A dental filling is a restoration that improves the function and integrity of teeth damaged by cavities, decay, or minor trauma.
Dr. Brandon Huang is a leader in modern dental treatments and offers tooth-colored fillings at his office in Manhattan, NY. These restorations are made of composite resin and offer several advantages over metal fillings, such as improved aesthetics.
During a consultation with Dr. Huang, you will discuss your condition and treatment goals so he can determine whether a tooth-colored dental filling is right for you. In the case the decay is too large, he may recommend an inlay or onlay. If you suffer from bruxism, you should also discuss treatment options since chronic teeth grinding can damage the restoration.
The procedure to place tooth-colored fillings is quick, easy, and relatively pain-free.
First, you will receive a local anesthetic to ensure your comfort during the treatment. After Dr. Huang has removed decayed tissue from the tooth, he will gently etch its surface to create a strong bonding surface. He will then place the composite into the cavity, precisely layering the material, and smooth it for a natural look. The shade of the filling will be chosen to closely match the rest of your teeth.
Unless you received sedation, you can immediately return to work or other activities. You may feel slight tenderness as the numbing medicine wears off. Be sure to avoid eating any hard or sticky foods for at least one day following treatment. If you experience lingering discomfort, be sure to contact our practice.