General & Cosmetic Dentistry located in South Beach, Miami, FL and Midtown, New York, NY


Fillings services offered in South Beach, Miami, FL and Midtown, New York, NY

Dental decay and minor tooth damage could become more concerning if left untreated. At Shara Miller, DDS, with two offices in Miami, Florida, and the Midtown area of New York City, New York, general and cosmetic dentist Dr. Miller and her expert team offer tooth-colored fillings to restore the beautiful smiles of patients. Call the nearest office to schedule an appointment or book one online today.


What are fillings?


Fillings at Shara Miller, DDS are made of tooth-colored dental materials that blend in perfectly with the color and shape of your natural teeth. Fillings restore teeth that are decaying or damaged. They can reduce the risk of more serious oral health problems.

What are fillings used for?


 Shara Miller, DDS may use fillings to repair teeth that are:


  • Decaying
  • Cracked
  • Chipped
  • Discolored
  • Imperfect


Fillings you receive at Shara Miller, DDS can replace old fillings that have fallen out or become damaged.


If you have more severe tooth decay or damage, your dental specialist may suggest a root canal or a crown, which is a tooth-like dental cap that fits over the entire surface of your tooth.


If you have minor tooth decay, your specialist could recommend watchful waiting or fluoride treatment rather than dental fillings.

Are fillings right for me?


Shara Miller, DDS, discusses your oral health history, examines your gums and teeth, and often takes dental X-rays to determine if you're a candidate for tooth-colored fillings. Your provider then personalizes a dental restoration treatment plan that’s best for you.

What happens during filing placement?


Your dentist can numb the treatment area if needed prior to placing the filling to maximize comfort. They may remove a small portion of your tooth's decayed area, clean it, and apply specialized filling materials to targeted areas of the tooth. Your dentist can use a special type of light to harden each filling before polishing treated teeth.

What should I expect after my treatment?


There’s no downtime after the filling is placed, so you can resume a normal routine right away. Your tooth could feel a little sensitive for a short time, but it heals quickly. Take good care of your teeth and gums at home by brushing after meals, flossing daily, and not chewing on ice, hard candy, or other hard objects. Call Shara Miller, DDS, if your filling becomes loose or falls out.


To find out if you need a dental filling, schedule an appointment with Shara Miller, DDS, by phone or online today.