Tooth-Colored Fillings in New York City, NY

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Dental cavities are a common problem that is created when bacteria attack your enamel. In the past, dental cavities were filled with a material called amalgam, a combination of metals such as mercury or silver. Now we know that amalgam fillings don't bond very well with the teeth and the mercury may be dangerous to your general health. At East Village Dental Center, our dentists use tooth-colored fillings made with composite resin to fill and protect cavities. We can also remove old metal fillings and apply composite resin fillings for a more reliable and attractive treatment of cavities. To learn more about aesthetic dental fillings, contact our New York, NY office to schedule a consultation.

Tooth-colored fillings usually cover decayed enamel once it is cleaned. At our Manhattan East Village office, we use composite resin to create tooth-colored fillings. Not only is this a strong, durable material, but it mimics the color of the teeth for a seamless smile. Composite resin is a versatile material that can be used to address other concerns with your teeth, such as cracks or excessive wear on the enamel from teeth grinding (bruxism). Since the composite resin is colored to match your teeth, tooth-colored fillings may be used on the back and front teeth. If you have metal fillings, talk to our team about getting them removed and redone with tooth-colored fillings.

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Getting a tooth-colored filling at East Village Dental Center is usually relatively easy. The area surrounding the cavity will be numbed with a local anesthetic to minimize your discomfort. After you are ready, the infected enamel can be removed using a special drill that we will select based on where the cavity is located and the level of decay. Once the enamel is cleared away and the area is cleaned, the space will be filled in with the composite material and hardened. We will polish the filling so it feels comfortable and matches your natural teeth.

You will be able to resume your normal day once your aesthetic dental filling is complete, but you may have some sensitivity to cold and hot food and beverages for 1 – 3 days. You can use nonprescription pain medicine to minimize any discomfort, but you should not experience any major problems. If your filling seems too high or uneven, please contact our office. You can maintain your tooth-colored filling by following a regular home care routine with daily flossing and brushing. During your annual exam, we will assess your filling to determine if it should be replaced or repaired.

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Composite resin fillings are a standard treatment for cavities and are typically covered in part by insurance. Someone from our team will talk to your dental insurance company to understand your coverage so we can calculate your personal cost. If you do not have insurance, we're happy to go over the payment options we accept at our office, including medical financing options. We want to make getting quality, necessary dental treatment as easy as possible for our New York City patients.

Cavities may start as a common problem, but it's important to have them addressed before they develop into a larger concern that could end up impacting your overall health. At East Village Dental Center, tooth decay and cavities may be treated with tooth-colored fillings. Our team matches the shade of your natural teeth so you can have a healthy, beautiful smile. If you suspect you or your child has a cavity, contact our New York, NY office to schedule a dental exam.

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