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Mastic Cavity Treatment

Treating Cavities in Mastic

Mastic Cavity Treatment

Mastic Cavity Treatment

If you have pain in your tooth when you eat something sweet, it is likely that you have a dental cavity. If this is the case, visit us at Contemporary Dental Associates. One of our two expert dentists, Dr. Dean Delle Donne or Dr. Anthony DeLio, will provide you with excellent Mastic cavity treatment.

When a patient comes to us needing Mastic cavity treatment, our dentist will first need to remove all decay from the patient’s tooth, and then provide the patient’s tooth with a dental filling. At our office, we offer two different types of dental fillings; we offer both the traditional silver amalgam fillings, as well as the newer tooth-colored composite fillings. Our dentist will make a recommendation on the type of filling which should be used. This recommendation is generally based on the size and location of the cavity. You will also want to check with your insurance company beforehand to make sure that they cover the tooth-colored fillings. This is because tooth-colored fillings may be more expensive since they are more time-consuming to install. Silver amalgam fillings have some benefits. Since the material is so strong, it can easily withstand the vigorous chewing forces that it will encounter in your mouth. For this reason silver amalgam fillings are generally recommended for the flat chewing surfaces of your molars. Silver amalgam fillings will also last longer in your mouth, and will not be likely to break or chip. They are also recommended for larger cavities However, silver amalgam fillings are not particularly attractive. For this reason, many people prefer to have tooth-colored fillings when they have dental decay on the front of a tooth. An additional benefit of tooth-colored fillings is that they call for less removal of the natural tooth enamel, in order to be placed. These fillings will also strengthen your tooth since the fillings are actually bonded to the tooth.

For an appointment to see our dentists for Mastic cavity treatment, contact us today.

Contemporary Dental Associates
110 Montauk Highway
Moriches, New York 11955
(631) 693-4106

Mastic Dentist

Dental fillings in Mastic

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Mastic dentist

Cavities are a common problem in people that can happen when food debris gets caught in between the gum and the teeth, causing bacteria to decay the enamel and surrounding area. At Contemporary Dental Associates, our Mastic dentist can perform dental fillings and cavity treatment for you and your family as needed.

A cavity happens when bacteria decays the teeth and forms a hole. Soon, the hole is exposed to air and other particles, becoming painful. Symptoms of a cavity may be tooth pain, sensitivity to heat and cold, swelling and redness. With our Mastic dentist, dental fillings can be done in just one sitting. Most fillings are made from a composite resin material, gold, amalgam, or porcelain. Ceramic and composite are the most commonly used to their durability and strength. They are also a good match to real teeth due to their ability to reflect light, so are aesthetically pleasing to the eye.

To treat the tooth, our Mastic dentist will remove the decayed portion and then fill the hole left by the decayed area with the filling material. The entire process is quick and painless. We may administer a local numbing agent to the gum area around the tooth being filled, for comfort, before drilling. If all the decay has been removed, we will then clean the area of bacteria and debris before finishing the filling. A special light is used to cure the area and harden it before shaping it to the desired result. After the filling has dried, we will then trim off the excess and polish it to match the surrounding teeth.

110 Montauk Highway,
Moriches, New York 11955
631-693-4106