Dental cavities are a common problem that develop when bacteria attacks your enamel. Previously, cavities were treated with an amalgam material, a combination of metals like mercury or silver. We now know that these fillings don't adhere very well with the enamel and the mercury can be hazardous to your overall health. By eliminating the use of amalgam fillings at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry, we are also helping to eradicate the need for the extensive filtration process necessary to dispose of mercury. At our practice in New York, NY, Dr. Marianna Farber uses tooth-colored fillings made with a composite resin to fill cavities and protect the tooth. Dr. Farber can also take out metal fillings and apply composite resin fillings for a more reliable and more attractive cavity treatment. If you are experiencing signs and symptoms of tooth decay or cavities, contact our office today to schedule a consultation for tooth-colored fillings.
"It was a great experience to be a client of Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry. The staffs were nice, welcoming and accommodating to your needs. The dentist was very nice also, makes you feel at ease and explains to your understanding the procedure to be done. Prices were also reasonable for the wonderful service they render to you."- B.D. / Google / Nov 08, 2018
"Always pleasant and professional. Explains everything step by step!"- I.I. / Demandforce / Apr 19, 2019
"I had Dr. Farber place porcelain veneers on my teeth a few years ago and they look as good today as the day they were first bonded on, I moved overseas but still always come in to see her for my follow ups and cleanings when I’m in town, wouldn’t go anywhere else."- M.B. / Google / Sep 18, 2019
"I had an awesome experience at my dental appointment with Dr. Farber, I came in needing my tooth pulled because it cracked it half, I was mortified, she used some new machine and got it out in no time, painless and I had no pain or swelling afterwards, exceeded my expectations above and beyond."- A.B. / Google / Sep 12, 2019
"Dr. Farber is my favorite dentist, I came in with two teeth that chipped, everything from beginning to end of the procedure seemed as easy and painless as a dental visit can be, I was even able to see what my teeth looked like before and after the procedure with the photos she took, it was probably the most pleasant dental experience I’ve had, and I have had many!"- P.F. / Google / Jun 19, 2019
Composite resin tooth-colored fillings usually cover the decayed area in the tooth once it is treated by Dr. Farber. Composite resin is a useful material that may be used to address other issues with your teeth, such as chips or excessive wear on the enamel by bruxism (teeth grinding). Since the material is tinted to blend with your teeth, fillings may be placed on the back and front teeth for a natural finish. If you have amalgam fillings, talk to Dr. Farber about getting them taken out and replaced with composite resin fillings.
What To Expect
Receiving a tooth-colored filling at Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry is usually a simple procedure. The treatment area will be numbed to help you feel more comfortable, and stronger sedation methods may also be administered if you are experiencing any fears or anxieties in order to help keep you relaxed. After you're ready, the infected enamel can be cleared away using a dental drill that Dr. Farber will choose based upon the location of the cavity and the amount of decay. Once the enamel is treated and the area is disinfected, the area will be replaced with the composite resin and set. Dr. Farber will smooth the filling material so it matches your other teeth for a natural appearance.
You will be able to return to your day once your tooth-colored filling is complete, but you may notice a sensitivity to cold and hot food and beverages for 1 – 3 days. You can use nonprescription pain medication to treat discomfort; however, you shouldn't experience any serious problems. If your filling seems high or uneven, please call us. Your filling should be cleaned by following a regular home care routine including daily flossing and brushing. At your annual exam, Dr. Farber will check your filling to determine if it should be replaced or repaired.
Composite resin fillings are a standard treatment for dental cavities that are typically covered partially by insurance. A team member will talk to your dental insurance company to understand your coverage so we can calculate your bill. If you don't have dental insurance, Dr. Farber will discuss the payment methods we accept at your appointment, plus information on medical financing.
Cavities may begin as a normal problem, but it is crucial to have them fixed before they develop into a big issue. At Contemporary & Esthetic Dentistry in New York, tooth decay and cavities may be corrected with composite resin fillings. Dr. Farber makes sure to match the shade of your teeth so you can have a healthy, attractive smile. If you think you or your child has tooth decay, contact us to make an exam with Dr. Farber.