Ask Your Dentist About Receiving a Dental Filling for Tooth Decay

Dr. Anthony Foster often recommends a dental filling to treat a tooth that has a cavity and replace any missing tooth structure. With dental fillings at Foster Dental, we can repair and strengthen your tooth to keep it healthy for years to come.

To begin the process of placing a dental filling, we numb the area with a local anesthetic. Then, Dr. Anthony Foster removes the decay and cleans all bacteria and debris from the tooth. The dental filling itself is added in layers, and each layer is “cured,” or hardened with a special light. Finally, the finished dental filling is shaped, trimmed, and polished.

There is no special treatment to care for a dental filling, but practicing good oral hygiene habits can protect the tooth from future decay. By brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing at least once a day, as well as undergoing regular dental cleanings and exams at the dentist, you can enjoy excellent dental health. Please contact us immediately if you notice any concerns with your dental filling, including tooth sensitivity and sharp edges.

Many patients wonder about the insurance coverage for dental fillings, and while dental insurance plans typically cover the cost of silver fillings, they may only cover a composite filling to the equivalent of a silver filling, and you will be responsible for the remaining fee. However, you can and should contact your dental insurance in advance to learn more about your coverage options.

We invite you to schedule your visit to Foster Dental if you are interested in receiving a dental filling in Brooklyn, New York, and would like to speak with our dentist. Call 718-673-8060 today!

Author Anthony H. Foster, DMD

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