Cavities & Dental Fillings in Bethpage
Serving the Long Island Community for 50+ Years
Regular dental exams and x-rays can help detect cavities that may be forming. Many people rely on tooth pain to tell them that something is wrong, but cavities don’t usually cause pain until they have grown large enough to affect nerves or to fracture the tooth. Cavities create small holes in the enamel of the tooth, allowing food, debris, and bacteria to enter into the tooth. If left untreated, cavities may also cause a tooth abscess, which is a serious infection that can damage the root or bone, leading to extensive dental work. If a cavity is caught early, the tooth may be cleaned out and filled to help prevent further damage.
Schedule regular exams with our Bethpage dentist at Augenstein Family Dentistry so we can catch cavities before they become a bigger issue. Call (516) 589-7729 to reach our office. We provide dental care for the entire family!
Cavity Detection & Types of Fillings
At Augenstein Family Dentistry, we understand that early detection of cavities is key to ensuring that you do not need extensive root canals or additional treatments. If we find that you have a cavity, we will perform a filling.
Most dental fillings are made of one of the following materials:
- Resin or glass ionomer fillings, which are usually used for baby teeth
- Porcelain fillings, which resemble existing enamel
- Gold fillings, which are long-lasting and highly durable
- Composite fillings, which can be colored to match the tooth
- Amalgam fillings, which are composed of various metals
Each filling material has its own advantages and disadvantages, depending on where the cavity is located, how large it is, and other factors. Our Bethpage dentist can help you determine your best options and fill your cavity promptly and skillfully.
Ensure a Healthy Smile for Every Member of Your Family
Augenstein Family Dentistry offers proficient cavity detection and experienced dental fillings to our patients in our comfortable, welcoming office. We serve adults and children alike with our wide variety of general dentistry services. Our dental practice accepts most major insurance plans and offers affordable financing through CareCredit to make sure our services are also accessible to the uninsured and underinsured.
Call Augenstein Family Dentistry at (516) 589-7729 to book your next appointment!