143 N Long Beach Rd, Suite 3, Rockville Centre, NY 11570

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Imagine a beautiful and complete smile in one day!

When dental decay compromises a tooth’s structural integrity, a filling gets placed to rebuild its natural form and restore its strength and function.

 

Because tooth decay, also known as dental caries, remains one of the most prevalent chronic diseases affecting both children and adults worldwide, procedures to place fillings are routinely performed each and every day.

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According to archaeological findings, for as long as dental problems have existed, there have been efforts to provide emergency and restorative care. 


In fact, attempts to place dental fillings have been found in the skeletal remains of people who lived around the year 8000 BC. 


However, it wasn’t until thousands and thousands of years later, in the 19th century, that a variety of metal fillings, including dental amalgam, appeared on the scene.


Although gold achieved status as a popular restorative material, it was soon apparent that amalgam fillings, consisting of a mixture of mercury and an alloy composed of silver, tin, and copper, offered a less expensive, durable, and simpler alternative.

Until recent decades, the vast majority of dental fillings remained silver-colored, amalgam restorations. However, as dentistry has evolved in the last 50 years, new filling materials have been developed. 


While amalgam fillings are long-lasting and durable, today’s newer materials offer the benefits of being mercury-free, metal-free, and much more aesthetic. 


These “tooth-colored or white fillings” invisibly restore the form and function of the involved tooth, while seamlessly blending in with the remaining tooth structure and the entire smile.

At the office of Joshua Bratt DMD PC, we provide precise and gentle treatment and maintain a position at the forefront of advances in care to provide patients with the highest quality of aesthetically pleasing and durable dental fillings.

What are the different types of dental fillings?

While traditional dental materials like gold and amalgam have been in use for over a century, recent advances in dental technology have made a more expansive and improved selection of restorative choices widely available. 


Beyond offering strength and durability, these new filling materials provide aesthetically pleasing and natural-looking results.

Some commonly used filling materials include the following:

  • Composite Fillings
    • Composite fillings, which are frequently referred to as either “tooth-colored fillings” or “white fillings,” consist of a combination of biocompatible resins and finely ground, glass-like filler materials that become strong and durable when set. 
    • Composite fillings adhere to natural tooth structure through a bonding process, which also serves to seal and strengthen the tooth. Beyond providing a close match to your natural tooth color, a composite filling does not require removing of as much tooth structure for placement, nor are they subject to expansion or contraction with temperature changes as is the case with dental amalgams.
  • Silver Fillings (Amalgam)
    • For many years, amalgam fillings represented the standard of care for restoring decayed teeth. While they don’t offer the cosmetic appeal of other types of filling materials, amalgam restorations are strong, durable, and less likely than some other types of fillings to break or wear down.
  • Glass Ionomers
    • Another type of white filling material, glass ionomer cements bond to the tooth’s surface to provide a tight seal between the tooth and surrounding oral environment. Besides offering a natural-looking restoration, glass ionomer cements slowly release fluoride to strengthen and help protect the involved tooth from future decay.
  • Ceramic Fillings
    • Ceramic fillings, inlays, and onlays are fabricated from the highest quality of dental porcelain and ceramics. As the most stain and wear-resistant option in tooth-colored fillings, these restorations offer durable, attractive, and long-lasting results.
  • Gold Fillings
    • Far less common these days and more expensive than any of the other materials, gold fillings remain excellent restorations. With excellent physical and chemical properties, gold fillings are strong, long-lasting, kind to the surrounding tissues, and remain stable over time.

How are cavities treated?

Once our office has a chance to assess your smile, we’ll advise you of our findings and outline a comprehensive treatment plan to help ensure your smile is healthy and functions at its best. 

 

If any tooth decay is detected, we’ll schedule appointments to treat those cavities and place the fillings or restorations that are needed.

At the office of Joshua Bratt DMD PC, patient care and comfort are our top priorities. 

 

While treating cavities and placing fillings are among the most routine procedures in dentistry, our office understands you have questions and concerns and will keep you well informed every step of the way.

Treating a cavity involves the precise and gentle removal of decayed and damaged tooth structure and any preparation of the remaining tooth structure needed to secure your new filling. 


Although every patient and every smile is different, you can expect your visit to take about an hour.

What Do I Need To Know Following The Placement Of My New Filling?

At the office of Joshua Bratt DMD PC, our goal is to help our patients enjoy optimal oral health and to keep them well informed every step of the way.

