Advanced General & Cosmetic Dentistry in Midtown, NY

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Fillings services offered in Midtown, New York, NY

Dental fillings make it easy to repair minor damage to your tooth enamel, like cavities, chips, or cracks. They don’t last forever, but they can preserve your permanent teeth and reduce the risk of other potential issues. At his practice in Midtown Manhattan, experienced dentist Barnett Geller, DDS, FAGD, regularly uses fillings to repair damaged and decaying teeth. To make an appointment, call the office in New York City, or book online today.

Fillings Q & A

What are fillings?

A filling is a dental restoration that repairs a damaged or decaying tooth. Fillings are made from various materials, including metal, glass, and plastic. Once placed, they cover the weakened part of your tooth, restoring your biting and chewing abilities.

Dr. Geller offers several types of fillings, including gold, porcelain, silver amalgam, and tooth-colored fillings. After an oral exam and a review of your dental records, he can recommend material that aligns with your budget and needs.

When should I consider fillings?

Make an appointment at the practice of Barnett Geller, DDS, FAGD, if you crack or chip a tooth or develop a cavity. That’s especially true if your symptoms affect your quality of life or keep you from eating your favorite foods. 

What is the process for getting dental fillings?

At the practice of Barnett Geller, DDS, FAGD, getting dental fillings takes a single visit.

Dr. Geller reviews your dental records, asks about the symptoms you’re experiencing, and performs an oral exam. He also takes a series of computed tomography (CT) scans to get a closer look at your tooth roots and assess the extent of the damage or decay.

If one or more of your teeth have enamel damage, Dr. Geller moves forward with treatment. He numbs your mouth with a local anesthetic and removes the decaying or damaged portion of your tooth. 

Next, he cleans your tooth with an antiseptic solution and fills the hole with glass ionomer or composite resin, materials that look and function like your natural tool enamel. After the filling hardens and dries, Dr. Geller polishes your tooth and provides care instructions.

Do fillings present side effects?

After you get a filling, it’s normal to experience tooth sensitivity and mild pain when you bite down or chew. These symptoms should improve within a day or two, but if they worsen or persist, contact Dr. Geller. 

How do I care for dental fillings?

Fillings are tough, but they won’t last forever, so it’s crucial to practice good oral hygiene. Dr. Geller recommends brushing your teeth twice daily, flossing your teeth once a day, and visiting the office every six months for an oral exam and professional teeth cleaning.

If you experience tooth sensitivity or notice a crack in your filling, contact Dr. Geller right away. He can get you in for a same-day appointment and make the necessary repairs.

Request a dental fillings consultation at the practice of Barnett Geller, DDS, FAGD, by calling the office or booking online today.