth pain
  • Tooth discoloration 
  • Chipped teeth
  • Visible tooth decay
  • Broken teeth
  • Gapped teeth
  • Worn teeth
  • Small cracks in teeth
  • Pits in your teeth
  • Hot or cold sensitivity

Your Comprehensive Dental Group provider might suggest dental bonding, inlays, onlays, crowns, veneers, a root canal, or other restorative dental procedures based on your individual needs.

What should I expect when getting fillings?

When getting dental fillings at Comprehensive Dental Group, your provider numbs the treatment area if needed to ensure you avoid discomfort. 

They remove any tooth decay and apply tooth-colored dental materials to targeted areas of an affected tooth. They often use a special light to harden the filling. Your dentist makes sure the filling fits comfortably by reshaping or polishing it if necessary.

What happens after receiving dental fillings?

After getting a dental filling, there's no downtime so that you can get back to normal daily activities right away. However, you may feel numbness in the area of your mouth where the filling was added. 

Take good care of your teeth and gums at home by flossing daily, brushing your teeth after meals, using mouthwash if your dentist recommends it, eating nutritious foods, and not chewing on hard objects.

See the dental experts at Comprehensive Dental Group every six months for dental cleanings and exams, and call the office right away if a filling falls out or gets damaged.

To learn more about fillings at Comprehensive Dental Group and find out if you need one, call the office or use the online scheduler today.