Fillings Specialist

Fedele C. Vero, DDS and Alexei Bondarev, DDS

General Dentists located in Scarsdale, NY

If you have a cavity and allow it to go untreated, your tooth can suffer further damage. The team at the practice of Fedele C. Vero, DDS and Alexei Bondarev, DDS, in Scarsdale, New York, protects your oral health, providing dental fillings for your teeth that have decay. To find out if you need fillings for cavities, call or use the online booking tool today to schedule a dental exam.

Fillings Q & A

What are fillings?

When bacteria grows and settles on your teeth, it can cause decay, which breaks down the enamel that covers the structure of your teeth. The bacteria can eventually cause a hole to develop in your tooth. If it continues to burrow deeper, it can reach sensitive nerve endings, causing pain and more dental issues.

To repair a cavity, your dentist fills your hole with a dental filling, repairing and returning it to its normal shape and function. Fillings can also prevent additional harm to your tooth by blocking bacteria from getting to it in the future.

What materials are dental fillings?

Dental fillings can be different materials, including:

  • Gold
  • Porcelain
  • Silver amalgam
  • Composite resin
  • Glass ionomer

Composite resin fillings have become more popular in recent years due to their color that can match your other teeth, making them almost unnoticeable.

How can composite fillings benefit me?

All dental fillings close off the ability for bacteria to enter the targeted area, but composite fillings offer additional advantages. The material bonds to your teeth and forms a strong, protective seal, making them secure for a very long time.

Composite fillings also look like your natural tooth, so you can enjoy the cosmetic benefit of their appearance, which looks invisible to the naked eye. 

If you have gold or silver-colored fillings that need replacing, or if you simply want to have them swapped out for composite fillings, the team at Dr. Vero’s office can remove your old fillings and replace them with natural-looking fillings.

How do I take care of my fillings?

Immediately following your procedure, your dental professional gives guidance on what foods to avoid for several hours. 

Additional recommendations include:

  • Brushing your teeth at least twice a day
  • Flossing at least once a day
  • Eating a balanced diet
  • Keeping routine dental checkups

Fillings repair your damaged tooth, allowing full function of your oral health. They also protect your teeth from developing tooth decay again.

To schedule an appointment for a dental exam, or to consult about replacing old fillings, call the friendly office of Fedele C. Vero, DDS and Alexei Bondarev, DDS, or book your visit online today.