Fillings Specialist

Glad Dental P.C.

Dentists located in Bronx, NY

Fillings are used to treat and strengthen decayed teeth and help prevent the spread of infection. Dr. Yakobashvili offers the best in care for tooth fillings at Glad Dental P.C. located in the Bronx, New York.

Fillings Q & A

What are fillings?

Dental fillings can be used for filling and sealing a cavity to prevent further decay or damage to the tooth. They can also be used to repair cracked, worn down or broken teeth. There are several different types of filling materials available including gold, porcelain, silver amalgam, tooth-colored, plastic, and composite resin fillings. No one type of filling is best for everyone. Dr. Yakobashvili will work with you to determine which filling is right for you.

What is the procedure like?

The procedure for filling a tooth involves preparing the surrounding areas to restore the damage. Any decay or damage around the tooth is removed with a dental handpiece or laser. Next, the tooth is isolated to prevent moisture from interfering with the bonding process. The bonding procedure requires placing various adhesives and the filling material, which is then hardened with a special bonding light. The completed composite restoration is both functional and natural looking.

What is aftercare like?

After the cavity has been filled, Dr. Yakobashvili will give you detailed instructions and answer any questions on how to prevent decay from forming under or around the filling, or in other teeth. This can involve brushing twice a day with fluoride toothpaste and flossing with dental floss or an interdental cleaner once a day. It’s also important to keep regular appointments with Dr. Yakobashvili at Glad Dental P.C. These routine check-ups and cleanings will make sure you have continued optimal oral health. Dr. Yakobashvili also may suggest sealants that can be placed over your molars to prevent the buildup of plaque and decay, along with the use of fluoride mouth rinses as an additional preventive measure. Call Glad Dental P.C. or book your appointment online today if you need a filling. Glad Dental P.C. is currently welcoming new patients and accepts most forms of insurance.