Dental Fillings: Everything You Need to Know

Dental Fillings: Everything You Need to Know

Are you experiencing a toothache or tooth sensitivity lately? Notice it looks like you have a hole in your tooth? You may be suffering from tooth decay and have a cavity! At the practice of Dr. Heejoo Pyon, DDS we are proud to offer dental fillings for our patients interested in repairing and restoring their affected tooth.

About Dental Fillings

A dental filling (also commonly referred to as a restoration) is a treatment option which is used to restore the function, strength and appearance of a tooth which has been affected by decay and or damage. Once placed, the dental filling can help to reduce the risk of future complications such as more cavity formation.

When Are Dental Fillings Required?

At the office of Dr. Heejoo Pyon, DDS, we recommend dental fillings when a patient is experiencing dental decay or has sustained an injury to a tooth. Neglecting to treat teeth which have chips, cracks, cavities or even fractures can result in complications such as infected teeth and teeth roots, ultimately requiring more costly and invasive treatment options.

Different Types of Dental Fillings

When it comes to dental fillings, there are actually numerous materials which can be used for the restoration. These materials include amalgam, gold, porcelain and even composite resin. Depending upon the location of the decay/damage, severity of damage, patient allergies and budget different materials may be recommended for different patients.

Get Dental Fillings in New York, NY

Think that you may have a cavity? Schedule an appointment with Dr. Heejoo Pyon, DDS today! We’d be happy to evaluate your oral health to determine if a dental filling in New York is necessary.

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