Cavities are treated with fillings. The decayed portion of the tooth is removed, and then our gentle dentist will fill the area. When filling a tooth, our dentist numbs the area around the tooth to ensure your comfort and then uses a drill or laser to remove the decayed area of the tooth. The area is tested to ensure that all decay has been removed. The dentist then cleans the area, fills it in with the chosen filling material, and polishes it. Fillings can also be used to repair cracked or worn down teeth.
We are pleased to offer white (composite) fillings at our office. White fillings are made from glass or quartz in resin. Dr. Eftihia Thomopoulos can closely match the color of the filling to the color of your teeth, ensuring that your restoration looks aesthetic and natural. Composite fillings are chemically bonded to the tooth, providing more support and ensuring that your tooth stays strong and health. Because the filling is bonded, less drilling is required in preparation so we can preserve more of the natural tooth structure. To learn more about their benefits, and to see if a white dental filling in Rego Park, New York, is right for your smile, we invite you to call or visit our office today.