 

Immediately after the placement of a new filling, it’s essential to keep the following in mind:

  • Until the anesthesia wears off
  • Now that your tooth has been restored and rebuilt, it may feel slightly different
  • You may experience short-term sensitivity
  • Caring for your new restoration

We’re passionate about what we do and dedicated to providing the highest quality of care. If you have any additional questions or concerns, feel free to contact our office.

Dr. Joshua Bratt Rockville Centre, NY, Dentistry

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Donald B.
Donald B.
23:10 01 Mar 23
Great experience!
Bill C.
Bill C.
13:12 23 Feb 23
Dr. Bratt is not only a great dentist, he is also a very good person. He cares about his patients. In my case he took care of me with my first crown. He took me through it step by step and help me through this difficult situation. His entire office is just as great!!! Thank you Dr. Bratt!!!
THERESA M.
THERESA M.
13:40 16 Feb 23
Dolly M.
Dolly M.
19:45 15 Feb 23
he's a very kind and caring dentist. Highly recommend ✨️❤️.
- Dolly Margolin
Bruce P.
Bruce P.
13:06 09 Feb 23
The care was excellent
Terri K.
Terri K.
17:46 02 Feb 23
Bernadette C.
Bernadette C.
16:57 20 Jan 23
Dr. Bratt and staff are top notch when it comes to all aspects of dental care! They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable from the minute you walk in the door until you leave!I have been to various dentists on Long Island but none of them compare to Dr. Bratt and his staff...a well oiled machine!!
Andrea T.
Andrea T.
13:02 20 Jan 23
Howard S.
Howard S.
13:09 23 Dec 22
Any does a fantastic job cleaning my teethI’m very comfortable with herThanks Amy
Jonathan S.
Jonathan S.
14:29 14 Dec 22
Dr. Bratt and his team are efficient, incredibly thorough, immaculate, professional, and super friendly. Every time I’ve been, they have seen me on-time. The cleaning provided is really detail-oriented and thorough. They are incredibly attentive to patients’ needs and questions and have the best bedside manner. Dr. Bratt seems very up to date in his practice, provides a quick visual oral cancer screening during his exam, and would never recommend a procedure that is not necessary. If you’re in need of an outstanding dentist, I highly recommend Dr. Bratt and his team!
Andrea H.
Andrea H.
13:08 14 Dec 22
Dr. Joshua Bratt, receptionist Ms. Jennifer, & his assistant Mrs. Santa are awesome, kind and a dream. I feel like I was given first class treatment & they are all GOD 🙏🏾👑 sent. ❣️💯‼️
Aristotel P.
Aristotel P.
17:22 24 Nov 22
Very professional and caring practice. Excellent service.
Suzanne A.
Suzanne A.
13:50 21 Nov 22
A wonderful dental appointment. Very professional, great staff. Always on time. Great result!!!!!
Freddie L.
Freddie L.
12:04 17 Oct 22
Dr.Bratt continuesly provides expert dental care in a warm,exceptionally clean environment. I am so glad he is my dentist!!
michael S.
michael S.
12:03 12 Oct 22
Everyone at the office always greet you with a smile. Dr Bratt is extremely thorough in his examination and I feel my teeth are well taken care of. He is always concerned as to how his patient is feeling during the examination. Santa makes me feel relaxed while she is assisting Dr Bratt. After my visit with Amy I know my teeth and gums are well cleaned and inspected for any potential problems. I truly recommend anyone seeking a professional dentist to call Dr Bratt’s office.
Rosemary F.
Rosemary F.
12:14 30 Sep 22
That was the best experience of root canal I every had, I was very comfortable and the staff is beautiful and caring ❤.
Ann Marie C.
Ann Marie C.
01:33 01 Sep 22
Dr. Bratt and his staff are very friendly and welcoming. They made me relaxed and comfortable throughout my procedures. Yesterday was my third visit to the practice. I am very pleased that I made the decision to have Dr. Bratt take care of all my dental needs.
Rose M.
Rose M.
21:09 11 Aug 22
My Pete was in need (desperately) of a dentist and knowing how beyond fearful he is I set out to find one. I just googled and saw dr bratt had all 5 star reviews so I looked him up and honestly besides the reviews being the deciding factor he had the nicest face! He looked kind and I made the appt! Well Pete was terrified as I’m sure dr bratt will agree but he’s been w him through teeth extractions then dentures and now goes without complaint or trembling 😂! And best of all no painful experiences!!If you are at all nervous or just want a great dentist give him a try!! Thanks for taking care of Pete dr bratt before he lost all his teeth!Rose
