Tooth-Colored Fillings in New York, NY

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what is a tooth-colored filling?

Tooth-colored, or composite fillings, are a discrete way to fill cavities and mask other imperfections, such as cracked and broken teeth. Dr. Jason Kasarsky, a Manhattan cosmetic and implant dentist, will precisely match the filling color to blend in with the rest of the patient’s natural teeth. Tooth-colored fillings help to restore the smile by treating cavities, cracks, and chips. Dr. Kasarsky uses tooth-colored fillings for new concerns as well as replacing old metal fillings. 

What Are the Benefits of Tooth-Colored Fillings?

If you need a filling to treat a cavity or cracked tooth, Dr. Jason Kasarsky can ensure you have a high-quality, tooth-colored filling placed. The advantages of tooth-colored fillings made of resin or porcelain include:

  • The filling is not recognizable to others when you speak or eat
  • Healthier for the mouth and your well-being than fillings of yesteryear, such as mercury or amalgam fillings
  • Prevents further tooth decay
  • Placement is quick and should cause minimal discomfort
  • Fillings last up to 7-10 years
  • Provides a natural look and a more aesthetically pleasing smile than other fillings

Am I A Candidate for Tooth-Colored Fillings?

Composite resin tooth-colored fillings typically seal the decayed area in the tooth after cleaning it. Composite resin is a versatile material that can be used to correct other issues with your teeth, such as chips or enamel that has been worn down by teeth grinding (bruxism). Since the material is colored to blend with your teeth, tooth-colored fillings may be used on the front and back teeth for a great appearance. If you have metal fillings, talk to Dr. Kasarsky about removing them and having them re-done with composite resin.

how a tooth-colored filling works

During the treatment process we will use resin or porcelain material for the filling and it will be shaded to match the color of the patient’s natural tooth. Once the area with tooth decay is cleaned, a filling will be created and bonded to the tooth. Typically, resin fillings can last at least 15 years if the patient practices good hygiene, including regular brushing and flossing. 

How much is a tooth-colored filling?

Patients can expect to pay between $225 - $500 per tooth for a filling. This price varies among patients and depends on the number of teeth needing to be filled and the material being used for the filling. Patients should check with their insurance provider to determine if this procedure is covered fully or partially by their care plan.

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how long does a tooth-colored filling Last?

If the patient practices good oral hygiene with brushing, flossing and professional teeth cleanings, tooth-colored fillings typically last for 15 years or longer.

how to care for a tooth-colored filling

Although there are no special care instructions for tooth-colored fillings, it is important for patients to practice good oral hygiene to maintain their filling, as well as prevent any further damage to the teeth.  Patients are asked to brush and floss daily and schedule regular dental exams and cleanings.

Do I Have a Cavity?

We use advanced diagnostic tools, such as digital X-rays, to confirm a cavity in the tooth, but patients may consider scheduling an appointment to have their teeth checked if they experience a toothache, tooth sensitivity from hot or cold, or if they feel pain while chewing. Annual dental exams can make it easy for the dentist to detect problems, like cavities, as they develop.

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Average Cost  
From $325
Average Procedure Time  
30 Minutes - 2 Hours
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Our Manhattan and White Plains offices ensure help each patient their best dental care through excellent customer care and premier dental services. Cosmetic and general dentist, Dr. Kasarsky uses the latest technology to repair cavities, cracks, and other imperfections.

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