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Tooth-Colored Fillings

Tooth-Colored Fillings in Manhattan, NY

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About Tooth-Colored Fillings

To best serve her patients, cosmetic and general dentist, Dr. Victoria Veytsman, runs a metal and mercury free dental practice. When fillings are needed to fill a dental cavity or strengthen the tooth, Dr. Veytsman uses resin and porcelain for a better treatment and the tooth-colored fillings help to maintain the aesthetic value of the patient's teeth after the procedure. Every filling at Dr. Veytsman's Midtown Manhattan dental practice is colored to match the patient's natural teeth for seamless protection. Another reason Dr. Veytsman prefers tooth-colored fillings is the fact that they do not change in size or appearance like metal fillings and resin or porcelain fillings cause less sensitivity to the patient. Dr. Veytsman highly recommends tooth-colored porcelain or resin over metal for those in need of dental fillings.

What to Expect

Dr. Veytsman offers her patients a one-of-a-kind experience when undergoing a filling procedure. Prior to the procedure, the patient’s tooth is photographed and measured to create a filling that is comfortable and matches the shade of their tooth. The filling, made of resin or porcelain, is then bonded to the tooth. These steps help to create a filling that perfectly fits the patient's tooth and covers the entire area that needs protection. This procedure can cause minor pain and discomfort, so most patients will not be able to immediately return to their regular routines.

Treatment Aftercare

Following a filling procedure, patients will need time, at least 1 – 3 hours, to allow their anesthesia to wear off before they can leave the office. Patients should be cautious in talking or chewing so they do not bite the inside of their mouth or tongue while the area is numb. The gums may also be tender or sore at the injection site, but this will subside in a day or so. The tooth or teeth will be sensitive to hot or cold liquids or food for a short time, but this is normal and temporary. Should patients feel any extreme discomfort or unevenness in the tooth after the anesthesia has worn off, please call our office immediately. Patients typically should not expect to receive any medication or special instructions unless directed by Dr. Veytsman during their consultation or after the procedure.

Anticipated Costs

Like other dental procedures, the cost of a tooth-colored filling is dependent upon the amount of work that needs to be done and the materials needed. Our office will contact the patient's insurance company prior to visiting our New York office, to inquire if this procedure is covered within their policy. For those without insurance or looking to pay the cost out of pocket, payment options can be discussed during the consultation with Dr. Veytsman.

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Dr. Veytsman's dental practice in New York would be honored to help you achieve the smile you’ve been dreaming of. Our tooth-colored fillings help to maintain the overall beauty of your smile, as well as ensuring that you can have comfort with normal activities like eating and drinking. Schedule an appointment at our Midtown East office to see if tooth-colored filling are the right treatment for you.

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