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.
Tooth-Colored Fillings Reviews
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"Jason, You're like Federer . You've got the magic touch. Every move is perfect and you have a great command of your staff around you. As long as I've been a patient/friend I still notice everything, as all your patients do of course, about how i'm treated by you and everyone on your staff. Always been first cabin! Best, Mark"- mc / Office Visit / Jul 13, 2017
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"Jason, You're like Federer. You've got the magic touch. Every move is perfect and you have a great command of your staff around you. As long as i've been a patient/friend I still notice everything, as all your patients do of course, about how i'm treated by you and everyone on your staff. Always been first cabin! Best, Mark"- ML / Office Visit / Jul 12, 2017
"Wonderful service! I trust them implicitly!"- DD / Office Visit / Nov 21, 2017
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
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.
tooth-colored Fillings FAQ
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.
Plan Your Procedure
- 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.