Tooth-Colored Fillings in New York City, NY
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What are Tooth-Colored Fillings?
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.
Can I Have Tooth-Colored Fillings?
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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Update [3/23/2023]: The office manager called me and assured me they will note my concerns and look to conduct better care of patients moving forward. I felt she was sincere and have since updated my review. I hope they continue to work on their patient care / Customer service as they are a vital health care facility in the community. Updated 1/30/2023 - Not sure what’s happened at East Village Dental however I think it’s a change in the management team that handles customer service. While they have updated the way they conduct business when you call they rarely pick up the phone, they do not return calls, they don’t have an emergency line for concerns post surgery. After an uncovering I developed canker sores and called them for a follow up they told me they’d call me back and instead I went the entire weekend in pain (see attached photo at your discretion). I did use warm water and salt to soothe the area but maybe they could have prescribed something to alleviate the pain which led to several days of headaches. There was little concern about my pain/discomfort which I’m very surprised from a place that I really liked and highly recommended just 1-2 years ago. After my crowns are in place I’m not sure I’ll go to them for a cleaning letting alone any serious oral surgery. Until they get a team that’s actually concerned about the customer/Patient stay away from EVD.
Excellent communication and kind staff. I have been coming here for ten years and I’m always kindly greeted, and well informed on the treatment expected. Highly recommended if you haven’t found that dental clinic that leaves you feeling like that’s the one. They are very professional and very efficient, as well as very accommodating. Cheerio
A wonderful practice! Both in their care and bedside manner, East Village Dental Center delivers ideal experiences. They’ve been serving my family and the community at large for many years. The receptionists are so nice and welcoming. The hygienist hooked me up with a painless cleaning and the doc was lovely. One can witness how imperative the reception desk being bilingual is here and how courtesy, a smile, cleanliness and quality care are so important to the diverse demographic that surrounds this gem. It’s walking distance for me, but I’d travel here if it wasn’t! Bravo!
Let me start by saying this dental office is for the community 100%, they are transparent about pricing from the moment you talk to them unlike many dentists in the area which I appreciated! Vanessa and Christine are funny , sweet, honest and understanding ! They took my concerns and budget seriously. Never met receptionists that are compassionate until these two! They squeezed me last minute ( literally) in and the dentist whose name was Amish was so informative and explained my crown procedure. Thank you all!! See you soon !! My two sisters get services here now I see why! 💚💚💚
Let me start by saying this dental office is for the community 100%, they are transparent about pricing from the moment you talk to them unlike many dentists in the area which I appreciated! Vanessa and Christine are funny , sweet, honest and understanding ! They took my concerns and budget seriously. Never met receptionists that are compassionate until these two! They squeezed me last minute ( literally) in and the dentist whose name began with an A was so informative and explained my crown procedure. Thank you all!! See you soon !! My two sisters get services here now I see why! 💚💚💚
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What is Getting Tooth-Colored Fillings Like?
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.
What Sort of Follow-Up Can I Expect After Getting a Tooth-Colored Filling?
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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Does Insurance Pay for Tooth-Colored Fillings?
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.
Create a Seamless Smile with Tooth-Colored Fillings
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.