Amanda T.
Amanda T.
18:16 29 Jun 22
I’m a extremely anxious patient when it comes to dental work. They go above and beyond to make me feel at ease and comfortable. Dr bratt spends time explaining all my options too.
Raniris M.
Raniris M.
22:29 22 Jun 22
Corey L.
Corey L.
19:14 21 Jun 22
Russo S.
Russo S.
16:39 26 Apr 22
Dom
Dom
20:24 08 Mar 22
timothy H.
timothy H.
17:54 05 Mar 22
Great experience! Extremely polite all around. Everyone made me feel very welcome. Thorough, very clear and enjoyable bedside manner. Can’t wait to go back for my filling. 😃
Victoria R.
Victoria R.
01:30 24 Feb 22
Amy is the best hygienist she is thorough careful and most of all very professional
V F.
V F.
02:08 22 Feb 22
Jenn’s warm welcoming approach led me to select this dental care office among other dentists with referrals. She gave me a clue how friendly and professional this dental team is.Amy has featherweight hands, skillful and she gave me high quality prophylactic treatment which I haven’t experienced from prior hygienists. She is very professional and shared constructive dental care advice.Although this was my first visit, I felt comfortable and confident in Dr. Bratt’s knowledge and dental care expertise.
William Hempstead J.
William Hempstead J.
13:56 10 Feb 22
Thiana P.
Thiana P.
20:08 05 Feb 22
Michael
Michael
23:11 27 Jan 22
Dr Bratt is the absolute best
jocelyn S.
jocelyn S.
20:40 19 Jan 22
The staff is very friendly and the office is very clean. They made me feel right at home! I would recommend this dentist for sure!
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Donald B.
Donald B.
23:10 01 Mar 23
Great experience!
Bill C.
Bill C.
13:12 23 Feb 23
Dr. Bratt is not only a great dentist, he is also a very good person. He cares about his patients. In my case he took care of me with my first crown. He took me through it step by step and help me through this difficult situation. His entire office is just as great!!! Thank you Dr. Bratt!!!
THERESA M.
THERESA M.
13:40 16 Feb 23
Dolly M.
Dolly M.
19:45 15 Feb 23
he's a very kind and caring dentist. Highly recommend ✨️❤️.
- Dolly Margolin
Bruce P.
Bruce P.
13:06 09 Feb 23
The care was excellent
Terri K.
Terri K.
17:46 02 Feb 23
Bernadette C.
Bernadette C.
16:57 20 Jan 23
Dr. Bratt and staff are top notch when it comes to all aspects of dental care! They go out of their way to make you feel comfortable from the minute you walk in the door until you leave!I have been to various dentists on Long Island but none of them compare to Dr. Bratt and his staff...a well oiled machine!!
Andrea T.
Andrea T.
13:02 20 Jan 23
Howard S.
Howard S.
13:09 23 Dec 22
Any does a fantastic job cleaning my teethI’m very comfortable with herThanks Amy
Jonathan S.
Jonathan S.
14:29 14 Dec 22
Dr. Bratt and his team are efficient, incredibly thorough, immaculate, professional, and super friendly. Every time I’ve been, they have seen me on-time. The cleaning provided is really detail-oriented and thorough. They are incredibly attentive to patients’ needs and questions and have the best bedside manner. Dr. Bratt seems very up to date in his practice, provides a quick visual oral cancer screening during his exam, and would never recommend a procedure that is not necessary. If you’re in need of an outstanding dentist, I highly recommend Dr. Bratt and his team!
Andrea H.
Andrea H.
13:08 14 Dec 22
Dr. Joshua Bratt, receptionist Ms. Jennifer, & his assistant Mrs. Santa are awesome, kind and a dream. I feel like I was given first class treatment & they are all GOD 🙏🏾👑 sent. ❣️💯‼️
Aristotel P.
Aristotel P.
17:22 24 Nov 22
Very professional and caring practice. Excellent service.
Suzanne A.
Suzanne A.
13:50 21 Nov 22
A wonderful dental appointment. Very professional, great staff. Always on time. Great result!!!!!
Freddie L.
Freddie L.
12:04 17 Oct 22
Dr.Bratt continuesly provides expert dental care in a warm,exceptionally clean environment. I am so glad he is my dentist!!
michael S.
michael S.
12:03 12 Oct 22
