Not every cavity needs a crown or total replacement. Dr. Eric Grossmann provides quality, durable white fillings as a solution for minor tooth decay. Patients can eliminate discomfort from minor cavities and prevent more serious oral health problems with a restoration that is nearly invisible against your natural smile.
Dr. Grossmann strives to stay up-to-date on advancements in dental technology so that we can save patients time, money, and discomfort during their treatment. At our office in Valley Stream, NY, we provide you with quality care in a welcoming atmosphere where your unique needs are prioritized.
Although tooth decay can start out as a small problem, it can easily spread to neighboring teeth and surrounding tissues if left unattended. By keeping an eye out for decay and seeking treatment early, you can potentially avoid serious oral health problems, as well as more involved and costly treatments like periodontal therapy, root canals, and tooth extractions.
Patients should keep an eye out for early signs of tooth decay, such as:
However, in some cases there may no obvious signs of a cavity. As a result, regular cleanings with your dentist not only keep your smile bright but also serve as an important part of early diagnosis and prevention.
Because fillings require no surgery and only minimal in-office preparation, Dr. Grossmann can place these minor restorations in a single visit. Furthermore, because decay is still in the early stages, patients can preserve most of the original tooth structure. All together, this translates to a substantially more affordable solution for tooth decay. So while not as powerful a restorative option as crowns or dental implants, fillings are ideal for repairing minor damage to a tooth.
At your appointment, Dr. Grossmann will first numb the tooth and surrounding gums in order to make sure that you are comfortable throughout the procedure. After he has removed decay from the affected tooth and washed it out thoroughly, he can apply the composite resin material to the tooth. The doctor can then sculpt this material to the natural contours of your tooth and harden it into its new shape with a specialized ultraviolet light. Finally, he can check your bite and make any necessary modifications to the filling to ensure a comfortable fit.
Tooth-colored fillings are an easy, aesthetic, and affordable solution to minor tooth decay.
Because fillings do not require any special care, maintenance is often straightforward. Patients can keep their restoration clean and functional with regular oral hygiene practices like daily brushing and flossing.
Tooth-colored fillings are an easy, aesthetic, and affordable solution to minor tooth decay. Contact us online or call us today at (516) 825-8054 to speak to one of our staff members or to schedule an appointment.