Composite Fillings

Cosmetic and family dentist in Woodbury, NY

At Advanced Dentistry of Long Island we know that the idea of having a cavity filled can cause dread in many people. We are very sensitive to that fact and use the most modern procedures and state of the art equipment to fill cavities. Our practice is a favorite with scaredy-cats when it comes to dental fillings on Long Island!

HOW TO FIND A CAVITY & GET IT TREATED

During regular check-ups (if you stick with a quarterly schedule) we can usually catch and fill a cavity before it does serious damage to your tooth. But even if decay has just recently settled in, the bacteria and any resulting infection must be removed immediately.

If decay gets to the next level, a toothache can occur. Many people ignore toothaches, but they are the telltale sign of a cavity. A toothache may go away, but the decay only gets worse and eventually will cause much more discomfort than a filling procedure.

HOW WE RESTORE THE TEETH WITH DENTAL FILLINGS

First we’ll make sure you are comfortable and relaxed. We’ll give you a set of headphones and you can tune into any type of music you like. If you would rather watch TV, go right ahead. We’ll even find your favorite channel for you.

Next, you’ll receive a local anesthetic (we use OnSet, the fastest and safest dental anesthetic on the market) so that you won’t feel discomfort. After Dr. Herman gently removes the decay, your tooth is ready to receive the filling.

TYPES OF DENTAL FILLINGS

We use many types of material for dental fillings in our Long Island practice but the most popular is called composite. A composite filling is tooth-colored and matches the hue of your natural tooth exactly. Our patients tell us they can’t tell where the natural tooth ends and the new dental filling begins. In addition, all of our dental fillings are BPA free!

Some advice for you: don’t wait until that little twinge becomes a big pain!

Make an appointment for a dental check-up now before your problem requires more than just a simple dental filling. Simply call the office at 516-921-8010. We look forward to meeting you!

VISIT OUR WOODBURY DENTAL OFFICE

Woodbury Dentist

800 Woodbury Rd Suite D, Woodbury, NY 11797

AdvancedDentistryofLongIsland.com
(516) 921-8010

Hours

Mon-Tues-Wed, Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Sat: 8 am – 3 pm
Closed Thursday - Dr. Herman teaches at North Shore University Hospital/ Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Available 24 hours a day for emergencies

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Marc W. Herman, DDS