Everyone at the office always greet you with a smile. Dr Bratt is extremely thorough in his examination and I feel my teeth are well taken care of. He is always concerned as to how his patient is feeling during the examination. Santa makes me feel relaxed while she is assisting Dr Bratt. After my visit with Amy I know my teeth and gums are well cleaned and inspected for any potential problems. I truly recommend anyone seeking a professional dentist to call Dr Bratt’s office.
Rosemary F.
Rosemary F.
12:14 30 Sep 22
That was the best experience of root canal I every had, I was very comfortable and the staff is beautiful and caring ❤.
Ann Marie C.
Ann Marie C.
01:33 01 Sep 22
Dr. Bratt and his staff are very friendly and welcoming. They made me relaxed and comfortable throughout my procedures. Yesterday was my third visit to the practice. I am very pleased that I made the decision to have Dr. Bratt take care of all my dental needs.
Rose M.
Rose M.
21:09 11 Aug 22
My Pete was in need (desperately) of a dentist and knowing how beyond fearful he is I set out to find one. I just googled and saw dr bratt had all 5 star reviews so I looked him up and honestly besides the reviews being the deciding factor he had the nicest face! He looked kind and I made the appt! Well Pete was terrified as I’m sure dr bratt will agree but he’s been w him through teeth extractions then dentures and now goes without complaint or trembling 😂! And best of all no painful experiences!!If you are at all nervous or just want a great dentist give him a try!! Thanks for taking care of Pete dr bratt before he lost all his teeth!Rose
Amanda T.
Amanda T.
18:16 29 Jun 22
I’m a extremely anxious patient when it comes to dental work. They go above and beyond to make me feel at ease and comfortable. Dr bratt spends time explaining all my options too.
Raniris M.
Raniris M.
22:29 22 Jun 22
Corey L.
Corey L.
19:14 21 Jun 22
Russo S.
Russo S.
16:39 26 Apr 22
Dom
Dom
20:24 08 Mar 22
timothy H.
timothy H.
17:54 05 Mar 22
Great experience! Extremely polite all around. Everyone made me feel very welcome. Thorough, very clear and enjoyable bedside manner. Can’t wait to go back for my filling. 😃
Victoria R.
Victoria R.
01:30 24 Feb 22
Amy is the best hygienist she is thorough careful and most of all very professional
V F.
V F.
02:08 22 Feb 22
Jenn’s warm welcoming approach led me to select this dental care office among other dentists with referrals. She gave me a clue how friendly and professional this dental team is.Amy has featherweight hands, skillful and she gave me high quality prophylactic treatment which I haven’t experienced from prior hygienists. She is very professional and shared constructive dental care advice.Although this was my first visit, I felt comfortable and confident in Dr. Bratt’s knowledge and dental care expertise.
William Hempstead J.
William Hempstead J.
13:56 10 Feb 22
Thiana P.
Thiana P.
20:08 05 Feb 22
Michael
Michael
23:11 27 Jan 22
Dr Bratt is the absolute best
jocelyn S.
jocelyn S.
20:40 19 Jan 22
The staff is very friendly and the office is very clean. They made me feel right at home! I would recommend this dentist for sure!
Joshua P.
Joshua P.
19:49 13 Jan 22
I needed some dental insurance and I was looking around in Rockville Centre when I saw a membership option with Dr. Bratt. I signed up and started my exams which I’ll follow up later with some type of treatments. Great staff who made the experience easy thank you! 🦷🪥👋🤝
dl2002
dl2002
17:37 30 Dec 21
Dr Bratt and his staff have been a great experience for me. I have had a pass experience with a dentist that was not good. Dr Bratt took my concerns and consideration and made my experience so much better. I would recommend this to anyone that wants a real dentist to take care of you. Thank you for taking care of me!
tim B.
tim B.
21:14 15 Dec 21
Dr. Bratt is a true professional as is his entire staff. His excellent sense of humor is a very nice added benefit especially when seeing the dentist, one of my least favorite places to visit. I would recommend him and his team to anyone seeking a top notch dentist.
Elizabeth C.
Elizabeth C.
16:43 13 Dec 21
Dr Bratt and his staff are very professional and do a great job! The office is clean and they take all COVID precautions. I would highly recommend them.
Chris R.
Chris R.
22:49 29 Sep 21
Found doctor Bratt through a referral after a recent move back home to Long Island. When I first moved, I was very concerned because I had finally (after so many years) found a dentist that I liked in NJ.

