Tooth-Colored Fillings in New York City, NY
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What are tooth-colored fillings?
Dental cavities are a common problem that happens when bacteria attack the enamel. Previously, dentists treated cavities with a material called amalgam, which is a mixture of metals like silver or mercury. We now know that these fillings don't bond well with the teeth, and the mercury is dangerous to your overall health. At 286 Madison Dental in New York, NY, our team uses tooth-colored fillings made from a composite resin to fill cavities and protect the tooth. Our team can also take out metal fillings and apply composite resin fillings for a more reliable and better-looking treatment for cavities.
Who is the best candidate for tooth-colored fillings?
Tooth-colored fillings typically seal the decayed area in the tooth's enamel after our team cleans it. Composite resin is a versatile material that may be used to address other issues with your teeth, such as cracks or wear on the enamel by bruxism (teeth grinding). Since the composite resin is colored to match your teeth, fillings can be used on both the back and front teeth for a great result. If you have metal fillings, talk to our team about getting them removed and replaced with composite resin.
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What to expect with a tooth-colored filling?
Getting a filling at 286 Madison Dental is usually a quick treatment. The area surrounding the cavity will be numbed with a local anesthetic to help you feel more comfortable. Our team may consider stronger sedation methods if you have any fears or dental anxieties to help keep you relaxed during the procedure. Once you are prepared, the affected enamel is treated with a dental drill that our team will select based upon the cavity's location and the decay level. After the enamel is removed and the tooth is disinfected, the area is filled with composite material and set with a special light. Our team will polish the filling so it matches your natural teeth.
What is recovery like following a filling?
You should be able to resume your day once your tooth-colored filling is done, but you may notice some sensitivity to cold and hot food and beverages for 1 – 3 days. You can use nonprescription pain medication to address any discomfort, but you shouldn't experience any major problems. If, after a few days, the filling feels too high or uneven, please get in touch with us. Your filling should be kept clean by following a normal home oral care routine, including daily flossing and brushing. When you return for your annual checkup, our New York City team will assess your filling and decide if it should be replaced or repaired at any point.
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Does insurance cover fillings?
Composite resin fillings are a common treatment for cavities usually covered partially by insurance. A team member will contact your insurance company to determine your exact coverage before calculating your personal cost. If you don't have insurance, our team can talk about the payments accepted by our office, as well as medical financing options, at your consultation.
Composite fillings that blend with your teeth
Cavities in the teeth may begin as a normal issue, but it's crucial to have them addressed before they become a more expensive concern. At 286 Madison Dental in New York, NY small areas of tooth decay can be addressed with composite resin fillings. Our team matches the color of your natural teeth so you get a healthy, attractive smile. If you think you or a family member has a cavity, contact our office to schedule an exam with our team.