Dental Fillings in Locust Valley
A smart and healthy choice for your smile
What happens if I have a cavity?
Cavities can happen to anyone. In fact, over 95% of people will get a cavity in their lifetime, no matter how well they brush or floss. Brushing, flossing, and regular trips to the dentist for cleanings and exams can reduce your risk of tooth decay. But your unique genetic makeup and other factors play a role, too.
At Locust Valley Dentists, Dr. Adrianne Koster is known for her skillful, modern, and gentle approach to restoring cavities. Additionally, her focus is on prevention, educating patients and helping them minimize their tooth decay risk. Keep reading to learn more about what to expect from your visit to Locust Valley Dentists.
Dr. Koster’s approach to fillings
Early detection of cavities allows for a more conservative, wait-and-see approach, only recommending a filling when needed.
If a filling is called for, Dr. Koster begins by making sure you feel comfortable, relaxed, and fully numb before getting started.
Dr. Koster uses a rubber dam to create a sterile field and prevent the ingestion of harmful materials.
Next, Dr. Koster carefully removes the decayed tooth structure and prepares your tooth’s surface for the filling.
The use of tooth-colored composite fillings is better for your long term health and avoids the risks of mercury toxicity.
The filling is precisely shaped and bonded securely in place. Dr. Koster will check your bite and make any final adjustments.
Why Dr. Koster prefers tooth-colored composite fillings
Compared to mercury amalgam (silver) fillings, tooth-colored composite fillings:
- Eliminate the risk of mercury toxicity
- Require removal of less healthy tooth structure
- Look as good or better than natural teeth
- Protect teeth against cracks and fractures
Meet your dentist
While working at several of the top cosmetic dental practices in Manhattan, Dr. Adrianne Koster developed her unique approach to dental fillings. Using modern composite fillings, she can create smiles that are both beautiful and healthy.
She has been named a “Top New York Dentist” each year since 2016 because of her:
- Attention to detail and skill
- Warm, caring, and attentive approach to patient care
- Emphasis on comfort and satisfaction
- Continued study of the latest dental technology
- Passion for changing lives
Is Locust Valley Dentists right for you?
At Locust Valley Dentists, you always come first. We begin every appointment by listening to you. You’re encouraged to share any concerns about how your smile looks or feels.
We’ll answer your questions and review the treatment options available to you, including dental fillings.
We’ll talk about:
- Common causes of tooth decay
- Dangers of mercury fillings
- Which toothbrush and floss to use
- Proper brushing and flossing techniques
- Why Dr. Koster’s uses a rubber dam during fillings
- Which foods to eat to reduce your risk of cavities
- How to maintain a healthy and beautiful smile for years to come
If you’re nervous about visiting the dentist, don’t worry.
At Locust Valley Dentists, we are known for being gentle, warm, and friendly.
To decrease anxiety during treatment we offer our patients:
This will be the most relaxing and comfortable dental experience of your life!
- Convenient office hours to fit the busiest schedules
- There’s never any stress or judgment here
- Our modern, calm, and relaxing office is one of a kind
- Learn how our modern fillings improve your health and appearance
No Insurance? No problem.
Even if you don’t have dental insurance, you can still get the healthy and beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed about! At Locust Valley Dentists, we offer a variety of financing options. We’re here to answer all of your questions.
Insurance & Financing
For your filling, our office is able to work with many PPO insurance providers.
Our friendly front office team will help you file your claim and maximize your insurance benefits. If you don’t see your provider listed or if you have questions about payment options, contact our office to learn more.
" Dr. Koster is a great dentist who is patient, attentive, and gentle. She took the time to explain every treatment option available and made sure that all of my questions and concerns were addressed. The staff is very friendly and always willing to work around my schedule. I would definitely recommend Dr. Koster for your dental care. "
- Jeniza K.
" I love this office! Dr Koster knows what she’s doing and has great staff that are friendly and professional! What I appreciate the most is her attention to detail, looking out for my best interest and letting me know what’s happening with my health so I can take better care of myself. This Doctor is truly someone who cares about her patients!!! "
- Renee S.
" Dr. Adrianne Koster is Amazing! She is caring, gentle, extremely personable, and provides exceptional dentistry. The staff is very professional and nice. Thank you! I love my new smile. "
- Maria G.
The dentist will see you soon.
Book your appointment online or call (516) 759-2288. We can’t wait to meet you!