I was so satisfied that I contemplated driving back there for dental visits, but I gave the referral a chance and tried Dr Bratt's office. I am happy to say that I could not be more pleased with my decision.

Let's be honest, for most people the dentist office is not a enjoyable experience, but the doctor and staff can have a significant impact on that either in a positive or negative fashion.

Dr. Bratt has such a welcoming demeanor and truly cares for his patients. He takes his time to ensure you are comfortable throughout any procedure. Trish who works the front desk is always friendly and helpful whether on the phone or in person.

Tina and Amy (his hygienists) are equally as comforting, caring, and extremely proficient. After so many negative experiences over my lifetime at the dentist, it is nice to find a place where I am cared for as a patient and not just rushed through the door.
Elena M.
Elena M.
03:39 25 Aug 21
Michael I.
Michael I.
13:56 14 Aug 21
Laura Braney-Block W.
Laura Braney-Block W.
23:06 23 Jun 21
I needed a tooth extracted. I was so nervous. Dr Bratt was wonderful, he explained everything and put me at ease. The tooth was out before I knew it and I didn't feel a thing. Very professional, amazing staff, if you need a dentist Dr Joshua Bratt is one of the best.
Ryan D.
Ryan D.
13:36 10 Jun 21
Dr. Bratt and staff are friendly and efficient.It's easy to make an appointment and is a great overall experience.
Mary L.
Mary L.
04:31 09 May 21
The professionalism and friendliness of Dr. Bratt and his staff is outstanding. Dr. Bratt is very nice and informative. I couldn't be happier with the results and service I was given. Every visit is like visiting friends. Wonderful group of people! '
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • If the pleasure of eating a delicious bowl of ice cream or sipping a soothing cup of tea gets overshadowed by dental pain that makes you wince; it’s time to contact our office. As skilled providers of care, we’ll determine what’s causing your discomfort and perform the treatment required to alleviate your symptoms and get you back on the road to oral health.
  • Cavities develop because of an infectious process that causes progressive damage to tooth structure. Despite starting as a pinpoint defect on the outermost enamel layer of your tooth, untreated dental decay progressively compromises more and more healthy tooth structure as it works its way to the inner layers of your tooth.
  • Yes, you can still develop tooth decay on other surfaces of the tooth, around the margins of an old filling, or in fewer instances, recurrent decay underneath it. For this reason, it’s essential to maintain excellent oral hygiene, a diet low in sugary beverages and sweets, and be sure to visit our office for routine checkups and care. While tooth decay is second only to the common cold in frequency, it’s almost entirely preventable.
  • We value the time and comfort of our patients. If cavities are located on adjacent teeth, or in the same section of your smile, it may be possible to treat more than one tooth during your visit. However, how much is done each visit depends on several factors. We keep our patients well informed and tailor every treatment plan and visit to address their unique needs.
  • Addressing concerns on the presence of elemental mercury in silver fillings, the American Dental Association (ADA), The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the FDA, and the World Health Organization have all stated that amalgam restorations do not pose a risk to health. However, individuals with allergies or sensitivities to the metals in dental amalgam are advised to pursue other restorative options.
  • Dental fillings are performed under local anesthesia to help ensure your comfort throughout the entire procedure. The involved tooth remains completely numb for the extent of your visit. Within one or two hours after the procedure is completed, the local anesthetic will gradually wear off, and normal sensations return.
  • A tooth-colored composite filling is fully hardened and set by the end of your visit. However, we may advise you to wait a couple of hours until the local anesthesia has completely worn off. This advice is to help ensure you don’t accidentally bite your lip, cheek, or tongue while still numb.
  • The lifetime of a dental filling varies depending on the type of material used. While popular dental materials can last a decade or more with proper care, they can degrade over time, wear down, or even break. When this happens, you may experience some tooth sensitivity, a jagged edge, or a loose or dislodged piece of filling material. Whatever the case may be, it’s essential to get the filling replaced before the tooth sustains further damage or other consequences arise. Beyond taking good care of your smile we can help ensure the longevity of your fillings, our office regularly checks the status of your existing fillings as part of a routine checkup exam.
  • Dental insurances typically cover the cost of dental fillings. While we work with you to maximize your insurance benefits, there may still be an out-of-pocket expense. At the office of Joshua Bratt DMD PC, we strive to help you begin care without any additional financial stress or delay.